There’s some discussion about whether anger is a primary emotion or a learned behavior. Some believe that we are innately born with angry tendencies. Others believe that we have developed the need to feel angry throughout time.
No matter which side you’re sitting on, though, most everyone will agree that anger is a part of everybody’s lives in one form or another.
Hangry. Impatience. Road rage. Frustration…all various forms of anger; all various forms of taking it out on other people.
President Gordon B. Hinckley taught, “Temper is a vicious and corrosive thing that destroys affection and casts out love.”
We can’t afford to have any more affection destroyed or love cast out.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints gives us the following principles for overcoming anger:
- Resolve Underlying Problems
- Take Responsibility for Anger
- Identify the Anger Cycle
- Keep an Anger Log
- Defuse Anger-Provoking Thoughts
- Get Out of the Situation
- Idenfity Calming Activities
- Share Underlying Feelings
- Seek Spiritual Change
We’ve found some episodes from the Our Turtle House App that we believe will help you as you learn to deal with anger. Click on the picture below to open each episode directly in your Our Turtle House App.