Therapy + Theology with Carley Marcouillier

Therapy + Theology with Carley Marcouillier

Carley Marcouillier

A Better Way to View Our Anger & Resentment (Decoding Our Distress, Pt 4)

September 8, 2022   ●   21 min

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We all get angry, although maybe some of us do not recognize it or feel the need to deny it. The feelings associated with anger are a part of the human experience. In the therapy space, I often see how anger causes a significant level of distress. If not acknowledged carefully and resolved it will grow into resentment which holds our hearts in captivity, impacting our relationships with God and others.

Anger is like armor, it is powerful and assertive, and vital to protecting our sense of self. In therapy, it is often said that anger is a secondary emotion because it often acts in response to deeper displaced emotions such as fear, anxiety, guilt, and shame.

Questions We Will Consider in this Episode:

1. How do we become a people shaped by righteous anger that reflects God’s character?
2. Cause - What or who is trigger my anger?
3. Quality - What is our focus change or revenge?
4. Expression - What do you choose to do with it?

Other Episodes in Decoding Our Distress Series –

1. Why Do I Feel This Way? (Decoding Our Distress, Pt 1) –
2. Exploring Our Doubts and Fears (Decoding Our Distress, Pt 2) -
3. The Important Difference between Guilt & Shame (Decoding Our Distress, Pt 3) -

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