Anger in parenting can tear precious relationships apart, crush developing spirits, and discourage emotional growth.
I think it’s especially hard for children to never know what will happen next, or how bad their parents’ emotional response will be. I’ve seen anger in parenting wear many masks from cynicism and sarcasm, to irritation and frustration, to full-out wrath and rage. While many of us would easily identify rage as abusive, cynicism in parenting is sneakier and more socially acceptable–yet it, too, can be damaging.
I want my kids to know how much I love them. More importantly, I want them to know the love of God. I don’t want to exasperate them.
I suspect you, also, want your kids to grow up in a loving, kind home.
Overcome Anger in Parenting
Let’s end that cycle of anger for our kids right now, shall we? We can overcome anger in parenting.
The Bible is full of Scripture on anger.
I’ve been reading Israel and Brook Wayne’s new book Pitchin’ A Fit: Overcoming Angry and Stressed-Out Parenting, and I love the fact that the book is full of helpful Scripture.
We can overcome anger through the strength we find only through salvation, through the in-dwelling of the Holy Spirit. We can actively work toward our own sanctification by washing our minds in the Word, and humbly praying over the issue.
Bible Verses about Anger
When I’m struggling with an issue, I find it really helpful to read what Scripture says about that issue over and over again. You too? Just download your Bible verses about anger cards, use them as bookmarks, stick them to your mirror, read through them each day, and commit them each day. Hiding God’s word in our hearts is a great way to avoid sinning against God!
To help the words stick in your brain, the Bible verses about anger cards are color-coded:
- The virtues in the verses that you’ll want to display in your parenting are green, like the flower stems and leaves (for growth).
- The character traits you’ll want to lay at the foot of the cross are the same color as the flowers on each card.
- The cards that refer to God’s character are labeled as such just above the flower.
If you haven’t already, be sure to purchase a copy of Israel and Brook Wayne’s Pitchin’ A Fit!: Overcoming Angry and Stressed-Out Parenting.
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