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Offline Tikhon.of.Colorado

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Problems with rage
« on: July 17, 2013, 11:28:40 PM »
Please pray for me.

Lately I've had problems with my feelings, especially towards my mother.  I love her, but once in a while she will take out the stress she has about her relationship with her boyfriend on me.  It is very difficult for me, because I can never figure out how I upset her or why she gets so upset at the things she decides to yell at me about.  I know that she is stressed, but even so, I've started to yell back.  I'm not her punching bag, but at the same time she does everything for me and has understandable relationship troubles, and I need to be more understanding and let things go.

This is proving to be a real obstacle in my spiritual life.  Sometimes I find it difficult to pray when I have animosity towards my mother in my heart.
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Re: Problems with rage
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2013, 11:46:54 PM »
Lord have mercy.

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Re: Problems with rage
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2013, 12:31:29 AM »
I can definitely relate.

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Re: Problems with rage
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2013, 01:53:48 AM »
Lord, have mercy.
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Re: Problems with rage
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2013, 02:25:54 AM »
Lord have mercy, Lord have mercy, Lord have mercy , They say that was also Moses biggest problem,controlling his rage, I know it is as well my own .
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Re: Problems with rage
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2013, 07:43:19 AM »
Lord have mercy on Tikhon and his family.

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Re: Problems with rage
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2013, 09:23:33 AM »
Lord, have mercy.
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Re: Problems with rage
« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2013, 10:19:34 AM »
Lord, have mercy.

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Re: Problems with rage
« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2013, 12:33:40 PM »
Lord have mercy on Tikhon
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Re: Problems with rage
« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2013, 01:38:17 PM »
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Re: Problems with rage
« Reply #10 on: July 18, 2013, 07:44:09 PM »
Lord, have mercy on Trevor and his mother.