God gave us emotions to experience life, not destroy it! Lysa TerKeurst admits that she, like most women, has had experiences where others bump into her happy and she comes emotionally unglued. We stuff, we explode, or we react somewhere in between. What do we do with these raw emotions? Is it really possible to make emotions work for us instead of against us? Yes, and in her usual inspiring and practical way, Lysa will show you how. Filled with gut-honest personal examples and biblical teaching, Unglued will equip you to: Know with confidence how to resolve conflict in your important relationships. Find peace in your most difficult relationships as you learn to be honest but kind when offended. Identify what type of reactor you are and how to significantly improve your communication. Respond with no regrets by managing your tendencies to stuff, explode, or react somewhere in between. Gain a deep sense of calm by responding to situations out of your control without acting out of control.
If auditions were held for a replacement for Oprah Winfrey.1 the early Oprah, who was vulnerable, open, girlfriendly, and not a billionaire TerKeurst would make a short list. This mom of five had a breakout hit with Made to Crave, and her newest should also resonate. TerKeurst is open about her moments of losing it especially at home, saying nasty things in the heat of the moment to her best-loved ones. But after those confessions come tips and tricks for being less emotionally reactive. There s a bit of scientific and psychological discussion of these states, but mostly she presents psychologically acute insights that will be familiar to those with some self-awareness through therapy, 12 steps, journaling, or other self-help methods. She does it in a distinctive voice and with Bible in hand. While there s no groundbreaking psychology, her voice is fresh and friendly. It will be most welcome to Oprah s large audience of suburban mothers who are currently in need of a guiding light, as long as they re open to advice with a distinctly Christian inflection.
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LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THIS BOOK!
The author uses funny scenarios of her life experiences. I really enjoyed the life lessons, learned a lot, & laughed throughout. The book was so relatable; I almost felt like she was talking about my life! Again, GREAT BOOK!
Well written - a great read. Full of truth and application for us. Another win for Lysa TerKeurst!
Changed my life
Very good book. It changed the way I live my life. Thank you!!