Managing Your Emotions: Keeping Your Feelings from Running the Show
About: Managing Your Emotions.
Emotions are a powerful and important part of life, but sometimes it feels like they are out of control. Mild frustration quickly turns to anger. Sadness becomes despair. Disappointment deepens into bitterness. You may begin to wonder if you control your feelings or if they control you!
Amy Baker explains that our emotions don't have to run our lives. Instead, our emotions can reflect God's character even in our broken world. Through discussing how Jesus expressed his emotions and working through practical examples of real-life struggles, she shares how the gospel offers new resources for handling your emotions productively and reshapes the desires and interpretations that fuel your feelings.
About the Author
Author Amy Baker, Ph.D., is Ministry Resource Director at Faith Church in Lafayette, Indiana. A counselor certified with the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC, formerly NANC), Amy is also a Biblical Counseling Coalition council board member; instructor and counselor at Faith Biblical Counseling Ministries; and Vision of Hope residential treatment center board member. She and her husband Jeff have two children.
Amy explains how her passion for gospel-centered biblical counseling and discipleship leads her to write: “Writing is my faltering attempt to share with others the God who has rescued me and become my rock and strong tower,” she says. “As I grow in my understanding of how magnificent God is and taste his love and grace, I don’t want anyone else to miss out on this.”