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
After understanding what reaction type we are, Lysa then gives practical advice on how to deal with our emotions in a God-honoring way. She even gives templates for conversations, based on her own real-life experiences, that show how to respond. The key to every piece of advice Lysa gives is this: as Christian women, we have the Holy Spirit dwelling on the inside, Who enables us to have self-control. The Holy Spirit provides our way of escape so we don't have to choose unfavorable responses to the stresses of life.

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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  1. Hi Stacie,
    Sounds like something I would be interested in reading! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Hey Mom! We talked about this book before. I'm going to send it to you.


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