Joy Wendling: We Were Created to Play

What if parenting could be peaceful, purposeful, and playful? Have you ever considered play as being just as important for adults as it is for kids? Today, we’re chatting about how we were created to play.

My guest this week is Joy Wendling, who is passionate about helping moms enjoy parenting as they teach their children about Jesus. She’s also passionate about reminding us we were all created to play and can encounter Jesus through play.

Her name fits her perfectly! She is a joy to talk with, and she is joyfully taking action where her passion, compassion, and conviction intersect.

If you need refreshment and encouragement, you’ll find it here. I know what Joy shares will encourage, inspire, and challenge you! So listen in while I have a chat with Joy Wendling.

A Few Favorite Quotes from We Were Created to Play

“In college, I was introduced to Jesus as a friend–and for today. That it wasn’t just this thing that we could experience after we died–it wasn’t just about getting to heaven, it was about living life with Jesus. When that happened, my whole world changed.”

“Abundant life became this thing that I understood in a new way .” –Joy Wendling

Connect with Joy and learn more about how we were created to play …

You can connect with Joy at and find links to her podcast, coaching, and speaking! If what Joy shared intrigued you, be sure to book a free consult!

More about Joy …

Enthusiastic and passionate with a simple, yet profound message, Joy Wendling is a writer, speaker, podcaster, and founder of Created to Play. Jesus has always been a part of her life, but not until college did she come to know him as a friend and understand an authentic, daily relationship with him. This experience led to Joy’s passion for equipping families to take responsibility for their children’s discipleship.

Joy believes play is the best way to engage children, as well as an essential part of the abundant life and complete joy offered to us through Christ. When she isn’t serving parents and children’s ministry leaders, you can find Joy at home in the Pacific Northwest, laughing and playing with her five daughters and husband.

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