Knowing the symptoms and some of the body’s reactions will help you become more realistic about your fears. In addition, you may need to take some important specific steps to subdue any fears of being out of control. When you recognize the icy fingers of fear digging into your shoulder, here are five practical strategies you can consider.
1. ASK YOURSELF, “DO I LIKE BEING STUCK?” Some people actually like being stuck. They like being the victim, they like attention, and are comfortable with “learned helplessness.” But if the answer is no, what are you willing to do about it? Are you willing to try something new and different to get unstuck?
COMMUNICATION. Be sure to have eye ball to eye ball communication on a daily basis. It is a good way to re-boot every day and discuss what your day has been like, and whatever is on your heart. Make it part of your routine to set aside time to really talk. It doesn’t have to be at the same time or same place every day, but make it a priority. Honest and meaningful communication is key to a good relationship.
Being a man in the twenty-first century isn't easy. In fact, trying to live up to a masculine ideal that may be nothing more than myth has left many men frustrated and angry. Often unable to express their emotions, these men appear buttoned-up until a seemingly minor setback unleashes a torrent of rage that can destroy personal and professional relationships. Life with a man who is angry is challenging and hard. But there are some things that you can do that can help both of you.
Recently a young mother asked me how she can learn to parent a toddler and a tweenager (preteen) without getting angry all the time. As a grandfather, I’d say that you just have to wait until you become a grandparent and then you can do it without anger.
Proverbs 19:3 states, “When a man’s folly brings his way to ruin, his heart rages against the Lord.”
I am sure that you’ve never been angry at the Lord. I have, but maybe you haven’t. But I am guessing you probably have. Being angry at the Lord is common to us, especially when things don’t go as we think they should.
The unexpected has happened and you are experiencing shock, sadness, and many other emotions that are overwhelming you. Here are a few tips to help you as you begin the journey to restoration and healing.