July 18, 2004 at 6:31 pm #871
It’s eating me up and I think it is bigger than me right now.
Prayers would be appreciatedJuly 18, 2004 at 8:09 pm #3108
Nail your anger to the foot of the cross, give it to God (try)
I am sure others have already joined in prayer for your needs today.July 20, 2004 at 5:26 am #3118
I will be praying still as a follow-up ” title=”Very Happy” />July 21, 2004 at 10:27 am #3131
I think the fact that I recognize the danger is already half the battle, no?July 21, 2004 at 2:14 pm #3135
[quote:2yglgqtw]I think the fact that I recognize the danger is already half the battle, no?[/quote:2yglgqtw]
Kind of, but the hardest part is [i:2yglgqtw]controlling[/i:2yglgqtw] it. ” title=”Wink” />July 25, 2004 at 3:56 am #3165
I’ll keep you in my prayers. Sometimes I struggle with the same thing. I agree with you though, recognizing the problem might be half the battle. Good luck and God bless. ” title=”Smile” />July 25, 2004 at 5:33 pm #3170
[quote:1gv1rgaz][quote:1gv1rgaz]I think the fact that I recognize the danger is already half the battle, no?[/quote:1gv1rgaz]
Kind of, but the hardest part is [i:1gv1rgaz]controlling[/i:1gv1rgaz] it. ” title=”Wink” />[/quote:1gv1rgaz]
True, but I am really having trouble doing so.
I think I am Ok and then something sets me off again.
Its a real heartache.
The prayers are so appreciated JackieJuly 25, 2004 at 9:17 pm #3176
I’ll admit it, I have a temper problem so I share in your struggle. I think I know how you feel. ” title=”Smile” />July 26, 2004 at 1:15 am #3177
[quote:1lke5lbb]I’ll admit it, I have a temper problem so I share in your struggle. I think I know how you feel. ” title=”Smile” />[/quote:1lke5lbb]
Agonizing…isn’t it?July 26, 2004 at 6:09 pm #3186
I wish I could remember how I was rid of my temper. My brother and I inherited our father’s anger issues. All through our childhood there were times when we would snap and beat on each other until we were too tired to continue (one good thing is that we were incredibly tough and nearly impossible to hurt – two traits that helped us in wrestling). At some point in my faith journey, I simply lost that anger deep inside myself. I know that it is there inside of me, but the Spirit isolates my soul from its influence.July 26, 2004 at 6:59 pm #3187
[quote:m5ghat5q]At some point in my faith journey, I simply lost that anger deep inside myself. I know that it is there inside of me, but the Spirit isolates my soul from its influence.[/quote:m5ghat5q]
I think I am slowly going through that process now. It certainly takes time and patience though.July 26, 2004 at 7:20 pm #3188
I started reading this post in prayer, and certainly continue to do so. Unfortunately it sparked some of my own anger
What I mean is this, from time to time I have pondered the question of why everyone seems to accept and basically tolerate (put up with) situations where men fly off the handle. When the anger has subsided the issue is no longer discussed—-it seems like folks just accept this is part of a man’s makeup.
I ask you this question; what generally comes to mind when a woman does likewise? Is she menstrual? unstrung? unstable? a nut case? or a female dog?? It seems to me that folks don’t easily dismiss angry outbursts from the gentler sex.
I get just as steamed as the next person over things, but boy I would feel mighty bad if I let others witness my temper. Its a guilt thing.
I wonder is it just me? Is my outlook colored by my experience? My experience is this: My biological father was an alcoholic whoseanger was life threatening to his family. My stepfather also has a temper (verbally, not physically, displayed), and everyone dismisses it. When my dear husband displays his dislike of a situation (he does not blow up often, or have tantrums) again I dismiss it like it is a trait that men never grow out or grow up about.
I do however have no problem what so ever displaying what I call righteous anger, or justice for the less fortunate. (In my younger years I marched a drunk marine out a a restaurant with my hands on his collar-he was harassing my friends—-I was not even a physically big person at the time) In more recent years I confronted a group of teen age thugs who had set their rotweiler (sp?) to tearing down a newly planted tree in a public park. Looking back either case I did not act very practically for I too may have been torn to shreds.
What I am saying
the anger is in all of us all the time over certain situations. Why do we tolerate it in men whom we like and love yet do not seem to do so for women????
I do not mean to turn this into my own psycho-analysis, but is my viewpoint similar to others or has my experience in life made me march to a different drummer? :” title=”Question” />July 26, 2004 at 7:31 pm #3189
clarification: I am not suggesting ‘equal tantrum rights’ for women. lol. Instead I wonder if we enable anger by tolerating outbursts from friends and loved ones?July 27, 2004 at 5:36 am #3192
Well, Pam, you certainly gave me something to think about for the rest of the day and every time I get mad and feel like lashing out at someone or something.July 27, 2004 at 3:23 pm #3198
I turned this prayer request on anger into a question-one that I obviously got into ( I was just hoping that Jon would not see it as a litany from his soon-to-be mother-law )
I want to thank-you all involved for getting me to question anger and our response to both our own anger and the anger of others. Looking at it HAS been cathartic for me. ” title=”Very Happy” />
But I do want to apologize—-this is STILL a prayer request-and that is where we always need to take our problems
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, on your own intelligence rely not;
In all your ways be mindful of him, and he will make straight your paths.Proverbs 3:5-6July 27, 2004 at 10:28 pm #3202
She is a loving, wonderful hearted soul….
…but [b:6z02ndfq]don’t[/b:6z02ndfq] cross herJuly 29, 2004 at 4:18 am #3208
[quote:2m3dilh6]She is a loving, wonderful hearted soul….
…but [b:2m3dilh6]don’t[/b:2m3dilh6] cross her[/quote:2m3dilh6]
are you talking about mothers-in-law in general?
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