When Mama Emotions Take Over (Unglued Giveaway!)

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I don’t know about you, but I find that the most difficult times to keep my emotions under control is when I’m caring for my children.

Why? Because I spend more time with them then I do anyone else. They are children, not adults, though sometimes I expect them to act like adults. I know more about them then anyone else and sometimes knowing that information can set me off in certain situations.

So when I read the book Unglued, I read it through the lens of being a mom mostly.

Lysa talks about different ways we tend to handle our emotions and I happen to fall into most of them, depending on what the relationship  of the person is to me.

For some reason, as a mother, I am prone to explode and hold nothing back when I hit that breaking point. Why is that? Do I think my children want to see the ugliest side of me simply because we spend the most time together?

Really, it ought to be the opposite for the same reason!

Before I can even change my actions, though, I need to change my thought life. Lysa says,

We won’t develop new responses until we develop new thoughts.

This is why it’s so important we know the Word and pray that God would use it to change us. We simply cannot do anything on our own.

Lysa also says,

“When we are humble, we realize our honesty can’t be one-sided. We make an effort to see the situation from the other person’s vantage point. And when we are wise, we pause and measure our words to get at the heart of the issue without sabotaging the heart of our offender.”

Can children really offend a mother? Oh yes, and it goes right back to the first quote I shared. Offense is in the eye of the beholder. Only we can give people permission to offend us.

Offense comes from a lack of security. When we can find our security in Christ, we’ll find ourselves less offended more often. Unglued is a tool to help you handle those raw emotions during times you feel offended, hurt, betrayed, or simply overwhelmed.

Eleanor Roosevelt once said,

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent”.

What that means for me as a mother is this: I am the only one who can allow my children to “offend” me, so to speak. The offense is my issue, not theirs. I need to ask myself why I’m feel I am offended. Furthermore, it is my responsibility to be honest, yet controlled in my response.

Mothers can feel offended when they are deliberately disobeyed. Why? Because you feel as if your child is personally attacking you.

More often then not, this is simply not the case. Typically, a child doesn’t disobey to hurt his parents. But that’s how we can feel sometimes. The problem with emotions is they are simply a gauge, not always telling us the truth.

While Unglued is not specifically addressing mothers, it certainly shares examples of an exploding mother, as well as stuffing feelings when hurt by a friend.

Lysa takes you through a journey of recognizing that you are not the total sum of your difficult issues, but rather that your issues are just a part of the equation. Your issues are not your identity.

Unglued is about making wise choices in the midst of raw emotions. What woman doesn’t need help with that?! :)

Giveaway {Closed}

Winner is Amy, commenter #9 and Donna #51!

Today I’m giving away two copies of Unglued. All you have to do is leave a comment answering this question:

Why do you think this book would be a good tool for you?

Winners will be announced Friday.

U.S. residents only please!

Comments

  1. Jennifer Lockett says:

    I come unglued regularly. Anything to givenme some hope in marriage, parenting, finances.

  2. I need this book because I become unglued when dealing with other women and the expectation of how they treat others or me.

  3. Sometimes I really struggle with having patience, especially when I don’t get enough sleep!

  4. I think this book would be great for ANYONE! We all have moments of losing our patience! I’d love to apply it towards my marriage and parenting! Thanks for the giveaway!

  5. Amy Fisher says:

    I come unglued on a daily basis. Unfortunately, that ugliness most often spills out in the company of my precious family. As a mother and wife (and friend, daughter), I want to ensure these people that are closest to my heart receive the very best of me that I can offer.

  6. Lisa Mather says:

    I tend to be that mom that explodes at their children. I think this book will help me with the proper perspective.

  7. homeschoolmami01 says:

    Oh goodness! I need to read this. I tend to come I glued all the time and it’s something I struggle with daily.

  8. As a homeschooling mother with 5 children (one being a special needs child) between the ages of 1-9 I regularly struggle to keep my emotions under control. It is an area I’m aware I need help in, but it is a constant battle to change. I enjoyed hearing what you have learned through the book “Unglued”, and I believe it would be a useful tool to help me in my endeavor to get my emotions under control.

  9. Sounds like a book that applies to all of us. As Christians we must view trials as an opportunity to glorify Him.

  10. I would LOVE to have this resource in my home as I deal with my Mother who has dementia. So many times, as she regresses to teenage and even small child behaviors, I feel as if they are personal attacks on me. Yet I know in my head she cannot help it and would never choose to live with dementia. As I pick the pieces of myself off of the walls and glue myself back together, I remember what a loving and caring mother she has always been. Thank you for having a “give away” with such a fabulous resource tool.

  11. Sadly I never experienced anger issues until recently & I don’t like it!! I love that the author turns to Gods word for wisdom & encouragement.

  12. Why do I think this book would be a good tool for me?…whew! God is dealing with me in my love walk these days and I’m seeing how coming “Unglued” has hindered my love! I think that I NEED to win! ;)

  13. I was a single mom for 16 yrs and treated my son more like a friend than my child. I just got married March 1st and now have a step son and step daughter. So now I need to stop being the “friend” and be the mom. It has been tough for me because the kids think they can get away with stuff when I am the “parent in charge”. In fact, they come to me to ask for things or to do stuff because my husband is a little more strict. Well, I wouldn’t say strick, he is just the authority figure and being a Godly man. I have a lot to learn yet.
    Dawn Cooper

  14. I’ve read many excerpts from Unglued and I think it is very applicable to me! As a mother, I have four young children and do not want to expose them to unhealthy raw emotion.

  15. Hello everyone! I am new to the joy of mothering & loving it!!!
     As a  homeschooling  mother of three , a daughter , a friend of a MS fighter ( my sister in Christ since second grade)
    I often struggle with emotions in my many  relationships. 

    I would love to have the opportunity to win a copy of this great resource. 
    It would improve my life & the life of those I love and come in contact with daily.

  16. Would love to read this book! A mother of 2 almost 3 little girls and a homeschool, raw emotions are definitely a constant focus for me. I know my home would be more peaceful once I get them under control!

  17. This book would be good for me because I become unglued too often. I don’t want it to affect my family.

  18. I’m grateful for your honesty and transparency. I wonder why I too struggle with not holding back on my kids. But I know I need to be the bigger person, be a better example and show them God’s love much more.

  19. Why do I need this book? Let me count the ways. :) Raw emotions is exactly what I am going through right now. My 16 year old just flew all the way across the country to go to an art semester school last week. It took every ounce of my faith to put her on that plane. And now? She’s homesick and wants to come home. And I know that I have to make her stay there. Why? So she doesn’t quit something yet again. Because she’s at that age now where she needs to learn to sit in the consequences of her choices. Where she needs to know that in times like this is where she really has to stand on her faith. It is so hard. She tortured me yesterday all day and then by last night she felt better. On top of that we are raising my niece’s son who will be 3 in November. He’s been with us for a year and a half and now we are fighting for custody because his mother is in no way, shape or form ready to care for him. My mother/her grandmother is not supporting us and enabling a very ungodly lifestyle. It’s scary to think that this sweet innocent boy might have to leave the only home he knows. But I know that my Savior is in charge and he will protect this little boy. So yes, I could use the book. Oh and did I mention my mother in law? She’s 83, lives alone, drives and is suffering from dementia but won’t see a doctor or agree to move in with us. And we’re hundreds of miles away. Yup, I could use some Lysa in my life right now! :)

  20. Definitely could use this book. My emotions seem to always be on my sleeve (if you know what I mean). I need to be better at letting the Holy Spirit help me control them and the battle that rages.

  21. Tonya Ellison says:

    I have always been a “feelings” person, it gets very hard at times. I am excited to learn how to better manage my feelings.

  22. I have 3 children and sometimes babysit up to 4 more so some days are CRAZY. I have been working on keeping my emotions in check and this sounds like a great book to read. It sounds just like a book I need to read to help me “fix” my emotions.

  23. When my husband was out of work for three years due to the awful recession, I was an emotional wreck. While I tried really hard to hold those emotions in, concealing them from the people around me (my kids & hubby) there were moments when I literally came unglued. And my reaction was embarrassing to me. (that’s what led to the writing of my book)

    My husband has told me numerous times that he views me as the glue that holds our family together. I manage the family calendar, meals, happenings, holidays, birthdays, doctors visits, and each family members personal needs. He worries that because I have so much that I “manage,” if I don’t take time to manage my emotional needs, I tend to come unglued and then I’m no good to anyone.

    If I push the stress deeper down within, I get sick easier, and our “house” falls apart because I’m not at full capacity to manage everything.

    So even though he’s been back to work since February, we are still rebuilding our life from unemployment and it’s stressful. There’s still so much to manage in the day to day of motherhood. And in life!

    I could really use a book that helps me manage my emotions, giving me new ways of doing so, instead of stuffing them deep down inside because I simply don’t have time to deal with them. I think I may be rambling and perhaps not making any sense… sorry about that! :)

  24. Because I am nicer and offer more grace to those outside my family but often come unglued with those that I love the most.

  25. I am so completely been dealing with a lot of emotional issues lately and trying hard to keep it all together. I think this book will definitely be a help to me because of the place in life that I am at.

  26. Babychaser says:

    Because I have absolutely no self control when it comes to my children and my emotions! At least it seems that way.

  27. Oh this book sounds so great and just what I need. I am a mom of two little ones, one who is very strong willed and her and I butt heads A LOT. I struggle with my feelings, emotions, and dealing with my feeling like a failure as a mom when I’ve had a bad day with my girls. I struggle with not blowing up at the slightest thing, trying my best to be calm instead of quick to react, and letting God work on me, but there sure are days I fail one min after the next. I will def. be reading this book and praying for God to work in me as I read it!

  28. I need to win this book because as a mother of 4, one who is low functioning, non verbal Autistic angel, and one who I suspect is a high functioning Autistic angel. I know how hard it is to keep my emotions in check. And any tips and tricks that can be shared I could really use!

  29. I know I let my emotions get the best of me and since I am home with my kids the most they tend to get the butt end of the deal… I loose my temper, cry, get angry over the littlest things and let the other relationships in my life affect my emotions when I am with my children. I can also see how through not controlling my emotions, but letting them control me, I can have a negative impact on my marriage, friendships, every relationship in my life. I know I tend to hide a lot of emotions and they build up and build up and well, poor babies are around when no one else is and they tend to spill out.

  30. Because I tend to have a short fuse with them and I dislike it so much. I love them and I want to be able to show them that 24/7.

  31. I completely relate to every situation I’ve ever seen Lysa write about. I feel like we are cut from the same cloth….so any advice she’s sharing is bound to apply to me. I also tend to ‘explode’ on my children….it’s so hard to not take their disrespect personally….I’d love to win this book. Thanks for the opportunity!

  32. Learning to not react out of emotion is what I need to learn, how to not do it anymore. Unglued seems like a great start to healing.

  33. Sarah Noll says:

    This book would be a good tool for me as I tend to react with strong emotions with my kids when I am at the end of my rope. In general though, I find it hard to put my emotions aside when dealing with alot of things. I wish I could control my emotions more for my self and as an example to my children.

  34. I need this book!!!! Two years ago our family was set on an emotional rollercoaster nightmare. My brothers children were placed in our care thru Foster Care and as of one year ago, the adoption of my niece and nephew became official. I went from three children to five overnight with no warning it felt like. To say it has been hard is an understatement. I worry for my children and our family because we all deal with it in different ways, but i feel as if I’m failing them all bc I can’t get my emotions back under control. I feel guilty even saying that I’m not happy about this, I’m just going thru the motions and THAT makes me feel bad too!!!! Ugh.

  35. My biggest challenge with my youngest daughter is that she is SO very much like me. And with my older “bonus” daughter she is SO very much like her biological mother. I find it difficult to find the balance in myself to parent them the way they deserve, with all the patience I know I have.

  36. I would love to win one of these. I am the mother of a child with Reactive Attachment Disorder and it’s very hard to detach yourself emotionally from children with RAD’s behavior. I am slowly getting there, but this seems like it would be an amazing tool to further my family’s growth.

  37. I have 4 boys. Consisting of 2 toddlers, one with a LOT of special needs, and the oldest, who has to take on a lot because of all the younger ones. I feel like I come unglued way too often. And I hate it because I want them to remember me as someone who loves them even when they make mistakes. Instead of a crazy timebomb lady. I love good books, and one can never have too much guidance in parenting… I hope!!! Thanks for the opportunity!

  38. Tammy_Skipper says:

    My biggest weakness and downfall is my temper…it’s so much better than when the kids were younger but I find it rears it’s ugly head still in difficult relationships. Would love to win a copy.

  39. Trisha Goddard says:

    It would be a great tool for me as I continually learn to daily walk with Him and not become unglued in the little things that matter, especially with my children as we homeschool! :) Thanks for doing this great get away!

  40. I am a VERY emotional person

    and unfortunately am led by them more than I or my husband would like.

    Although I believe WHOLE heartedly that if we only had the Bible it

    would be enough, I also believe God gives us “Titus 2″ ladies to help

    us along. I am hoping Mrs. TerKeurst’s book to help me learn to better

    love my husband and children by better controlling my actions during

    my crazy emotions. :)

    Thank you very much!

  41. Danielle Brown says:

    This book would be great for me because although, I have always been a Christian I am looking for much more in my life. I am currently going through lots of emotions with my mother and I notice its starting to affect me emotionally and the last thing I want to do is have it affect my husband and children. The last thing I ever want to do is have all my bottled up emotion explode on to my family. I want my children to always look up to me as someone who holds it all together and deals with emotions in a healthy manner. : )

  42. Christina A. says:

    Mother of 2 little ones who needs to keep her emotions in check. Plus I work every day with all men and man do I need to keep my emotions in check with them as well as when I get home to my husband.

  43. im going thru a period of major depression right now, and the book just sounds perfect for me. I am a homeschooling mama of four, one of whom is my 12 year old sister.we live in mostly sunny california.thank you for the chance to win the book

  44. I would love to have the helpful knowledge in this book. I am hoping it will be helpful to me during this transition into being a mother of a school age child. It is only day 2, and I am finding it a hard adjustment. My emotions are all over and not in check and everyone, not just my children, have hurt my feelings. I know it is me and not them and hoping to find a way to get myself in check :)

  45. Heather Bowen says:

    Trying to balance homeschool, working full-time and being a wife and a mommy often pushes me to the edge of becoming Unglued! This book would be a huge benefit to me right now!

  46. I struggle with becoming unglued! Would love to read it for inspiration! Thanks!

  47. I need to try and take control of my emotions. I have two young children and often react not like a mom should. I see it is effectiving my children in a not so good way.

  48. I would love to win a copy! I have 2 children and one is adopted with some attachment/behavior issues.

  49. A tool like Unglued would be idea in helping me gain the spiritual perpective of making sense of my “crazy out of control parenting life”, and finding some hopeful balance, peace in my life. I am a christian, wife & mother of 4 including a 13 yr and 19 yr olds, 2 adult children, and a grandmother of 3. This dynamic wears out both my physical body & places huge demands on my spiritual wisdom. The Word of God is my anchor, but I could use any and all the help available to assist me in this great responsibility.

  50. I have a daughter, she is two. She is a wild, happy child. I lose my patience with her, and I have read the first two chapters of Unglued, and I LOVED IT. I want to be able to contain my patience, and just not FREAK out. :) I can really relate with this book, and I think most moms would!!

  51. This book couldn’t come around at a better time in my life….I am a stay at home mom of 3 children all 5 and younger and a fourth on the way in December……my 5 yr. old and 3 yr. old both have special needs and I am also homeschooling my oldest in kindergarten this year……so there are MANY days that I feel like I am coming “unglued”, but I always put my faith in the Lord that he will guide me through the day and it will all be OK……so I think this book could help alot before the new baby comes!!!!

  52. I am a mother with 4 boys, husband, and living with mother-in-law and a heart to serve the Lord. Even when trying to do all the right things to be the best wife, best mother, best friend…..find my self feeling overwhelmed (what mother doesn’t?) and after trying to hold it all back, finally it all explodes. Then the guilt sets in and on the “crazy” cycle I go. This book sounds like a great tool to help balance my biblical role as wife and mother without feeling like a failure and feel like I’m failing my family somehow. Going against my “feelings” and finding joy in all circumstances sounds great but how does this look in real life? What are the practical applications in my daily living that would help sort through all the chaos….calmly? Would be blessed by the wisdom and applications in this book.

  53. Coming unglued too much lately and I need help. Thanks!

  54. Melissa M says:

    Five words. I work in a preschool :) Thank you for this opportunity!

  55. Kelly Canfield says:

    Because I need help! :-) I am a naturally volatile personality (being transformed by the power of Christ!), but anything to help me stay glued instead of coming unglued when the pressure is on would be helpful! :-)

  56. I have three adopted children: 21, 18, and 10. Oldest is a senior in college, middle child is bipolar, and youngest is reactive attachment. Becoming unglued can happen on a regular basis. We moved to another state at the end of June. We’re currently living in a rental home, waiting on a short sale to purchase. My husband doen’t have a job and so my work-at-home income is providing all of our needs. God has been very good to us. I recognize that without Him I can do nothing. I do recognize that I struggle a lot with responses and am always looking for scripture and practical ideas to help me handle situations better.

  57. I read the sample of this book on my Kindle and I so need to read the whole thing. I live unglued and am absolutely ready to change!

  58. I am going through a few things that literally leave me feeling unglued at times in a variety of areas in my life. I hope I win!

  59. I’d love to read this! I come unglued a little to often!

  60. We have a very busy and stressful household right now. I would love to be touched by this book. Thanks for the opportunity.

  61. Oh my, this sounds like a tool I really need–this is a constant struggle for me!

  62. Sarah Melendez says:

    This book would be a good tool for me because I am still working on self-control and patience, after 6 years of parenting… I’ve heard some of the ideas you quoted from the book, but I always need reminders!

  63. I struggle with keeping my emotions in check and pray about it almost every day.. I am trying new approaches but it is HARD!!

  64. Working two jobs from home while watching after my son my emotions can sometimes get away from me. I believe with the help of the book and prayer I can gain knowledge and understanding about my emotions and know how to handle them before they get out of hand.

  65. I am a mother of two boys 9 and 7. Isn’t that enough?! Lol. I am always trying to catch myself before exploding especially on my boys and they don deserve that. I am continually praying for the Holy Spirit’s wisdom

  66. Liz Flurry says:

    This would be a good tool for me because this is an area I struggle with. I am currently reading Made to Crave…another area I struggle with. My husband is in the military. Deployments are time when I have a lot of raw emotions. I need to better learn to deal with them and be a better example for my kids. :)

  67. I’m a stuffer. I stuff my emotions on a daily basis – I’d love to know what Lysa has to say about it in her book!

  68. “When wisdom enters your heart, And knowledge is pleasant to your soul, Discretion will preserve you; Understanding will keep you” Proverbs 2:10,11
    “For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.” Luke 6:45c
    I feel this book will help me put the treasure of His wisdom into my heart so that when moments arise where I am tempted to come unglued, the abundant treasure will spill out instead ;)

  69. I am a homeschooling mom of 3 and also a big big fan of Lysa.!!! I have read several of her books and would love to read her newest. I continuously become unglued. Several times a day in fact. Holding my emotions in check is something I really, really need to work on. I would love to be one of those moms that relies totally on the Lord for guidance and strength. Thank you for this give-away.

  70. I have a 2 1/2 year old and a 17 month old! When I “lose it” with them and feel horrible afterward. Any tool that would help me refocus would be appreciated. :)

  71. This book sounds amazing! I think it would be most helpful in improving my relationship with my husband. When I come unglued, I lose my compassion and understanding with my husband and I’ve been working on improving those reactions. I want to treat him with respect, understanding and Christ-like love even amid the moments of emotional turmoil and stress.

  72. Amandamialynn says:

    This book would be a great tool in my life! I just moved to a new city, quit my job to stay home with my son and be a homemaker, and my hubby opened a new buisness and in doing all the accounting for it all at once 2 months ago. Needless to say with all these new changes and being so far away from any family or friends or home church yet I’m stressed out and need help controlling freak outs! I pray daily for more patients through this transition. I feel completly blessed to be in this situation but I need help defining my own self not by how I react occasionally, I constantly feel guilty for not being or handling things “perfectly”. Sometimes I feel like all my hard work and sacrifices are in vain and it becomes defeating because of a bad moment. I’d love a copy of this book!

  73. I think it’d be a good tool for me because it feels like I’m getting one kid after another. We got custody of a 3 year old a couple weeks ago and we’re having a baby in November. We also just moved and I’m under a lot of pressure at work.

  74. Kristen Hamilton says:

    This seems like the perfect book that I need right now! Mostly in the area of mothering, unfortunately. I tend to let my emotions fly off the handle with my kids and I am being convicted about it and daily trying to drink deep from God’s cup of grace.

  75. Good for me because I struggle to keep my emotions in check with my husband and kids.

  76. This book would be a good tool for me because I am finding myself becoming “unglued” more and more. :(

  77. From the first time I heard the title, I knew this would be a book I should read. I’m way to high strung these days…

  78. Elisha Kemp says:

    I have wanted to read this book since I first saw it come out. I want to know the best way to deal with emotions. Raw emotions. How to lean on Him more. I also want to deepen my relationship with Him and with others around me.

  79. I am a homeschooling mom of 4…..need I say anymore?

  80. I feel like this book would help me immensely! I have two daughter that are 2 1/2 & 3 1/2 years old. Over all they are pretty good kids but I find myself getting extremely frustrated with them. I let my emotions get the best of me instead of turning to God for help. Then my relationship with my husband gets stressed because of my mood. I really could use all the help I can get! : )

  81. My kiddos are 5, 6, and 7, and I’m 22 wks prego. Oh yeah… my hubby took a new job, so he’s in Nashville during the week and only home on weekends. Playing single parent, homeschooling Momma, and trying to get the house ready to sell, and I’m afraid I’ve come UNGLUED much more often than I should. I need to read this book!

  82. Keri-Rose says:

    I want to be a better wife to my husband and stop snapping at him when I’m overwhelmed with whatever situation I might be in (usually it’s cooking- because we don’t have children) :)

  83. I have felt a lot “unglued” lately as life has been a lot crazy….eye surgury coming up for me, sickness in my family, working long hours, lots needing to be done with little time and energy to do them. Have heard a little bit about the book and I can hardly wait to read the book as I know it will be a wonderful tool to help me learn how to stay focused on God and not on my surroudings and my feelings…bring it on!

  84. Ave been praying for the Lord to help me control my temper! Unglued would be a blessing!

  85. I believe that this book will be really good for me because right now my parents are going through a divorce and I feel like I am caught in the middle. It has been very hard to not get frustrated lately with all that has been going on. I know that it is hard for everyone right now which is why I need to be more loving, compassionate, and understanding to everyone who is affected by this. I can’t come unglued. I having been praying for God to help during this time to maintain my integrity. It has been so hard. I really feel that this book along with God’s Word, will help me to overcome this storm in my life. God said, “If it is possible, as far as it depends of you (me), live at peace with all men.” -Romans 12:18 I feel that this book will do just that!

  86. I know I would benefit from reading this book!

  87. This book would be a great tool for me because I tend to become overwhelmed with the same thing – reacting to my kids. It is something I work on daily. But I also find that because I’m little people so much I tend to come “unglued” when adult situations are thrown at me – and I don’t always know how to respond!

  88. I have struggled to be a good Christian mom for 6 years now and after loosing my mom last year it’s gotten harder I think this will be a big help for me.

  89. I have 3 kids ranging from 4 years to 7th grade and this is my first year as a homeschooling mom. I think this book could help me stay calm and focused while wearing the teacher hat on top of the many other roles we have as women. I am also a pastor’s wife and I have an opportunity to influence so many as I live in this “bubble” of ministry :)

  90. Deanna@theCPA-4U.com says:

    It would provide me tools in my tool box.

  91. I have two kiddos, (Son is 12 and Daughter is 4)… with the age difference I think I would definitely be encouraged by this book.

  92. Kyra Beatty says:

    Because I’m always unglued!

  93. We are expecting our fifth child (our oldest is 7) and boy do I ever fall short most days. I would love extra encouragement from this book.

  94. I wanna learn to be more tolerant and not to be offended by little things

  95. I am a homeschooling mom of 4 – 3 of whom are very active boys and the oldest a 12 yr old girl. Our family has been in transition for the past year and it has been a challenge. I admit – I yell more than I would like. I grew up stuffing my emotions with an “I’m fine” – when really I wasn’t. With all that has happened (miscarriage, surgery, husband job loss, possible move) I have felt somewhat “unglued” and have been apprehensive about starting this new homeschool year….. I want to not yell and truly enjoy my precious blessings.

  96. Christine Hart says:

    Since becoming a mother (two girls in two years!) I have realized that I feel insecure and am easily offended, by my girls and my friends. I really want to learn how to not only deal with these issues myself, but to teach my girls as well.

  97. Oh my, probably because I find myself coming unglued more days than I care to admit with my 3 year old, especially when he tells me I am mean, (because I won’t let him do something) or when he will not listen and do what I ask of him. I am constantly telling myself that he is only 3 and that my job as his mother is to capture his heart for Jesus and to lead him to Him and the cross. How can I do that if I am coming apart on him?:-)

  98. oh where do i begin…. i am one who will usually stuff all the stuff of life inside and then one thing seems to set me off and its all down hill from there. and ive always had a hard time dealing since i was very young with my emotions the good bad and evil of screaming crying and slamming doors.

  99. I can use all the encouragement I can get! Thanks!

  100. I feel so overwhelmed! I think this book would really help me with uderstanding and managing my emotions. Hubby, kids, and I recently moved back out on our own after liing with my parents the past 2 years. I recently had to go back to work part-time to help us afford our own place. I feel so overwhelmed most days and I have such a short fuse lately. Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy of this amazing book. If this books is een half as helpful as Husband Project has been, I’d be ecstatic to win a copy!!

  101. Wow, you could put my name down as being the author of this post. I feel exactly the same way! The only ones I ever explode at are my kids, and I hate that I do it!! Sounds like this book would be good for me!

  102. Amy Cooper says:

    I would love this book! I need all the help I can get to be the mother and wife God intended me to be!

  103. I’ve got 2 little boys and I’m sure this book would benefit us!

  104. “We won’t develop new responses until we develop new thoughts.” This so true. Looking forward to reading Lysa’s book!

  105. I work outside the home and take classes for a new career field all while being a wife and mother to an almost 4 year old. My head is usually going in about 20,000 different directions and its so easy to come unglued in the trying times.

  106. Jennifer Shaw says:

    SAHM of 2 yr old and an 17 and 18 yr old girls…..I come “Unglued” often! I am 42 years old and not in good health, would love to read this book and find some tools to help me cope!

  107. I am a stuffer and could really use the wisdom in this book!

  108. As a full time working mom of 4, I need this to help me become what God what me to be.

  109. this book sounds so like what I need right now!!

  110. I think this book would be a good tool for me, because there are situations where I become an unpleasant person. I want to change and believe this book will help. Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy.

  111. Happy Mommy says:

    I am really working on understanding my emotions. Thank you for offering this giveaway :)

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