How to Handle All those Triggers: Interview with Amber Lia {Podcast 504}

Are you tired of your over-reactions to life’s everyday issues?

Have you lost hope that your marriage will ever get out of this rut?

Maybe you’re utterly spent emotionally, totally depleted of reserves, and feel like you’ll never be the wife or mama you imagined?

As I often say, “Sister, you’re not alone. There is hope.”

How to Handle All Those Triggers with Amber Lia on the More to Be Podcast

This latest episode on the More to Be Podcast reiterates that message for every weary woman, every triggered mama, every disheartened wife. Amber Lia, author of Marriage Triggers with her husband, Guy, and co-author of Triggers: Exchanging Parents’ Angry Reactions for Gentle Biblical Responses, with Wendy Speake, shares such deep biblical wisdom with relevant action steps.

You’ll be encouraged to pursue God for real and lasting transformation, not only in your relationships but in yourself. Count this as your marching orders, girding you up by the power of the Holy Spirit, to face the most daunting daily struggles with fresh hope and perspective.

Timeless Truths

Counseling, through the work of the Holy Spirit, can change everything. – Elisa

Triggers don’t go away. They will happen. But you can respond differently. – Elisa

It takes a childhood to train a child. It takes a lifetime of commitment to your spouse to grow and be refined. – Amber

We have to allow the Holy Spirit to transform our attitude and outlook. – Amber

Every single trigger is an opportunity for growth and transformation. – Amber

Triggers don't go away. They will happen. But you can respond differently. - More to Be Podcast #504

We can’t eliminate triggers from our lives, but we can learn to respond instead of reacting. – Amber

We can be responsive and response able, instead of reactive, by taking the time to reflect at the emotions causing the behavior. – Elisa

Blessings come from obedience to the Lord. – Amber

Triggers can be blessings. They expose, like a light on an issue that still needs to be resolved. – Lisa

Every single trigger is an opportunity for growth and transformation.

It is so important to be a blessing to one another by carrying each other burdens. – Amber

Anger is a secondary emotion revealing an issue below the surface. – Elisa

God calls us to not neglect meeting together . . . whatever you need to do to get help is the right thing to do. – Amber

We need to walk together in our struggles and stop the isolation caused by shame. – Elisa

It’s time to break free of the trap of shame that keeps us from seeking help for our marriages. – Elisa

We need to walk together in our struggles and stop the isolation caused by shame.

What is our reaction under the state of alarm — fight, flight, freeze? It’s so important to know what we’re doing and why, without judgment about right or wrong, rather grace for moving our reactions to responses. – Elisa

God is a good, good father. He can heal our hearts. – Amber

Marriage Triggers is about giving you new ways to handle your triggers. – Amber

There are biblical ways to reframe the way we think and respond. – Amber

It is so important to be a blessing to one another by carrying each other burdens.

There is not a relationship that doesn’t need some measure of rebuilding. – Elisa

Keep going in the direction that the Lord is leading and invite Him to be a part of your everyday moments. – Amber

The moment you said “I do” to your spouse, you said yes to your match made in heaven. – Amber

Our purpose in life is to become more like Christ and loving others. – Amber

The relationship is more important than the task. – Elisa

We get to become wise. We get to be transformed. We get to watch God change our generational curses to generational blessings.

We get to become wise. We get to be transformed. We get to watch God change our generational curses to generational blessings. – Amber

Satan has been satan a long time. He will always condemn us. But God has been God longer and He knows what He is doing. He is faithful to help us. – Amber

Give them what they don’t deserve. That’s grace. – Amber

Take a holy pause. Don’t react. Respond by the work of the Spirit. – Amber

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  • Ecclesiastes 7:5-14
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