Responding Constructively when Life goes Wrong
What makes you angry? Sometimes it’s small things: traffic jams, a waiter’s mistake, or a friend’s inattention. And sometimes it’s big things: betrayal, injustice, meanness, violence, oppression, selfishness, and lying. How do you deal with your anger? Do you dump it on those around you? Or stuff it deep inside?
David Powlison surprises us with the news that God is angry too, but his anger is expressed constructively, by giving his own Son to right what’s wrong with this world. Learn the five questions to ask yourself that will help you express your anger God’s way in the difficult situations and relationships you face every day.
About the Author
David Powlison, M.Div., Ph.D. is Executive Director of Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation (CCEF) as well as a CCEF faculty member and Senior Editor of the Journal of Biblical Counseling. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, as well as an M.Div. from Westminster Theological Seminary.
David has been counseling for over thirty years and has written numerous articles on biblical counseling and on the relationship between faith and psychology. His books include Speaking Truth in Love; Seeing with New Eyes; Power Encounters: Reclaiming Spiritual Warfare; and The Biblical Counseling Movement: History and Context. His minibook titles include Facing Death with Hope; Healing after Abortion; Recovering from Child Abuse; and Renewing Marital Intimacy.
David has taught across the United States and in Korea, India, Brazil, Europe, and Sri Lanka. He blogs periodically at CCEF and The Gospel Coalition.
Other Booklets in the Series
-Angry Children: Understanding and Helping Your Child Regain Control by Michael R. Emlet
-Can We Talk? The Art of Relationship Building by Rob Green
-Dealing with Rejection by Jack Miller
-Family Feuds: How to Respond by Timothy S. Lane
-Freedom from Resentment: Stopping Hurts from Turning Bitter by Robert D. Jones
-Making Friends: Beyond Loneliness to Rich Relationships by Dee Brestin
-When Bad Things Happen: Thoughtful Answers to Hard Questions by William P. Smith
-When the Money Runs Out: Hope and Help for the Financially Stressed by James C. Petty
-When Your Kid’s in Trouble: How to Intervene Constructively by William P. Smith