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Cure for Bitterness

Forgiveness…might just be the most beautiful word in the English language.  Since all we wrote about last month was fighting and anger, fuedin’ and fussin,’ it’s about time to talk about how to stop all that and find resolution and reconciliation.  And that’s where forgiveness comes in. You see, if we don’t forgive, the acid […]

Unmet Expectations and Anger

by Harold & Bette Gillogly 100% of your anger comes from your unmet expectations.  That’s hard to believe, isn’t it?  OK, let’s unpack it a little bit so we can understand how this impacts everyone us. Maybe you’re a wife who is really angry at her husband.  He doesn’t pick up after himself.  Leaves his […]

Hard Truths about Anger

Here are some secrets about anger you probably don’t want to hear.  We don’t like them either, but we have to grit our teeth and take them to heart because they’re TRUE. Expressing your anger does not lessen your anger. It usually increases it.  “WHAT?  I just want to blow off some steam.  Get it […]

The Dangers of Anger

By Harold & Bette Gillogly Holding onto anger is both dangerous and dumb!  Here’s why – You will suffer consequences that will make you miserable.  Nobody in their right mind wants to be miserable.  DO YOU? Here are some of the ways it’s going to mess you up: It becomes a habit. It will be […]

Handling Anger in Conflict

by Harold and Bette Gillogly It seems like we’ve been talking about fighting an awfully long time, doesn’t it?   But there is a reason for it.  For far too many Christian couples, Holy Wedlock has become Holy Deadlock.  From our experience, we have to agree with counselors who declare that conflict is the greatest cause […]

Forgiveness

by Patrick & Dwaina Six Several years ago, we faced a difficult and stressful situation.  Feelings of hurt, fear, and frustration festered and ultimately turned into anger. As the anger took root, it threatened to change us into bitter, disillusioned people.  We had to make a choice.  Holding on to the anger meant risking damage […]

Reconcilable Differences

“We seem to be at each other’s throat all the time lately.  I yell, he yells.  I hurt him.  He hurts me.  I don’t know what we’re going to do!”  We hear this — or something like it — a lot.  More now than we use to. CONFLICT.  It doesn’t have to cripple us, but […]

The Truth About Anger

Here are four truths about anger. If we really believe these truths and act upon them, we will take a giant step toward handling our anger. We get angry because real life is not the way we think it OUGHT to be (Psa. 37:8). “She should understand me.” “He shouldn’t treat me this way.” There […]

The High Cost of Divorce

The truth is no one ever emerges from divorce unscathed.  Everyone involved is permanently harmed. Everyone understands there will be immediate trauma to the divorcing couple, but few realize the lingering emotional and psychological effects. For example, research by Judith Wallerstein with the California Children of Divorce Project shows an especially dismal future for women […]