Women Living Well Book Club – Chapter 14 {When Moms Lose Their Temper}

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Let’s Discuss Chapter 14

Do you struggle with losing your temper –you are NOT alone!  Long ago I turned to the book of Proverbs in my Bible, grabbed a highlighter, and marked every.single.verse that referenced how I am to communicate with others (there’s a TON of verses between chapters 10 and 31 regarding our speech).

Some of the verses I both marked and committed to memory are:

“He who guards his lips guards his life, but he who speaks rashly will come to ruin.”  Proverbs 13:3

 ”A quick tempered man does foolish things.”  Proverbs 14:17

 ”A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.”  Proverbs 15:1

“A man of knowledge uses words with restraint, and a man of understanding is even-tempered.”  Proverbs 17:27

“A fool gives full vent to his anger, but a wise man keeps himself under control.”  Proverbs 29:11



In this video, I discuss “when mom’s lose their tempers” and our children’s perspective of us:

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Ask your children to fill in these blanks for you:

My mom is______________.

Everyday she likes to _______________.

When she is angry she  ________________.

My mom makes me feel _______________.

One thing I wish my mom knew about me is __________________.

I encourage you to ask your kids to fill in these blanks – to get the temperature of your home through your children’s eyes.  Of course, sometimes moms are unpopular for not letting the kids eat candy, making them do chores and homework or saying no to certain activities and as a result they may say something negative –that’s not what I’m talking about here.  This is about getting to our children’s hearts and giving our kids a safe haven and a place where they can be honest, so we can hear their truth.

Let’s ask our children to tell us our story.  Listen. Learn. Love.  And know – none of us are perfect. We all must turn to the perfect one – Jesus – to help us in our battle with our flesh.  Let’s apologize to our children when we lose our tempers.

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Discussion Questions:

1.) Do you struggle with your temper?  If so, what is it that tends to set you off?

2.)  Look at Galatians 5:22-25.  What qualities are mentioned in verse 22 that you could apply to these tense situations?

For Extra Discussion go to the Forum and click on the thread that says “Chapter 14″

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My Girls Night Out with Candace Cameron Bure

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Last week Candace Cameron Bure (aka – DJ Tanner from Full House) came to my hometown in Ohio to stay at my “real life” friend’s house – Clare from Peak313.com.

I’m sure Clare will have lots of fun pictures on her blog soon from their weekend together.

Anyhow, on Friday evening Ruth from TheBetterMom.com drove in from out of town and Janelle from Comfy in the Kitchen (who is also a “real life” hometown friend), came over and we had a Girls Night Out!


One of the reasons I am drawn to Candace is because of how faith and family oriented she is.  I just love her genuine heart and solid beliefs.

So here’s how our evening went.  First we had dinner.



Then we had dessert.


Check out this cake!


Miss Fitness aka Peak313 loves to eat off everyone else’s plates – here she’s caught in the act!

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Then we had a group photo taken.


Then we went for a walk away from the crowds and sat down together and visited for an hour… and took more pictures.

People recognized Candace as DJ Tanner but did not overly imposed.  Candace politely paused for a photo with strangers and then went back to chatting with us.



Being the crazy bloggers that we are – we were all instagramming on the spot!  Janelle and I snuck into a selfie of Clare and Ruth – and the funniest part – Candace picked up my phone and took a photo of us!!!  :)



Then we went back to Clare’s house where Clare swiftly changed into her pajamas and we all got comfy on the couch talking.  Over the course of our long evening together, we covered every topic under the sun.  Hanging with Candace was like hanging out with an old friend.  Her “girl next door” personality and humble transparency makes her easy to love.  She is clearly a woman who has God at the center of her life.


Faithful readers, will you please be lifting Candace up in your prayers?  She lives and works in a challenging and unique culture.  I am so grateful for the place God has planted her and for her courage to be honest about her faith.   Please pray that God opens doors for her, protects her family and gives her strength as she balances her family, work and ministry.  And when you see new projects she is working on, please support her —facebook, tweet and share it with your friends. To God be the glory!

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