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Making Wise Choices in the Midst of Raw Emotions

Author Lysa TerKeurst
Narrator Lysa TerKeurst
Runtime 5.3 Hrs. - Unabridged
Publisher Zondervan
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Release Date July 26, 2012
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Every day women face situations that beg them to come unglued, undone, and to act unchristianly.  This book will help a woman learn to positively process her raw emotions—those emotions a woman hides from everyone else but spews on those she loves the most.

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"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."

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Uplifting and inspiring!
Love this book! It inspired and gave me hope. I will read it again and again when I need reassurance.
Review by / (Posted on 5/15/2015)
A book for all women who have emotions- whether you think you can control them or not!
Unglued. Such a small word, yet it encompass so many emotions and reactions and for many of us, daily realities.

The term unglued in the sense most would think about it would mean completely flying off the handle, blowing up and spewing anger and hurt all over the place- mostly all over another person. But Lysa TerKeurst shows that becoming unglued doesn't always have to be an outward show of emotions, but that it can also be a stuffing down of emotions, letting them fester and turn into bitterness and even possibly "retaliation rocks" that are stored up and hurled at a later date. And that's where the subheading of the book comes in: Making Wise Choices in the Midst of Raw Emotions. Because even if we believe we are doing the honorable and godly thing of not having an outward breakdown and "losing it" if we are stuffing those emotions down and continuing to chew on them without actually processing them or Letting Them Go, then we are still unglued and not doing the godly thing.

What I love about this book is TerKeurst's honesty and transparency. She shares story after story of opportunities where she could have chosen a different course, but still managed to come unglued, and she also tells of the times she did choose, despite what her first thoughts were, to make healthy responses. These are real life examples, that I can honestly say I have also experienced an example like that- hateful email- check... broken computer- check... so busy and stressed that one more thing will make me lose it...check! TerKeurst writes this book in a conversational tone and because I was listening to the audio version that she narrates herself, I felt like she was riding in the car with me just telling me stories!

But there is not only a lot of stories and examples, there are practical steps and tips that she gives to help you make those wise decisions even when your emotions are raw. Before you think this is some kind of self-help book, I assure you it is not. It is a book firmly rooted in Jesus and the Word, and fully covered in grace. TerKeurst herself, repeatedly reminds us that we will not be perfect, but that we can make "imperfect progress." I love that. Imperfect progress. It's a step in the direction toward godliness (which as Christians is where we should be heading) but a reminder that we are not perfect, but God is oh so gracious.

I highly recommend this book to those who know they struggle in this area as well as those who believe they have a handle on it-- you just may find that you are actually a stuffer!

* I would like thank christianaudio Reviewer's Program for the audio version of this book in exchange for my honest review.
Review by / (Posted on 3/13/2015)
Great content, maybe a better book to read vs listen to
I think I would like to get the print version of this book. The reason I would give this book a three star review is because Lysa's voice is a bit hard to focus on.
Review by / (Posted on 1/19/2015)
Unglued is awesome! I am recommending it to all of my friends! It was really great having Lysa read it herself. It was funny, scriptural, and exactly what I needed to hear!
Review by / (Posted on 1/8/2015)
I laughed, I cringed, I screamed, it moved me, Bob!
See above. Wow, this is a good book- lots of scripture and lots of humorous, albeit painful, stories with morals. With only two kids under my belt, I don't know how she does it with five and a career on top of it all. I loved the idea of balancing truth with love- not stuffing nor exploding. I want to share this book! I love how she reads it, too.
Review by / (Posted on 1/6/2015)
bought one for a friend
I found it very helpful and esp. enjoyed insight on 'sabbaths'.
Review by / (Posted on 12/31/2014)
A solid pot of gold
Really impressed with this audiobook, which I am recommending enthiastically to all my friends. Lysa has a very godly outlook on the need for preparing our hearts for situations we can struggle in, particularly with relational conflict. I have been personally challenged, but better yet, comforted with a perspective here that is all for the transformative power of the holy spirit and 'standing in the flow of God's grace'. I cannot praise it highly enough! Thank you!
Review by / (Posted on 11/27/2014)
thought provoking
I listened to this at just the right time - when i was far too busy to sit down and read. Althought the terms stuffing and becoming unglued are not commonly used where I live, the lessons from the scriptures on right ways to live are universal.The book got the lessons across in an easy to llisten to way.Thank you
Review by / (Posted on 11/21/2014)
Transform Your Mind Through The Washing Of The Word!
I always love it when the writer reads the book. As was taught in speech-101 at my university, voice inflection is a huge part of the message. Sister Lysa does a great read on this book. Emotions are powerful for building up and tearing down relationships and Lysa's book attempts to use biblical principles to achieve a positive use of one's God made emotions.
Review by / (Posted on 11/18/2014)