“Anger is never without a reason, but seldom with a good one.”
– Benjamin Franklin
We thought we were really nice people before we had kids. Our children can sometimes trigger anger that we didn’t even realize was there, anger that can surprise us with its violence. To overcome unrighteous anger, we need to understand why we get angry (sometimes it’s not unjustified!) and make a plan for how we are going to deal with it. This can be a difficult issue for many people because it takes humility to admit when we are wrong, and vulnerability to deal with our own brokenness.
Show Notes: Check out these resources.
- Book: Taming the Lion Within: 5 Steps from Anger to Peace by Dr. Rhonda Chervin
- Great article: How to Deal with Parental Anger by Dr. Sears
- Our podcast on The Courage to Correct Your Spouse
- Our podcast on Words Matter