Ashlyn and her husband, Ryan, have been married for 4 years. They worship with the Union church of Christ in Somerville, AL. She enjoys teaching bible class and writing on her blog Consider the Lilies. Below Ashlyn shares her post concerning anger within the marriage, and how we as wives need to learn to temper our reactions.
You’re having a fight discussion with your husband and it seems like he just isn’t listening to a thing you’re saying? You’re starting to lose it now. To get your point across you raise your voice. At that point you have lost all hope of controlling your temper. It’s likely that you will say something that you will later regret. I know you love your husband but lets face it sometimes he’s going to make you angry! We must work to control our temper/anger.Temper and anger go hand in hand.
- Anger-a strong feeling of displeasure and usually of antagonism
- Temper-state of feeling or frame of mind at a particular time usually dominated by a single strong emotion
But is being angry wrong? No, even Jesus was angry (Mark 3:5)! Anger in and of itself is not wrong. But we are told:
“Be ye angry and sin not: let not the sun go down on your wrath” Ephesians 4:26