UnGlued by @LysaTerKeurst #ungluedbook

Have you ever become unglued, either with your children, spouse, co-worker or family member? I know I have.  As a single mom I had moments of  ungludeness, I know that isn’t a word but you’ll know what I mean in a minute!

I would become unglued when my kids couldn’t wake up in time for the bus and of course miss it, when they wouldn’t pick up after themselves and I would step on a Lego piece while stumbling to the kitchen for my morning cup of coffee, when I was hurt by someone and kept it inside or when my current husband would do something and I would start spewing all the things I have never forgotten that he has done during the past 10 years of marriage! That last one almost made me pass out!

I started reading the book, Unglued- Making Wise Choices in the Midst of Raw Emotions by Lysa TerKeurst.  It is  a wonderful book and her words will show you other ways of responding to these reactions.

She explains the four categories of becoming unglued:

  • Exploders who shame themselves
  • Exploders who blame others
  • Stuffers who build barriers
  • Stuffers who collect retaliation rocks

In my life I have reacted like all four of Lysa’s categories.  Our family is currently dealing with some trials with our now grown children. Thankfully I haven’t responded to some of the situations that we have had to endure lately. Lysa’s book came at a perfect time!  I plan to deal with at least one of our children’s issues using more of a Lysa-esk response!  I know that isn’t a word either!

I truly recommend this book, Unglued- Making Wise Choices in the Midst of Raw Emotions by Lysa TerKeurst. I now can keep most things in perspective. When I was dealing with my young children I had some moments of clarity! I used to pick my battles, choose which situations merited my attention and didn’t sweat the small stuff.  I recently felt like I had to “fix” everything.  Now I am reminded that God will take care of these issues.

Which of the four categories have you found yourself doing? Remember I have been all four! Just leave a comment below!

Don’t forget you can also watch a great interview with Lysa’s Pastor, Steven Furtick on her WebCast Here!

There is also a Bible Study connected with the book. You are welcome to join Melissa Taylor’s Online Bible Studies on Facebook and sign up on her Blog!

Image credit: creatista / 123RF Stock Photo

I did not receive any compensation for this review. I purchased the book and these comments and review are mine.

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Lisa Ladrido (65 Posts)

Lisa is an R.N. Mom Blogger and the author of Mom Blogger Buzz. She writes about Social Media, Technology, Product Reviews, Blogging Tips, Travel, Family and Health. She and her husband live in the Seattle area. They have 5 sons, 4 grandchildren and 3 furry four legged children!


1 comment for “UnGlued by @LysaTerKeurst #ungluedbook

  1. September 18, 2012 at 8:08 AM

    Sounds like a great read!
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