Wendy Speake

With a background in Hollywood as a trained actress, Wendy Speake ministers to women as a bible teacher by applying the power of drama, poetry and comedy to the study of Scripture and real-life application of biblical truths. She has co-authored two books with Amber Lia titled Triggers: Exchanging Parents’ Angry Reactions for Gentle Biblical Responses and their latest, Parenting Scripts: When What You’re Saying Isn’t Working, Say Something New. Wendy is also the co-author (with Kelli Stuart) of Life Creative: Inspiration for Today’s Renaissance Mom. Wendy and her husband, Matt, have three sons and reside in southern California. Learn more about Wendy at her website, wendyspeake.com.

Wendy Speake in the Focus on the Family broadcast studio

Giving Up Sugar, Tasting God’s Goodness

Author Wendy Speake explains how she developed a closer relationship with God after overcoming her sugar addiction which she had been turning to for comfort in the face of life’s difficulties, and challenges listeners to pursue spiritual transformation by overcoming their own addictions. Jim Daly’s wife, Jean, joins the conversation to share her personal experiences.

Understanding Your Triggers for More Peaceful Parenting (Part 2 of 2)

Understanding Your Triggers for More Peaceful Parenting (Part 2 of 2)

In a follow-up to our highly popular program “Understanding How to Manage Anger in Motherhood,” Amber Lia and Wendy Speake return to offer more practical advice found in their book Triggers: Exchanging Parents’ Angry Reactions for Gentle Biblical Responses. (Part 2 of 2)

Understanding Your Triggers for More Peaceful Parenting (Part 1 of 2)

Understanding Your Triggers for More Peaceful Parenting (Part 1 of 2)

In a follow-up to our highly popular program “Understanding How to Manage Anger in Motherhood,” Amber Lia and Wendy Speake return to offer more practical advice found in their book Triggers: Exchanging Parents’ Angry Reactions for Gentle Biblical Responses. (Part 1 of 2)

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Saying the Right Thing When Your Child Misbehaves, Part 4

John and Danny talking about the root issues of sibling rivalry and how to avoid letting it make you feel like a bad parent. Featuring Wendy Speake and Amber Lia. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/parentingpodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY

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Saying the Right Thing When Your Child Misbehaves, Part 3

John and Danny talking about the root issues of sibling rivalry and how to avoid letting it make you feel like a bad parent. Featuring Wendy Speake and Amber Lia. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/parentingpodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY

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Saying the Right Thing When Your Child Misbehaves, Part 2

John and Danny talking about the root issues of sibling rivalry and how to avoid letting it make you feel like a bad parent. Featuring Wendy Speake and Amber Lia. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/parentingpodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY

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Saying the Right Thing When Your Child Misbehaves, Part 1

John and Danny talking about the root issues of sibling rivalry and how to avoid letting it make you feel like a bad parent. Featuring Wendy Speake and Amber Lia. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/parentingpodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY

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Understanding How to Manage Anger in Motherhood (Part 2 of 2)

Based on their book Triggers, Amber Lia and Wendy Speake discuss common external and internal triggers that can make mothers angry, like when their children whine, disobey and complain, and when they have to deal with exhaustion, noise and household mess. Our guests offer encouragement to moms and explain how they can manage their anger in a healthier way. (Part 2 of 2)

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Understanding How to Manage Anger in Motherhood (Part 1 of 2)

Based on their book Triggers, Amber Lia and Wendy Speake discuss common external and internal triggers that can make mothers angry, like when their children whine, disobey and complain, and when they have to deal with exhaustion, noise and household mess. Our guests offer encouragement to moms and explain how they can manage their anger in a healthier way. (Part 1 of 2)

How to Speak to Your Children When They Misbehave

Effective parenting scripts to employ when responding to your child’s misbehavior