Do you ever struggle with anger?
Do you sometimes suppressing or expressing your anger in destructive ways?
Perhaps you’ve been taught anger is a sin and you just need to repent and forgive?
My question to you is, have you ever been taught how to process anger in a healthy way?
If so, this episode of the Created To Thrive Podcast is for you: “Understanding and Processing Anger: A Pathway to Better Emotional Health.”
Tune in now as my friend and life coach Lisa Pinney returns to continue our discussion on emotional health, and today we dive deep into the often misunderstood emotion of anger. We discuss four different types of anger and the underlying emotions that often fuel it.
Anger is a powerful emotion that needs to be processed. Yet, as believers, we tend to focus too much on rushing to forgiveness or letting go, but little on understanding on how to work through this strong emotion.
Forgiveness does not always help with anger and we discuss the importance of processing anger with God and even the person who caused it. However, forgiveness is important, and my last episode I shared my prayer and process on how to forgive someone, including yourself. I also have a free resources for you at https://loriksnyder.com/resources/ so go grab that after this episode.
Join us on this thought-provoking journey as we seek to understand and master our emotions, particularly anger, for our better emotional health. As always, Lisa and transparently share some of our personal struggles with anger and how it negatively affected our relationships, until we learned how to process anger in a healthy way.
Stay tuned for our next episode where we dive into understanding the root causes of anger, such as fear, shame, regret, and insecurity that are underneath anger. I would love to hear your comments of questions.
Our goal is to establish a deeper connection with the Lord and find restoration for our souls.
- The speaker’s personal experience with expressing anger and the need for healthy processing
- The modern Christian vernacular’s lack of understanding of anger and the middle ground between forgiveness and letting go
- The four types of anger and understanding that anger is not always a sin
- The harmful effects of weaponized scripture, especially when used on children
- Approaching conversations with others from a place of true listening and considering Jesus’ example
- The importance of self-awareness without self-judgment or criticism
- Exploring God’s expression of anger in the Old Testament and our responsibility to deal with our own anger
- Destructive anger, unprocessed anger, and justified anger in personal and professional contexts
- Understanding and embracing righteous anger, using Jesus’ example in the temple courts
- Bringing our anger to God and seeking His guidance and understanding
- The gift of forgiveness for ourselves and the process of releasing injustice to start the healing process
- The misunderstandings surrounding anger and its role as a secondary emotion
- Exploring the root causes of anger and addressing them in the next episode
- The importance of processing anger with God and the person who caused it
- Being honest with God about our anger and finding comfort and understanding from the Holy Spirit
- Wrestling with complex issues
- The increasing prevalence of caregiving and the emotional challenges that come with it