Managing your monster moments

taming your tantrum

Have you ever had monster moments?

If you have, then the idea of managing your monster moments may sound pretty good.  Even better?  Preventing them.

The more time I’ve spent on the subject of anger (this is day 29 of 31 days, ahem) the more unattractive the whole anger thing is to me.

I did a Google image search for angry women.  There is not a single image of someone looking all hot and sexy in her rage.  They all look like monsters.

I scrolled through the photos of my adorable sweet children and spotted the photo evidence of temper tantrums gone by.  It’s amazing how much their little faces would change from one photo to the next.

I got really brave and asked my husband to snap some photos of me the next time I was yelling.

This was probably the single worst idea I’ve ever had.   [Read more…]

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Counting the Cost of Anger – Interview with a Friend

The cost of anger

At some point, you knew I’d have to talk about the cost of anger.  It was right there up front in the introduction for the whole series on Anger.

Psalm 37:8 says

Stop being angry! Turn from your rage! Do not lose your temper – it only leads to harm.

Counting the cost of anger – remembering that it only leads to harm.

What if I told you that there were four simple words that would change everything….

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But…. yelling works so well….

but yelling works for me

I asked my son a simple question.

Do you know why I’m yelling?

His eyes were wide as he stared up into my face and shook his head.

No.

I took a deep breath and sat down beside him. Then I said simply

Because it works.

I’ll bet this happens in your house too.  See if the whole thing sounds like a page from your life. [Read more…]

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Yelling with my actions

yelling with my actions

Today’s post was originally titled “it’s all just yelling” but I ended up liking “yelling with my actions” better.

It paints the perfect picture for a very big concept. [Read more…]

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