- Paperback: 208 pages
- Publisher: Thomas Nelson; 1 edition (August 7, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9780718093044
- ISBN-13: 978-0718093044
- ASIN: 0310332796
- Product Dimensions: 1 x 1 x 1 inches
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- Average Customer Review: 1,377 customer reviews
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Unglued: Making Wise Choices in the Midst of Raw Emotions Paperback – August 7, 2012
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Lysa TerKeurst is president of Proverbs 31 Ministries and the New York Times bestselling author of Uninvited and The Best Yes. She writes from her sticky farm table and lives with her family in North Carolina. Connect with her at www.LysaTerKeurst.com.
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Then I read Unglued and TerKeurst's explanations of how people's emotions work stuck with me. I have a combination of two types she discusses. With my family I am what she calls an exploder. Exploders hold nothing back. But, I knew that wasn't all of it because with friends, even if I do get mad, I don't explode on them. The other half of my personality is what TerKeurst calls stuffer. I stuff all negative emotions when dealing with friends and acquaintances and ignore them for as long as possible. Eventually a stuffer's feelings will explode, but it usually takes time. I found that I would take my stuffed feelings home and explode there. Why we take advantage of the ones we love most is beyond me.
Unglued talks about other types of people as well as the negative consequences of raw emotion that you might not see coming. It really opened my eyes and although I don't always think in time to stop myself, I realize as I begin to rant or stuff that I need to stop and think. This is absolutely progress for me - "imperfect progress" as TerKeurst would say, but still progress.
I continued to read, because if I start something, especially if I pay for it, I will finish it. I even sat it down for a couple weeks. Finally, I picked it back up and continued to read. Perhaps it was because I needed a Lysa break or maybe the second part of the book is better, but when I began reading for the second time, I quickly finished the book in two settings.
My biggest takeaway from Unglued is that these moments are opportunities to expand, grow, and extend our grace toward others. In addition, it is okay to be broken as long as we turn toward scripture and lean on God’s promises.
If you're struggling with becoming angry- bitter- jealous... unglued whether with kids, husband, co-worker etc... this book would be a great tool for you. Lysa always delivers some great books with helpful information. Changing my perspective and having a plan ahead of time to know how I'm going to react is my goal. Thanks Lysa!
If you want to feel like the moments where you lose it are normal, this is the book for you!
If you want to learn how to not over-react in emotional situations, this is the book for you!
If you want to know how to respond to others who are responding emotionally, this is the book for you!
If you know someone with emotions, this is the book for you!
If you HAVE emotions, this is the book for you!
This is definitely in my top 5 most recommended books of all times. If you are debating if you should purchase this book or not, get it! You won't regret it!
I love this book!!
I cannot recommend this highly enough, and wish everyone would read it. I think this is life changing and it was definitely a God-send for me at this point in life, with 3 small children coming unglued is not what I want to do but living in exhaustion I needed the gentle reminder that I have a choice to extend grace and teach it in a fun with my littles.
Thank you Lysa for this phenomenal book that was truly God-inspired.
Thank you're being the best friend and havng this "tough conversation" and being real.