The One Thing Your Angry Child May Need From You

“Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses.” (Proverbs 10:12, ESV)

“And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them.” (Luke 6:31, ESV)

“Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.” (Ephesians 4:32, ESV)

“Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.” (Colossians 3:12-13, ESV)

In our book Triggers, my co-author, Wendy Speake and I cover 31 of the most common triggers toward anger and how to respond in a gentle and biblical way to diffuse our own anger and frustration as well as that of our children.

This month, we are celebrating the one year anniversary of our book publication as well as the freedom from anger that thousands and thousands of moms and dads are experiencing as a result of reading the book and applying the Word of God to their parenting. If you too, want to create a more peaceful and joy-filled home, pick up your own copy. Our prayer is that both parents and kids will establish the healthy and Christ-like relationships that God wants us to develop.

May we all reflect the gentleness of Christ as a first response to our child’s anger more often!


This post originally appeared at The MOB Society. Check out Amber’s book Triggers on Amazon.

Amber Lia
Amber Lia
A former high school English teacher, Amber is a work-at-home mom of 4 little boys under the age of 9. She is the co-author of Amazon #1 Best Seller, Triggers: Exchanging Parents’ Angry Reactions for Gentle Biblical Responses and the Triggers Study Guide. She and her husband Guy own Storehouse Media Group, a faith-friendly and family-friendly TV and Film production company in Los Angeles, CA. When she’s not building sand castles with her boys on the beach, or searching for Nerf darts all over her house, you can find Amber writing to encourage families on her blog at Mother of Knights (

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