Cool Off the ‘Soup’ with God’s Wisdom

Did you know that unresolved anger can have poisonous consequences for families?

The biblical commands for fathers focus on anger issues. If we ignore anger’s beneficial exposure of wounds that require attention, the resulting turmoil becomes a soup of real and perceived grievances and grudges. Perhaps the most destructive result of this caustic pattern is that bitterness blinds people to their own hurtful tendencies.

When saying “I am sorry” and seeking forgiveness becomes a sign of weakness in a harsh environment, it turns family gatherings into a potential war zone.

Since premarital counseling begins in the crib, it is not surprising that the next generation enters marriage with weapons sharpened to win arguments as they destroy relationships. One of the best gifts you can give a child is the example of addressing anger with God’s wisdom.

~ Ken Horton

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the second installment in a four-part series about anger.