How to Cool It When You Are Burning Up Mad

how-to-cool-it-when-you-are-burning-up-mad by byron loy, Agape Christian Counseling Services St Louis MOBy Byron Loy, MA, LPC, LCPC, CRADC

Anger isn’t a wrong emotion or even a bad emotion. There are even some things which should probably make us angrier than they do. However, even in those instances, there are appropriate ways to handle our anger. Jesus told us, in Mathew 5:21, “You have heard that it was said to the people long ago, ‘Do not murder, anyone who murders will be subject to judgment’.” So far so good, I hope…

You have heard that it was said to the

Anger: A Multifactorial Approach

by Darrell Provinse, MA, LPC, NCC, Director and CEO

anger multifactorial approach - lioness no wordsAnger. What is it?

Anger is a God-given emotion that gives us energy to protect someone else or ourselves, or to take action against an injustice. Anger itself is not wrong.  What we do with anger or in anger can be very wrong.  Anger can very often signal that something is wrong with us with our relationship, in our psychological life, emotional life, or thought life, etc.  Anger is a secondary emotion.  Underneath anger, …

15 MORE Books Recommended by Agape Counselors

As promised last month, here is another list of books that our counselors recommend. There are many books out there that our counselors recommend to clients regularly. Below are 15 of the books that are on the list. Click on the pictures to view these books on Amazon.com Book Store.

 

How We Love Book CoverHow We Love

by Milan & Kay Yerkovich

This book, based on attachment theory, helps people understand how childhood experiences have shaped the way they approach adult relationships. …

15 Books Recommended by Agape Counselors

In lieu of our typical Featured Article this month, we polled our counselors and comprised a list of books that our counselors recommend. Of course there are many many books out there that our counselors recommend to clients regularly and we could never cover them all in one post, so there will be more to follow next month. Below are the first 15 books on the list. To find them on Amazon, click on the pictures.

 

Where is god when it hurts bookWhere Is God When It Hurts?

by Phillip Yancey

This is a wonderful book…

Dysfunctional Anger

By Bob Vass, MEd, PLPC, NCC

The one who harbors anger is like the person who picks up a hot coal to hurl it at his enemy:  that person is the only one who gets burned.(Chinese Proverb)

So it is with dysfunctional anger – with one significant difference. That kind of anger also affects more than just the perpetrator; it can destroy relationships and ruin families.

There is a distinction between anger as a normal human reaction and anger that turns into irrational rage.  Healthy…

Darrell Provinse, MA, LPC, NCC

Executive Director and CEO

Darrell Provinse earned his degrees from Washington University and Webster University in St. Louis, MO. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Missouri and a National Certified Counselor. He is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA), American Counseling Association (ACA), Association for Specialists in Group Work, and the International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors. He is also the Executive Director…