Over the years I have talked with a large number of people who feel extremely responsible for everyone and everything in their lives. They falsely believe that it is their responsibility to make their own lives and the lives of their families run smoothly and happily. God has called us to love and care for one another. He has not called us to fix everyone’s problems and be responsible for how their lives turn out. Women in particular can easily confuse their God-given inclina
We often hear people make comments such as, "That makes me mad" or "She made me mad." Such statements reflect a common misconception about anger, namely, that people or events cause us to get angry. In reality, people or events do not make us get mad; we get mad because we were demanding something that we didn't get. If I'm demanding that another person respond in a certain way, and they don't, I'll get mad. If I'm demanding that a certain event work out a certain way, and it
Very few people understand what causes their unrighteous anger. Rather than having the understanding they need to prevent it, they simply try to manage it. In fact, most programs to help people with anger problems are built on this “anger management” approach. Unfortunately, trying to manage anger does not get rid of its self-centered source. Like many man-made solutions, a superficial treatment is prescribed before the correct diagnosis is made.
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