• From Anger to Intimacy

  • By: Gary Smalley
  • Narrated by: Lloyd James
  • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (148 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Did you know that spiritual, emotional, physical and relational exhaustion lead to anger? And unresolved anger leads to sin. All couples deal with anger and how they respond (stuff it, spew it or study it), can make all the difference in their relationship and in their lives.

In From Anger to Intimacy, Gary Smalley and Ted Cunningham explore this often maligned and God-given emotion that unless dealt with can strip us of everything we love.

Now couples can learn the skills to: resolve conflict, hurt and pain in a healthy way, master their internal buttons so as to overcome feelings of anger, frustration and rage, use five specific tactics to deal with anger and rage when they rear their ugly heads, walk in the freedom God intends by learning the three essentials of forgiveness and five keys to nurturing a forgiving spirit, craft the perfect apology, remove the roadblocks to forgiveness once and for all, break sexual addiction and heal after an affair, and find answers to big questions about anger and forgiveness in their marriage.

©2009 Gary Smalley (P)2008 christianaudio.com

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Very good

This is my first listen or read of Gary Smalley. I have followed Gary Chapman's advice for a long time and was pleasantly pleased w/Gary Smalley. I learned alot from this audiobook. I do suggest it to anyone who has trouble w/anger in their marriage. I find I get frustrated easily w/my husband and found great advice to follow here. I will definitely find more from Dr. Smalley.

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Anger is an anchor

It's hard to understand and recognize anger in yourself. This book can help you let it go. Anger holds you in place stick like a ship that's dropped anchor, but releasing it is like pulling up the anchor freeing ones self to move forward in any direction. Great read. If you are a grudge holder, this book is definitely for you!

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  • 08-08-19

from anger to intimacy

really enjoyed listening to the book sometimes I don't have a lot of time to read and this way I can get the message within me and this book answered a lot of questions on anger is truly a wonderful book if you are truly looking on how to handle your anger, not someone else's anger but your very own anger issues then I highly recommend this book

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Magnificent!

An exceptional read and highly recommended! Gary gets you to the root of issues and the core of self-analysis where one can find solutions where none existed. Truly enlightening.

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Repetative

If you could sum up From Anger to Intimacy in three words, what would they be?

helpful, resourceful,and repetative

Has From Anger to Intimacy turned you off from other books in this genre?

No not at all ,maybe this author.

Have you listened to any of Lloyd James’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Well move you closer to intimacy with your significant other.

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Biblical Christian approach to anger management

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If you are a Biblical Christian, and think in terms of sin, atonement, think of God as Jesus Christ and want everything explained in terms of Biblical verses, then this book is for you. If you derive your core beliefs from the Bible, this book is perfect for you.If you are looking for the best anger management book out there, this is not it. In terms of giving psychological advice, that understands nuance and depth of feelings in relationships, this book won't do that. Its pretty mediocre in that regard. Some case studies and answers to questions send to the authors from people going through challenges, I did find useful though. But I'm not Christian, and I mostly listened to this book because I already spent the money and wanted to get my money's worth.

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Sorry, I'm not a religious man

What disappointed you about From Anger to Intimacy?

Really disappointed about the fact that this book is based on a religious perspective and not humanistic. I've red the Bible, and it is a good book, but I don't want to attack my anger issues from a "misinterpretation" (11 min.) of what is said in the Bible.

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Excellent book

This book addresses some many of the issues and concerns. Finally some answers to many questions.

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Wow

Unbelievable book with great practical insight. Wish I had read it 20 years ago. But still lots of great stuff for today.

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DON'T THINK YOU HAVE ANGER ISSUES??

Even if you feel like you don't struggle with anger, you really need to get this book!! It will open your eyes and your heart to areas that you have pushed down and sealed off...areas you don't even realize are causing problems in your relationships. It will also help you know how to work through issues with others who do have anger issues.
I love how the authors are transparent about struggles in their own lives so you can relate and see how they learned from them. The questions and answers at the end of each chapter are very helpful in applying the principles that are being explained.
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK!!