Anger management tips
Anger management tips – I personally don’t believe anger should be managed. I believe anger should be controlled to the point that one can express it and no one gets hurt or damaged in the process…including you (that’s my opinion). Nonetheless, here are 10 anger management tips that should be helpful to you:
- When you are angry, always take a step back, think and take a deep breath before you do or say anything. That old saying, “Sticks and stones may break my bones but words can never hurt me” is one of the biggest lies ever told. Words can do damage. Sometimes beyond repair, other than by the Holy Spirit.
- Remember that the power of life and death is in the tongue (Proverbs 18:21). When you are angry, many times you say things you will regret later. Once it is spoken, it can minister death to the relationship. That’s why the #1 tip of the anger management tips (above) is so important.
- “Be swift to hear, slow to speak, and slow to wrath (James 1:19). Make sure you take the time to hear the whole matter and get a clear understanding of what is going on before you get angry about the situation. Things aren’t always what they seem.
- The next technique you can use is to give the other person the benefit of the doubt.…Blessed are the merciful for they shall obtain mercy (Matthew 5:7). Why do we think other people will never make a mistake when we make them all the time?
- “Be Angry, and sin not (Ephesians 4:6). Just because something makes you angry doesn’t mean you have to let everyone know. There should be times when you just go to the Lord and talk to him, and let him show you his take on the matter. Usually, he’ll show you yourself[in the mirror].
- Renew your mind with the Word of God (Romans 12:1-3). This was the only way I ended up not being an “angry spouse” for life. Whenever I find myself getting a little on edge, I know that my Word Level is low. Meditating in the Bible on scripture pertaining to anger will help you manage the anger until the Holy Spirit is in control.
- Always try to resolve the issue “before the sun goes down” (Ephesians 4:26). Lying down angry can be deadly. The chemistry in your body changes when you are angry. People have had heart attacks, or their blood pressure can shoot up when they’re angry for long periods of time.
- Never spank your children when you are angry. Always allow yourself to calm down and see what lasting damage you could inflict when you are out of control.
- Learn to refuse to take offense. This last one of these anger management tips is definitely not the least in importance. We can be offended about something every day of the week if we want to. John Bevere has written a book that I highly recommend titled, “The Bait of Satan”. This book helped me greatly in not allowing myself to be angry about every little thing.
- My last anger management tip is that you get that book.