A relative makes a tactless comment about your child's weight.
The guy behind you on the expressway follows too closely.
Your spouse lets the gas tank go down to empty . . . again.
Getting angry is easy. Daily irritations, frustrations, and pain poke at us. Feelings of disappointment, hurt, rejection, and embarrassment prod in us. And once the unwieldy cluster of emotions of anger are aroused, our thoughts and actions can feel out of control and impossible to manage.
Dr. Gary Chapman, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The 5 Love Languages®, offers helpful-and sometimes surprising-insights into why you get angry and what you can do about it. Using real-life stories and practical principles, Chapman explains how you can channel anger in ways that are healthy and productive. You'll also be equipped to help those you love (including your children) deal with their own anger, as well as effectively deal with those long-simmering feelings of anger toward people in your past.
Includes an assessment that will help you discover your personal propensity toward handling anger and how to effectively tame it when it arises.
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I was looking for a book on the subject and this being by the author of one of the best marriage books ever, I figured it's worth a shot. Very good beginning to prevent you from sinning when you are angry.
Probably OK, if you're a Christian.
I listened to to maybe 20 minutes of this. What I did not realize when I bought it was that it is by a Christian, and written for Christians.I thought maybe I could still get something out of it, even though I am not a Christian. But that was not the case.The biblical references are piled too high and too deep.Christians may love this kind of thing, but for a non-Christian, I think it is a non-starter.
Being someone with an intense anger issue..
....this book is spot on. I'm only an hour in and I've learned more things than I can even begin to tell you. To those that rate it poorly bc it "preaches" or includes bible verses, I'm sad to see you giving this book a bad rating just because it isn't what you necessarily believe in. I'm a christian so of course i really connect with this but theres a lot to be learned here even as a non-christian. Or even as someone who is searching for a greater truth.
Also, Gary Chapman is a known Christian. To the person who noted the 5 love languages, you do know that comes from scripture and from a biblical background right? He even mentions it in this book and bases some of his ways of handling anger on the exact same principles as the 5 love languages. Gary Chapman wrote a book on how to handle anger in a healthy way. He is a christian; christianity is a way of life, a way of thinking... its not an object. It's not something separate from regular life. You can't teach how to handle anger ouside of a christian perspective if you're a christian bc that world doesn't exist. So you need to know the author and this author is a very openly dedicated christian and any book he writes that is a self-help will always be based on the Christian view point. I'm sorry those of you who judge him for that do so. It isn't fair but I guess thats just that sometimes. I wish you all the best. This is a fantastic book.