Book Review: Unglued by Lysa Terkeurst
As women, I think most of us will agree that we are certainly in touch with our emotions. That is the way God, our Creator, made us. And as women, we also know, that sometimes our emotions go from 0 to 100 in a matter of minutes. Often times those surging emotions reflect negatively in our behavior: yelling at the kids, distant to the husband, cold shoulder to a friend, panic, etc. It isn't okay when we let our emotions get the best of us, causing us to respond in ways we aren't proud of.
In Unglued, Lysa TerKerurst explains that our "feelings are indicators, not dictators." No matter how real and sincere our feelings are, they do not get to control how we respond in life. Unglued shows women how to acknowledge what they're feeling without becoming explosive, raging or out of control.
Lysa identifies four ways we can react when our emotions become "Unglued":
- Exploder that Blames Others
- Exploder that Shames Herself
- Stuffer that Builds Barriers
- Stuffer that Collects Retaliation Rocks
Normally, I'm not one for "self-help" books because they tend to distract me from the helpful truths already found in God's Word. (Just my own experiences; not a judgment against using self-help books!) However, I would say that, this was a great book, packed with useful and helpful ways to navigate stressful situations. I would recommend reading it!!!
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