Tag: emotions

anger

In Contemplation of Anger

As I have struggled with new frustrations, it is very easy to feel my disappointments and fears start to morph into the secondary emotion of anger. I have had plenty of time this month to consider why the Lord has commanded us to “refrain from anger.”

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lean into the pain

Lean Into The Pain – And Teach By Example

What if instead, when we’re feeling hurt, or sad, we allow our children to see us cry? And when they ask, “Mommy, why are you sad?” You tell them. You let them know that you feel pain too. And by example, you teach them to talk to someone they love and trust when they feel pain, instead of trying to bear it all alone.

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river emotional intelligence

Emotional Intelligence

In our culture, we teach kids dental hygiene. We teach them to wash their bodies properly. We teach them to read and write and work with numbers. We teach them etiquette and other practical skills for life. What so often gets neglected is emotional intelligence.

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