I must admit, the only reason I bought this book was because it was .99 on Kindle. At the time of purchasing, I had just started reading The Best Yes. Typically, I have a few books going at one time with several on my nightstand and hundreds on my to read list. I began Unglued and was very eager to relate with Lysa like I had while devouring The Best Yes. Yes, Unglued was a great read, and I found myself relating to many of the circumstances that TerKeust describes; however, the book was full of her being angry at friends, family members, strangers, etc., with no actual solutions to managing meltdowns.
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 Gods promises.
I am so thankful that Ms. Tyrkeurst has written this book. I have spent my life stuffing emotions and spewing and hurting the ones I love so dearly. Even after 30 plus years of being a Christian, I struggled with this issue. I have read "Unglued" through 3 times, passed it on to a daughter, but will purchase another copy so I can reread this again.
This was a very good read! I love her sense of humor! It helped me learn to have a different perspective on how to deal with stress. Could read this again and probably get something I didn't the first time. helped me to understand I need to quit stuffing and deal with things before they become too much. I felt the book was speaking directly too me.