It’s no secret that I struggle with anger and frustration as a mom. I’ve written about it here and talked to so many dear parents. I know I’m not alone. I am so very blessed and thankful to see God’s work in this area of my life, grateful for the progress, yet my journey in overcoming angry parenting is far from completed.
I am excited to share a new, biblical parenting resource that will help us both. Pitchin’ a Fit: Overcoming Angry and Stressed-Out Parenting (New Leaf Press, 2016) is a new book by Israel and Brook Wayne. I definitely recommend it. In fact, I am co-hosting a book study you’ll want to join, so read through to the end for more information on that.
I have read many books on anger, especially in relation to parenting. I have prayed many prayers, grieving over my quick temper and serious lacking as a parent a human being in this area of my life. There are times when I have been tempted to loose hope that I might ever change. It’s embarrassing and it’s disheartening.
But the Lord… He hasn’t given up on me. He isn’t embarrassed of me. He sees my heart and knows my struggle. He’s working in my life to shape me into His likeness. I can’t give up hope on overcoming angry parenting when there is SO MUCH hope and grace being poured out on me, along with these blessed responsibilities and privileges as a parent of His children.
The same is true for you, friend!
Overcoming Angry Parenting with Pitchin’ a Fit
I’ve had the privilege of reviewing Pitchin’ a Fit by Israel and Brook Wayne, founders of Family Renewal. The first half of the book gave me some good reminders about the nature of anger and the consequences, and a brief re-evaluation of what brings me to that place. If you or your spouse aren’t sure of the biblical view of anger or whether it should play a role in your parenting, these are very helpful chapters.
The second half of the book was gold for me, with practical tips and encouragement on overcoming angry parenting that I have been putting into place, and scriptures to memorize and meditate on with a fresh perspective. Even if you are like me and have been striving in this area for a long time, reading all the books and praying all the prayers, Pitchin’ a Fit gives some unique perspectives and practical approaches that are worth looking into.
There are 12 chapters in the book, all easy to read with nuggets of wisdom to take away. Here’s what you’ll find in it’s pages:
- Stressed Out and Overwhelmed
- Is It Wrong to Get Angry?
- What Causes Anger?
- Provoking Our Children to Wrath?
- Trigger Happy — What Sets You Off?
- Yelling Moms, Hollering Dads
- “But I’m Not Patient!”
- What Patience Is and Isn’t
- Nurture in the Heart of Correcting
- The Power of Affirmation
- Creating Peace in the Home
Hear More from Israel & Brook Wayne
Want to learn a little more about the authors and what to expect in Pitchin’ a Fit? Listen to this interview with Israel and Brook Wayne!
Join the Book Study
If you struggle with anger or frustration in your parenting, I invite you to join me in the Family Discipleship Facebook group! We’ll tackle the topics of overcoming angry parenting at a manageable pace – 1 chapter a week – with accountability, prayer, encouragement and tips. We’ll even have the authors joining in the conversation!