Unglued: Making Wise Choices in the Midst of Raw Emotions  -     By: Lysa TerKeurst
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Unglued: Making Wise Choices in the Midst of Raw Emotions

Zondervan / 2012 / Paperback

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In her bestseller Made to Crave, Bible-teacher Lysa TerKeurst shared her struggles with what went into her mouth and how her food choices were based on her emotions. Now in Unglued: Making Wise Choices in the Midst of Raw Emotions, she focuses on what comes out in her speech. Sharing from her own experience, Lysa observes how many women hold their feelings inside, until circumstances reach a crisis and we explode, speaking in anger and saying words we'll regret later. In a very real way, we can come unglued and lose control of our emotions.
But there is hope for women who desire healing for their emotions. Without offering pat answers or simple solutions, Lysa brings insight to help women resolve conflict in healthy ways and improve communication with those whom you're in close relationship. Discover what it means to "renew your mind" in Biblical and practical ways.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 192
Vendor: Zondervan
Publication Date: 2012
ISBN: 0310332796
ISBN-13: 9780310332794
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Publisher's Description

God gave us emotions to experience life, not destroy it! Lysa TerKeurst admits that she, like most women, has had experiences where others bump into her happy and she comes emotionally unglued. We stuff, we explode, or we react somewhere in between. What do we do with these raw emotions? Is it really possible to make emotions work for us instead of against us? Yes, and in her usual inspiring and practical way, Lysa will show you how. Filled with gut-honest personal examples and biblical teaching, Unglued will equip you to: Know with confidence how to resolve conflict in your important relationships. Find peace in your most difficult relationships as you learn to be honest but kind when offended. Identify what type of reactor you are and how to significantly improve your  communication. Respond with no regrets by managing your tendencies to stuff, explode, or react somewhere in between. Gain a deep sense of calm by responding to situations out of your control without acting out of control.

Author Bio

Lysa TerKeurst is the New York Times bestselling author of Made to Crave and Unglued. She isn't shy about admitting what a mess she can be. But she's been learning God's lessons and sharing them on her blog (www.LysaTerKeurst.com) and in her books. Lysa is president of Proverbs 31 Ministries and writes from her sticky farm table in North Carolina where she lives with her husband, Art, five kids, three dogs, and mouse that refuses to leave her kitchen.

 

 

Publisher's Weekly

If auditions were held for a replacement for Oprah Winfrey.1—the early Oprah, who was vulnerable, open, girlfriendly, and not a billionaire—TerKeurst would make a short list. This mom of five had a breakout hit with Made to Crave, and her newest should also resonate. TerKeurst is open about her moments of losing it—especially at home, saying nasty things in the heat of the moment to her best-loved ones. But after those confessions come tips and tricks for being less emotionally reactive. There’s a bit of scientific and psychological discussion of these states, but mostly she presents psychologically acute insights that will be familiar to those with some self-awareness through therapy, 12 steps, journaling, or other self-help methods. She does it in a distinctive voice and with Bible in hand. While there’s no groundbreaking psychology, her voice is fresh and friendly. It will be most welcome to Oprah’s large audience of suburban mothers who are currently in need of a guiding light, as long as they’re open to advice with a distinctly Christian inflection. (Aug.) 2012 Reed Business Information

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  1. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    Unglued
    October 3, 2014
    Lori
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    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.
  2. PEORIA, IL
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Above and beyond measure
    January 29, 2014
    NANA
    PEORIA, IL
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Love it! Love it! Love it! Lysa you are my new best friend. I saw the title for several months, and laughed because the woman had her head in a purse. I saw the title again and read some inserts_.wow! I thought, this woman is peaking in my window. I kept returning to this title and its inserts, then it hit me_this woman writes like I talk and feel. I bought the book and Lord behold, there I was on almost every single page. And the pages I was not on, well all I can say to those are "been there and done that". At the tender age of 61 I too am STILL working on all these issues, especially the stuffing and the "rock" throwing part. You have put your pen to paper just for me. I also have the audio book which I have now listened to 3 times (it's a 45min drive to work/45min drive home), so you really are my new best friend. Unglued, what a title! To the young ladies, to the mature ladies, to moms, to grand moms if you genuinely want to understand who you really are this is a requirement read book. Just so you know, me and some of my stuffer, over reacting, bump into my happy, emotional, unglued girl friends are going to study this book. Thanks for talking out loud about my (our) Ungluedness.
  3. South Dakota
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Fantastic!
    January 15, 2014
    Yvette
    South Dakota
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This book is incredible. I keep reading sections of it over for reminders to myself. I'm not sure I realized someone else could have some of the same problems I have, or that anyone else understood.
  4. Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Excellent and Wise Words
    January 11, 2014
    nomer15
    Gender: female
    "Unglued" by Lysa TerKeurst is a phenomenal book that helps women learn to make wise choices when confronted with their own raw emotions. Drawing on her own personal experience and biblical teaching, she shares what she has learned (and is learning) about submitting her emotions to the power of Jesus.

    She addresses the fact that our emotions are God-given; our emotions help us to feel, connect, and experience life. But so often, women in particular are vulnerable to allow our emotions to run our lives. One truth that TerKeurst draws out in this book is that "God gave [us] emotions so [we] could experience life, not destroy it" (p. 16). This book is a fantastic manual to help women of all ages and stages experience "imperfect progress", which she defines as "slow steps of progress wrapped in grace" (p. 14).

    Of especial importance are the chapters that help the reader define what kind of unglued you are. She explores four different types, two that stuff their emotions and two that explode with emotions, and offers sound biblical truth to help you on your journey of imperfect progress. One of my favorite quotes from the book comes from the chapter entitled "I Need a Procedure Manual": "The human soul is designed to recognize and respond to the calm assurance of Jesus. When I am in an unglued place, I can invite a power beyond my own into the situation by simply speaking His name. I don't have to know what to do. I don't have to have all the answers. I don't have to remember everything I learned in Bible study last week. I just have to remember one thing, one name--Jesus" (p.110-111).

    This book was absolutely outstanding. TerKeurst has an easy writing style that makes the material easily accessible. The subject matter is a neglected one that desperately needs to be discussed in the church. She does a wonderful job with balancing her own experiences and stories with what the Bible says about handling emotions. While there are no study questions at the back of the book, there is a companion DVD study which would be helpful for small groups to go through the material. I highly recommend this book!

    (I've received this complimentary book through the Book Sneeze program in exchange for a review. A positive review was not required and the views expressed in my review are strictly my own.)
  5. KS
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Good book, would like to do the dvd study
    December 5, 2013
    April E
    KS
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
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    Making wise choices in the midst of raw emotions - such an excellent subtitle - such a struggle for so many of us. I'm sure I'm not the only one who has struggled to make wise choices in the hectic moments of life, and not the only one who has come unglued at times, lashing out verbally at those around us. We can pull some major guilt trips on our families, putting on our martyr-hat and going on and on (loudly) about how we have to do all the work, no one appreciates us, and just what is everyone's problem anyway? Cupboard doors slam, feet stomp, husbands disappear to the garage, kids scatter and rush to finish their chores as fast as possible.

    Lysa TerKeurst has opened up and revealed her own struggles with controlling her emotions - actually her reactions to raw emotions - in her book Unglued: Making Wise Choices in the Midst of Raw Emotions. She talks about the two wrong ways to handle those emotions - stuffing and exploding - and breaks it down into four different categories:

    The Exploder Who Shames Herself

    The Exploder Who Blames Others

    The Stuffer Who Builds Barriers

    The Stuffer Who Collects Retaliation Rocks

    Lysa then tackles each category and shows us what each type of "unglued" looks like through examples from her own life. She shows how we can actually fall into different categories with different people, and most importantly, how we can overcome that tendency and handle conflicts in a godly way. My favorite chapters actually covered ways that we can equip ourselves to cope with the raw emotions by making sure we have room to breathe and our souls are filled with God's Word.

    Lysa's book is very well-written and it was a very timely and helpful book for me. I haven't been giving myself room to breathe or spending enough time on my own spiritual growth, and it was showing. Hectic moments of life (which are frequent in a family our size) were just bringing out more and more unglued reactions from me. We all try to hide our tendency to come unglued from others, especially other Christians. I'm very thankful that Lysa tackled the subject so transparently, to help us overcome the tendency to stuff our frustrations down until we just can't hold any more and explode on our families and friends.

    Lysa also has a DVD Bible study (also published by Zondervan) that accompanies this book, and the video portion of the study is filmed in Florence, Italy. I'd love to study this with the women in my church. Because while the book is very practical, it doesn't delve into Scripture as much as I'd like to, or as much as I need to overcome this battle. So while I recommend the book, I know from using some of Lysa's other DVD Bible studies, that I'll benefit even more from the study.

    If you're struggling with your raw emotions, coming unglued with those you care about most ... please read Lysa's book, Unglued, or join a Bible study using her Unglued Study guide.

    Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."
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Q: study guide verses participants guide The book Unglued has additional help that goes with it. What is the difference between a study guide verses a participants guide. I don't know what would be best to buy with the book.Thank you, Linda Rafkin aka candlewitness

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The only difference is that the Study Guide (WW688204) is a hardcover with the DVD inside the book and the Participants Guide (WW893165) is a softcover with the DVD in a separate case. The Participant's Guide is also available without the DVD (WW0892151), but must be used with the DVD study.

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