Monday, May 12, 2014

How to Handle Anger

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Anger.

I never considered myself an angry person until I had children.   In .73 seconds I can go from happy as a lark to angry as a brown bear whose just had her cubs messed with.  In my case, it is my cubs who have just messed with me. 

I hate the feeling that wells up in me.  I hate the look on my children's faces when their momma is ticked off. 
By the grace of God and leading of the Holy Spirit, I am very humbled to share that the anger stays at bay more often than not now.  This is a testament to the power of God working in my heart.  Let me assure you that everything that I tried to do to change this issue failed miserably.  That's not to say that I don't still mess up and have to apologize, but at least forward progress is being made. 
Because anger has been such an issue in my parenting, it is a topic that has been covered many times on this blog.  Here are a few of the blog posts about anger and learning to keep a lid on the emotion.
Combining my experiences with what author Tedd Tripp shares in Chapter 4 of his book Shepherding a Child's Heart, I pray that you can make steps forward to cease the "unholy anger" in your life. 

And be sure to share you questions and thoughts on the ABC Jesus Loves Me Facebook Group as we discuss Chapter 4 of our online book study.

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