Everyone gets angry, but we don’t always handle our anger well. This Christian’s guide to getting angry should help.
Maybe We Need a Christian’s Guide to Getting Angry
Christians get a bad rap. The world calls us hypocrites, and we often deserve the label. We know we should love everyone, but how in the world can we love someone who hurts us? And how do we love the person who cuts us off in traffic, divorces us, or embarrasses us? All too often we try to demonstrate our love for one thing (unborn babies, for example), by killing or humiliating another thing (bombing abortion clinics or protesting in inappropriate places). No wonder the world gets the wrong picture of Jesus when they look at us.
We confuse non-Christians with our words and our actions. Maybe the problem goes deeper because we don’t know how to sort through our emotions, acknowledge them, and learn how to process them in a healthy way. If we have confusion about ourselves, it’s no wonder we confuse others.
The first step in the Christian’s guide to getting angry is to understand emotions. Emotions are. They happen and they live in Switzerland. We don’t need to label them as good or bad. We DO need to learn to acknowledge them with curiosity and kindness.
Listen to today’s podcast and let me know which step in the Christian’s guide to getting angry resonates the most with you.
Emotional Agility: Get Unstuck, Embrace Change, and Thrive at Work and Life by Susan David, Ph.D.
The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Besser van der Kolk, M.D.
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