Anger is a gift when used correctly. It’s a God given endowment for a purpose. Most, if not all, of us are familiar with the incorrect use of anger. Those are the times we regret and apologize for. However, when anger is used correctly, we still might feel bad, but there is no need for apology because the anger was used for the right reason, on the right person, at the right time, to the right degree. Righteous indignation does not bow to the opinions of people or fear being misunderstood or disliked for a time. It’s about principle not pandering. It’s a politically incorrect attitude to fight for right no matter how ugly things might get.
By “ugly” I mean yelling, screaming, arguing, crying, and yes…it can even get physical sometimes. Of course, I’m not advocating physical violence. Don’t misunderstand. God forbid that someone gets physically hurt, but the ugly fact is that sometimes it does happen. I know many of you might disagree and think I’m advocating violence, but I assure you I’m not. I’m just speaking honestly and candidly about something parents and leaders need to understand and practice when they are being consistently disrespected and bullied by their children. A situation behind closed doors in far too many homes. [Read more…]