Q&A: How do I get my anger under control?

Q: I find that I get angry a lot because of various things and I take it out on my family. What can I do to get it under control?

A: All of us experience anger because we are made in God’s image. When something doesn’t go our way, we get angry, when it’s unfair, we get angry. I would suggest two things: Before you have any response, count to 100. Let yourself calm down before you do anything. The book of Proverbs says retrain your anger. If you take time to take a walk, you’re more likely to have a positive response. Some time ago, I wrote a book called Anger: How to Handle a Powerful Emotion in a Healthy Way in which I deal with this issue in a much more thorough manner. I suggest you read and work through that book.