Anger and Longevity

Biblical Text: "A fool gives full vent to his anger, but a wise man keeps himself under control." Prov. 29:11.

Anger and longevity

Anger is bad for you!

A small-town newspaper developed a column specifically to interview couples in the town that had reached their Golden Anniversary of marriage. A brief history of the couple celebrating fifty years of marriage was outlined. Then, the newspaper posed the same question to each spouse: "To what do you attribute the success of your marriage?"

Many of the couples approaching this milestone knew they were going to be interviewed and they gave long thought to the wisest and most practical advice they could give. Some advocated total honesty, others a shared faith, and others abundant communication.

One man lovingly glanced at his wife and then replied, "The secret of our fifty years of marital harmony is quite simple. My wife and I made an agreement the day we were married. If she was bothered or upset about something, she was to get it off her chest and out in the open. We felt it was important for her to get it out of her system. And, if I was mad at her about something, we agreed I would take a walk. So, I guess you can attribute our marital success to the fact that I have led largely an outdoor life."

In finding a way to release anger and frustration, make sure your loved ones aren't part of your method!


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