Search this site. Contact Us. The Hothead in You Explained! By Jennine G. Is it obvious what attracted me to this book besides the lack of cost? Unglued is easily a word I can Product Description 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.
Unglued : making wise choices in the midst of raw emotions
Filled with gut-honest personal examples a Ad veri latine efficiantur quo, ea vix nisl euismod explicari. Mel prima vivendum aliquando ut. Sit suscipit tincidunt no, ei usu pertinax molestiae assentior. Eam in nulla regione evertitur. Sep 12, Monica Lee rated it really liked it.
Not you? The rest of us can benefit. The other quality I appreciate about TerKeurst is her ability to do laser surgery on a single Bible verse. She does this in Chapter 2 with Joshua The DVD, in particular, is awesome.
Feb 11, Shellie rated it it was amazing Shelves: christian , nonfiction , favorites. Something funky happens when you try to get it all together in your own strength. For me, it doesn't last long before a daily crisis sneaks up on me and leaves me feeling unglued.
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Lysa's book is perfect for a gal like me, despite the fact that I was turned off by the cover and my own denial. I soon found that like my friend Angie, whose stellar recommendation of this book finally led me to pick it up, I had "more pages dog-eared than not" not literally, poor book--I would never. Lysa's words w Something funky happens when you try to get it all together in your own strength. Lysa's words were funny, raw, extremely relatable, and biblically applicable to my daily struggles.
I even felt convicted to call a friend toward whom I was nursing hurt feelings and patch things up. I am putting Lysa up there with Beth Moore when it comes to counseling women with scripture transformed into catchy memory devices--like getting rid of my "attitude" by remembering "gratitude. Aug 17, April rated it it was amazing.
I wish I could give this 6 stars! I loved this book. Not because Lysa gave me all the answers I loved her crazy life. She's real. She isn't perfect! Who among us is? She tackled some tough issues What a great term! Isn't all progress imperfect? But the fact that we are trying I will need to buy this book. I will need to re-read it so I don't forget where to look. I loved the bible verses she used. If you struggle with lashing out, or not knowing what to say, or always second guessing what you did say Read it.
Buy it. Highlight it. Live it. I really can't think of a time that I've just blown at them since I started reading this book. Even the first chapter helped me realize that I've been given great power by God Aug 07, IrenesBookReviews rated it really liked it. The author agrees with me, every woman has those moments where she is frustrated with everything that is happening around her!
This book is about ways to accept that there will be no over night change and that we are all a work in progress. The author calls this progress imperfect progress because we are moving forward in changing ourselves but there is no automatic change. We need to remember that we a The author agrees with me, every woman has those moments where she is frustrated with everything that is happening around her! We need to remember that we are seeking some kind of progress towards an attitude change not an instant change.
The best message from this book is that God made you. He does not give up on you and will always love you, even if you do still have a wrong attitude and react badly on certain days. Just keep improving and you will continue to grow spiritually. I would like to thank NetGalley and the publisher for the copy of this book I enjoyed reading. I gave an honest review based on my opinion of what I read.
Aug 25, Elizabeth Bollinger rated it it was amazing. Lysa TerKeurst does a fantastic job of peeling away the layers of emotion that are behind my coming "unglued" and getting me to what my real goal should be: representing Jesus to this world, to every person I meet every moment of every day. I am not here to prove I am smarter or more powerful or more in the right than the next person -- issues, I learned through this book, that have a lot to do with my coming unglued. I am here to glorify God. This is a quick read although I am rereading and studying it like a textbook and the author is interesting, fun and real.
I highly recommend this book. Sep 09, Mechelle rated it did not like it. I'm wondering if I need to be unglued to have appreciated this book. I read halfway through and had to just stop reading. I'm not trying to judge her, but I can't understand an adult who's emotions are that out of control--for insignificant reasons. Yes, I know there are a lot of adults who are the self-proclaimed emotional mess the author claims to be, but professional counseling anyone? If she gets her act together by the end of the book I don't know, but I pray for her family's and friends' s I'm wondering if I need to be unglued to have appreciated this book.
If she gets her act together by the end of the book I don't know, but I pray for her family's and friends' sake she does. Just reading about her emotional hot messiness almost made me come unglued. Aug 21, Meagan rated it it was amazing Shelves: favorites. I cannot tell you how much this book, and the author's honesty, has changed my thoughts about who I am. Thank you!! I can't stop crying as I read because I see, I'm not "crazy.
Aug 18, Susan rated it it was ok Shelves: christian-living-theology , bible-study.
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This book definitely falls in the practical category, but I think it erred on the side of trying to be so practical that it missed the mark theologically. I don't know much about Lisa TerKeurst. This is the first of her books that I've read, and I generally think of Christian books in two categories: primarily theological and primarily practical. This is the first of her books that I've read, and I don't follow her blog or social media pages.
So I understand that I may not be seeing the whole picture of her ministry and her heart. I'm not intending to criticize a person who clearly has a heart for women and who wants to speak truth into lives. But I found this book to be heavy on self-help without a whole lot of Scriptural exegesis.
The author provides lots of "scripts" for how to respond in various emotional situations. She usually quotes a verse or two to use as a springboard, but her advice doesn't flow out of that Scripture. Instead, she offers lists of questions you might ask yourself to process your emotions, "procedural manuals" to turn yourself around, and even a personality test of sorts to help you determine your reaction type.
If there's one thing that bothers me the most about this book, it's that she sometimes misapplies Scripture in order to make her point. Here's one example. In chapter 7, the author provides a 3-step procedure for calming yourself and not freaking out when things go wrong. Step 1 is "Remember who you are. The people of Judah came together to seek help from the Lord He resolved to seek the Lord's face and ask for help. So--maybe that's what we should do when we are facing situations that cause alarm, too.
But that's not the takeaway for Terkeurst. Instead, she says: "Alarmed, Jehoshaphat resolved. The king had resolved to inquire of the Lord. This is how I want to be. When I feel alarmed, I want simultaneously to be resolved.
Alarmed, Lysa resolved. And here's what I want to be resolved to do--to remember who I am. You're going to resolve to remember who you are? Not to inquire of the Lord? She goes on, "King Jehoshaphat was resolved. He predetermined to remember who he was. And it prevented him from coming unglued. I thought he resolved to inquire of the Lord? I'm not an unglued woman who is a slave to her circumstances, her hormones, or to other people's attitudes I am a child of God, holy and dearly loved, whom God has set apart for a mighty plan. And there ain't nothing in this world worth trading all that for.
Indeed, I must remember who I am. You can't pick words out of verses and use them to make points the passage doesn't make. Could it be helpful to remember my identity as a child of God when I am about to make a wrong choice to be sinfully angry? But is that the point of this verse? I also agree with another reviewer who said that Terkeurst's book is missing the gospel. And I don't just mean that she doesn't share the plan of salvation. Clearly, this practical book is written for believers. The problem as I see it is that the gospel doesn't inform her advice. We don't hear much in this book about running to Christ, being found in Him, or resting in the righteousness of Christ.
Instead, we hear advice like, "The first step in dealing with jealous thoughts is to focus on our own responsibilities and actions. For in this focus we find reasons to celebrate what we have been given and what we are doing right. I'm sure this book is just one small sliver of Lysa Terkeurst's body of teaching. I'm not trying to judge her character or worth as a teacher. However, I thought the book was lacking in the kind of Scriptural substance that really gives us as Christians the strength to make Biblical choices.
Apr 08, Sally Loftis rated it really liked it. Have you ever lost control of your emotions over the tiniest thing? Maybe it's losing that extra 5 minutes of quiet that you so desperately needed. Or maybe a child breaks your sunglasses, and you completely explode on him or her. Maybe a dish burns during a holiday family dinner, and you just can't control the streaming tears on your face. Coming unglued is never a pretty sight, and we have all had experiences where a small thing sets off the waiting volcano of emotions in our hearts.
In her la Have you ever lost control of your emotions over the tiniest thing? As a mom, wife, business woman and perfectionist, she is able to confront many facets of the female physique, including our emotions. The idea for this book came when a blog post about emotions. The response was so overwhelming that Terkeurst continued to explore the topic and ask for feedback from her readers. Therefore, I was intrigued to read a book by a "local. Terkeurst uses a term throughout the book that has just resonated with me - imperfect progress.
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The theme of Unglued is the desire to make progress and accept our imperfections along the way. So often we let our emotions dictate our days and relationships rather than letting emotions act as their created purpose - indicators of the heart. Several chapters of Unglued are spent on explaining our different types of reactions to feeling unglued. The two major categories here are stuffers and exploders. Stuffers are those who process reactions internally. For instance, when conflict arises, a stuffer may become silent or avoid the situation completely.
Stuffers keep emotions hidden by either building barriers in relationships or letting resentment build in the heart. Just like a Whac-A-Mole game, the emotions can only be hidden for so long before they unexpectedly pop up somewhere else. Exploders are those who process emotions externally. An exploder is quick to react in a stressful situation and may regret his or her words later. Exploders either blame others with their actions or feel shame later for their actions. Terkeurst offers an assessment in Unglued to help determine whether you are a stuffer or exploder.
She also offers the reassurance that one can vacillate between these reactions depending on the relationship. For instance, I tend to be a stuffer with my husband, but I lean toward an exploder with my kids. I am still exploring that! While this book is not a Bible study, one piece of Scripture did stand out to me. This comes in Joshua 5, where the commander of God's enemy doesn't pick a side between the Israelites and Amalekites. Between the words of God and the whispers of Terkeurst, I was reminded that people and situations are not our enemy.
When we stand on the side of the Lord, we stand victorious, no matter what happens. When read in isolation, Unglued can provide some good stories and knowledge around emotional management. When read in a community built by the Holy Spirit, the principles in this book can bring sustaining change to those willing to submit to the God of angel armies. Jul 16, Romaskruse rated it did not like it.
Living a life holy unto the Lord is lifelong lesson, but I think the author forgets the central message of the gospel that is that while we were still sinners, Christ came and lived a sinless life for us, was sacrificed and raised from the dead, that God would then be able to impute Christ's righteousness on us. Sanctification is not proved by how many times in a day we end up shaming ourselves but by the pure and simple fact that when we are aware of our guilt, we know that we can and do go to Living a life holy unto the Lord is lifelong lesson, but I think the author forgets the central message of the gospel that is that while we were still sinners, Christ came and lived a sinless life for us, was sacrificed and raised from the dead, that God would then be able to impute Christ's righteousness on us.
Sanctification is not proved by how many times in a day we end up shaming ourselves but by the pure and simple fact that when we are aware of our guilt, we know that we can and do go to the cross. My friend explains sanctification as not being about sinning less, but about loving your neighbor more.
For he himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility by abolishing the law of commandments expressed in ordinances, that he might create in himself one new man in place of the two, so making peace, and might RECONCILE US BOTH to God in one body through the cross, thereby killing the hostility. It may even be said that one doesn't necessarily follow the other because they are in a sense, one and the same.
Forgiveness doesn't just mean a clean slate, going from debt to nothing. When God forgives us and when Jesus performed the ultimate act of atonement whereby we are forgiven, our debt was not only paid in full, but paid to overflowing, abundantly! This is because God, in the act of forgiveness, imputes Christ's righteousness on us.
So, it follows, that when we forgive, it is not just an act of forgetting how someone sinned against us, but to see that person if a fellow Christian as a saint in Christ just as Paul addressed the Ephesians as saints and if it is not a fellow Christian then we ought to remember that this person bears the image of God by being made in His likeness.
I would also add that I was disappointed in the way that the author used her personal stories. I have nothing against sharing and teaching from our own personal struggles and lessons, but that should not come at the expense of others in our lives in a setting such as this. Names may not have been shared, but some of the people involved in certain situations would have little difficulty in identifying themselves as the offenders. I would disagree with many other points in this book but will only touch on one other.
I would disagree with the portrayal of Joshua, the Old Testament saint. Looking back at Joshua's life as recorded in the Bible will reveal a much different character than the one suggested in the book. Joshua is not a man of doubt and who falters, but Joshua is always portrayed in the Bible as a man of God and who fearlessly trusted God.
The situation that is presented as Joshua being in doubt, I think, would more accurately described as Joshua showing wisdom and discernment and spiritual maturity. Sep 09, Wendy Hall rated it it was amazing. So, to be honest, I have heard this woman on the radio for years and her voice simply grates on me. I really haven't ever processed much of what she has said on those spots because of that. So shallow of me, I know. However, this summer a good friend of mine worked as an intern for this ministry and she had so many wonderful things to say.
I found the kindle book through my library and thought I would give it a try. The really funny thing is, I thought I didn't really need it - I usually keep my So, to be honest, I have heard this woman on the radio for years and her voice simply grates on me. The really funny thing is, I thought I didn't really need it - I usually keep myself pretty well together and under control. Ha ha!
Now I understand a whole lot more about that misconception as well. The book was amazing. I purchased a kindle copy for myself and now that I have completed it, I plan to start it from the beginning again - just so I can let it all really, really sink in and learn as much as I can from it.
Everyone can find themselves on these pages - even those of us who can pull it together enough to fake it to everyone else. She is insightful, honest, enlightening, and positive. I love the concept of "imperfect progress" and have used that idea over and over in trying to be patient with our therapeutic foster child who really does come inappropriately unglued a whole lot. Sep 12, Rhonda Gayle rated it it was amazing.
Have you had one of those days where you wake up, feeling good, and ready for the day I hate to admit it, but I have certainly had those days. Lysa gives practical, spiritual tools in her book for women to use when these events cause to explode or say something unkind when we're just stressed We don't actually mean those words. Do you ever feel jealous of other Have you had one of those days where you wake up, feeling good, and ready for the day Do you ever feel jealous of other women who seem to have it all together?
Do you ever have "negative inside chatter" going on in your head that cause you to come unglued? Do you get to rest, truly rest, on your Sabbath? Lysa encourages us to use scripture, prayer, examples from other godly women, and positive self-talk as tools in these times. I definitely can relate to all of the situations in Lysa's book which cause women to come unglued. I am a "work in progress" and "God isn't finished with me yet. It felt like I was sitting on the porch swing having coffee with a true friend who cares about me and knows what is hurting me as I read.
I listened to this book as part of the VT Reading Challenge. I needed to read a book "targeted at the other gender" and got this one free at some point. Lysa gets one star for reading her own book, which I always enjoy. She gets one star for her brutal honesty and for being a great story teller. She has some really crazy stories to tell. On the other hand, much of the book sounded like an extended Facebook status update with lots of silly slang that really got on my nerves after a while.
After a while it just sounded like an extended Joel Osteen sermon. I'm saying all of this not to be super critical, but in the hope that there are a lot better books out there written for women. Jul 10, Samantha Thomas rated it it was amazing. I laughed and cried my way through this book. Lysa has a way of just getting to the nitty gritty and letting Jesus do the rest.
I really enjoyed her perspective and the book was exactly what I needed to read! I wasn't even finished before I started recommending it to friends. Feb 21, Drew rated it it was ok. There is a lot of truth in this book, and potentially helpful wisdom. Yet on the whole I don't think I can commend this book. My primary beef is that if this is to be considered a "Christian" book, it could only be considered barely Christian, but probably more likely "sub-Christian".
The gospel is referenced, but not explained or applied. The cross of Christ is overlooked while "grace" covers our sins. The Spirit is not the help extolled in this book, but creatively expressed to-dos yanked out o There is a lot of truth in this book, and potentially helpful wisdom. The Spirit is not the help extolled in this book, but creatively expressed to-dos yanked out of the Bible.
I was convicted years ago about my own sub-Christian, moralistic self-help teaching.