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Anger: Handling a Powerful Emotion in a Healthy Wayby Gary Chapman
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A relative makes a tactless comment about your child's weight. The guy behind you on the expressway follows too closely. Your wife lets the gas tank go down to empty...again.
We live in an angry society. From road rage to workplace incidents to marital bickering, out-of-control anger is all around us. How can we handle our anger--and help those we love with theirs? How can we teach our children to deal with their anger? And what about those long-simmering feelings of anger toward people in our past? What's the difference between "bad" and "good" anger? Bestselling author and relationship expert Dr. Gary Chapman offers helpful--and sometimes surprising--insights on why we get angry, what we can do about it, and how we can use anger for good.
Includes a 13-session discussion guide perfect for small groups, workplace studies, and book clubs. Each chapter ends with reflection questions.
We live in an angry society. Bestselling author and relationship expert, Gary Chapman offers helpful insights on why we get angry, what we can do about it, and how we can use anger for good.
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.
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. 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.
About the Author
GARY CHAPMAN--author, speaker, counselor--has a passion for people and for helping them form lasting relationships. He is the #1 bestselling author of The 5 Love Languages series and director of Marriage and Family Life Consultants, Inc. Gary travels the world presenting seminars, and his radio programs air on more than 400 stations. For more information visit his website at www.5lovelanguages.com.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Our Angry World / 9
1. Where Does Anger Come From? / 13
2. When Anger Can Do Good / 23
3. When You're Angry for Good Reason / 33
4. When Anger Is Wrong / 53
5. How to Handle "Bad" Anger / 63
6. Explosions and Implosions / 75
7. The Anger That Lasts for Years / 91
8. What about Forgiveness? / 107
9. When You Are Angry at Your Spouse / 123
10. Helping Children Handle Anger / 1377
11. When You Are Angry at God / 155
12. "I'm Angry at Myself" / 167
13. Confronting an Angry Person / 181
Afterword / 195
Notes / 197
Acknowledgments / 199
Discussion Guilde / 201
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