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Wendy Speake: The Spiritual Discipline of Fasting and Why it Matters

Updated: Mar 17, 2021

One of your resolutions may be to have better boundaries with your phone... Me too!⁠

I love social media but I feel it draining me and distracting me more than ever. I want to be WAY more disciplined with my usage.⁠

But this episode actually asks us to take this to another level so that we are not only more focused on our ACTUAL life but we are actually more connected to God and the people He has asked you to have REAL connection with.⁠

This episode, Wendy talks about her personal experience of fasting, its purpose in her and her community, and the overall role fasting plays in the Kingdom of God.

Wendy answers questions like...

  • What is fasting? Why is it important to God?

  • Fasting is not just in Christian culture; what does fasting require of us as Christ followers unlike non-believers?

  • There are some like myself who rely on social media for their business or ministry. What best practices would you recommend for them to still do the challenge but also take a break?

Wendy Speake is the author of The 40-Day Sugar Fast and The 40-Day Social Media Fast and is coauthor of Triggers: Exchanging Parents’ Angry Reactions for Gentle Biblical Responses. She hosts her annual online 40-Day Sugar Fast every January and her 40-Day Social Media Fast every Lent.


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