Being on the road for 9 hours today, I was unable to post our normal Happy Hour post. But when I got home I happened to read Faith’s Rising blog because I was drawn in by the catchy title, It’s A Really Good Friday. Won’t you take a moment to read this post? It’s message is powerful and will go a long way to improve your marriage if we will but implement these Truths. Happy Good Friday to you and your spouse!
It’s been good to confess my anger. Even to strangers. Why? Because there is growth that comes even in the confession. And I’ve been blessed and touched with those who have contacted me to say thanks because they, too, struggle with angry thoughts and actions. Again, there is comfort in knowing we’re not alone in our struggles.
Confession isn’t enough, though, and doesn’t mean change will come. Additionally, just because we know others struggle we can’t become lazy in our participation in the process of change. If I am going to resist the temptations (which will come) to rant again, then I have to prepare my heart now.
17th century church leader and theologian, John Owen, exhorted the Christian with these words: “Be killing sin or it will be killing you.” While outbursts of anger isn’t one of the sins I deal with on a consistent basis, it’s one that…
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