faith and family, five things for your tuesday

five things for your tuesday. (dealing with anger edition)

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There is a LOT thrown at you every time you are on the internet. But one of the things that drives me a tad insane is seeing rants on social media. People complaining about family, co-workers, school teachers, fast food restaurant employees, the list goes on. And typically these type of posts garner a lot of attention and cause further anger in those that read it. “Yeah, my daughter had that teacher last year and I didn’t like her either!!!” kind of business. That teacher, that employee, that old lady that ran a red light? Is someone’s friend, mother, or sister. Let’s use our words to build up, yes?

There is an appropriate way to deal with anger, and maybe allowing social media to be a sounding board isn’t the best option? Here are a few verses I use in my own life in dealing with anger. Because yes. I deal with anger. We all do at some point:

 

“A fool always loses his temper, but a wise man holds it back”. (Proverbs 29:11)

 

“But everyone must be quick to hear, slow to speak, and slow to anger; for the anger of man does not achieve the righteousness of God”. (James 1:20)

 

“Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones”. (Proverbs 16:24) (this is one of the first verses our children learned to memorize!)

 

“A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger”. (Proverbs 15:1) (also a family favorite!)

 

“A man’s discretion makes him slow to anger, and it is glory to overlook a transgression”. (Proverbs 19:11)

 

Have a great week! If you want to read the other “5 Things for Your Tuesday” posts including the Family Quotes Edition (I still laugh about what my dad said about the dentist) or the Poop and Donuts Edition, you can find them on my Pinterest board {here}.

Or, if you missed my post yesterday about where God meets mothers, you can read that {here}.

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