Anger can erupt in a flash or smolder for a lifetime. It can spread like wildfire or engulf an individual. Sometimes anger is appropriate and other times it’s irrational, but the fact is that the emotion of anger needs to be a part of a healthy human experience.
Some suggest that anger is merely an evolutionary reflex to danger. However, anger, understood within a Christian worldview, is much more complex. It’s essential that we learn to deal with anger well and, in some cases, use it productively. Anger does not need to control us.
In Anger: Handling a Powerful Emotion in a Healthy Way, Dr. Gary Chapman, author of The 5 Love Languages, offers insight to the often surprising reasons behind our anger. He also seeks to aid you in learning helpful techniques for managing this intense emotion with a 13-session discussion guide and questions for reflection throughout.