We have heard from childhood, Dont get angry. A bumper sticker reads, If you are not angry you havent been paying attention. Anger is as much a normal part of us as is breathing. It is a response that lets us know something is wrong and something should be done. A healthy reaction often leads to resolution while inappropriate measures tend to make the matter worse. HURT PEOPLE HURT PEOPLE. A hurt, angry person often lashes out hurting other people. Anger is not the problem. The way we deal with our anger can become a problem. We all have issues that cause pain and anger. Learning the sources of anger and developing healthy responses to it can greatly improve our relationship with others and enhance our walk with the Lord. Anger is not the problem. Jesus was angry when he cleared the Temple. Be angry and sin not; Eph. 4.26 Chester W. Wood has worked with adults and children dealing with anger issues for over 30 years. A native Floridian, he graduated The Baptist College of Florida in Theology, Manatee Community College and attended the University of South Florida. Chester served with the Tampa Police Department, Florida Department of Corrections and Florida Sheriffs Boys Ranch in Live Oak, Fl. He was a Youth and Children Minister, Child Protective Investigator, Child Case Manager, Child Mental Health Counselor and Abused Child Forensic Interviewer, conducting over 300 taped interviews of abused children for law enforcement and court use. He has conducted many anger management classes and developed this Christ centered anger management workbook to provide a concise guide based on the Word of God. He continues ministry to abused children plus adults in addiction recovery. Chester has two adult children, two grandchildren and wife Myra is Director of a shelter for abused children.
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