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Anger: Taming a Powerful Emotion

By Dave Henning / August 4, 2016

Anger: Taming a Powerful Emotion( Moody Publishers, 2015) Anger: Taming a Powerful Emotion by Dr. Gary Chapman is a revised edition of The Other Side of Love, originally published in 1999.  To effectively and positively process anger, we must understand both the origin and purpose of anger.  Bringing anger under the lordship of Jesus helps heal […]


Identifying distorted anger

By Dave Henning / July 16, 2016

Dr. Gary Chapman concludes Chapter 4 of Anger as he talks about the issue of identifying distorted anger.  He repeats the one fundamental difference between distorted and definitive anger.  Definitive anger responds to an wrong someone inflicts.  In distorted anger, however, a perceived wrong leads to anger.  No actual wrongdoing occurs. Treating all anger as definitive causes crucial errors in judgment.  […]


Definitive and distorted anger

By Dave Henning / July 15, 2016

“Two kinds of anger exist: definitive and distorted.”- Gary Chapman ” ‘Anger’ is one letter short of ‘danger’.”- Author unknown In Chapter 4 (“When Anger is Wrong”) of Anger, Dr. Gary Chapman states that, due to original sin, we  have the “tendency to take every good gift of God and distort it into something perverse.”  Specifically, Satan […]

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