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Dealing With Anger

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:

  1. Pray
  2. Resolve Underlying Problems
  3. Take Responsibility for Anger
  4. Identify the Anger Cycle
  5. Keep an Anger Log
  6. Defuse Anger-Provoking Thoughts
  7. Get Out of the Situation
  8. Idenfity Calming Activities
  9. Share Underlying Feelings
  10. 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.

We can learn a lot by looking at how the Savior dealt with His anger in a "righteous" way. (Dealing With Anger Like the Savior, Hank Smith, Armor Up: Daily Devotional)
Whether it's YOU who has road rage or the people around you, here are some happiness tips on how to deal with the addiction to road rage. (Dealing with Others' Road Rage, Meg Johnson, Trial Tips)
Have you ever wished you could more easily move through frustrating or painful emotions? Join Carmen Herbert as she talks with Life Coach Jody Moore about how to replace resentment and guilt with genuine joy and gratitude. (Moving More Easily Through Emotions, Jody Moore, Doing Good Podcast)

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