Living Beyond Your Feelings: Controlling Emotions So They Don't Control You

Living Beyond Your Feelings: Controlling Emotions So They Don't Control You

by Joyce Meyer


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The average person has 70,000 thoughts every day, and many of those thoughts trigger a corresponding emotion. No wonder so many of us often feel like we're controlled by our emotions. Our lives would be much improved if we controlled them.

In LIVING BEYOND YOUR FEELINGS, Joyce Meyer examines the gamut of feelings that human beings experience. She discusses the way that the brain processes and stores memories and thoughts, and then - emotion by emotion - she explains how we can manage our reactions to those emotions. By doing that, she gives the reader a toolbox for managing the way we react to the onslaught of feelings that can wreak havoc on our lives.

In this book, Meyer blends the wisdom of the Bible with the latest psychological research and discusses: the 4 personality types and their influence on one's outlook, the impact of stress on physical and emotional health, the power of memories, the influence of words on emotions, anger & resentment, sadness, loss & grief, fear, guilt & regret, the power of replacing reactions with pro-actions, and the benefits of happiness.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780594595236
Publisher: FaithWords
Publication date: 03/04/2014
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Joyce Meyer is one of the world's leading practical Bible teachers. A #1 New York Times bestselling author, her books have helped millions of people find hope and restoration. Through Joyce Meyer Ministries, she teaches on a number of topics with a particular focus on the mind, mouth, moods and attitudes. Her candid communication style allows her to share openly and practically about her experiences so others can apply what she has learned to their lives.
Joyce has authored nearly 100 books, which have been translated into 100 languages. More than 30 million copies of her books have been sold.
Joyce hosts a daily TV and radio show, Enjoying Everyday Life®, which broadcasts worldwide to a potential audience of 4.5 billion people.
Joyce conducts approximately a dozen domestic and international conferences every year, teaching people to enjoy their everyday lives. Her annual women's conference has attracted well over 200,000 women to St. Louis for specifically themed teachings by her and guest speakers.
Joyce also sponsors Hand of Hope, which provides feeding programs, medical care, homes for orphans, and programs combatting human trafficking.

Table of Contents

Introduction ix

Part I

Chapter 1 I Want to Do What Is Right, but I Do What Is Wrong! 3

Chapter 2 Why Am I So Emotional? 13

Chapter 3 Tell Someone How You Feel 27

Chapter 4 Our Secrets Make Us Sick 37

Chapter 5 I Wish I Didn't Feel This Way 47

Chapter 6 Do You Have a Pulse? 59

Chapter 7 Emotional Reactions 73

Chapter 8 Thoughts Are Fuel for Feelings 87

Chapter 9 Words Are Fuel for Emotions 101

Chapter 10 Can I Control Something for a Change? 111

Part II

Chapter 11 Anger 129

Chapter 12 Guilt 145

Chapter 13 Fear 157

Chapter 14 Handling Loss 173

Chapter 15 Freedom from Discouragement and Depression 195

Chapter 16 "Why Is It So Hard to Forgive? 209

Chapter 17 How Emotions Affect Our Health 225

Chapter 18 Stress and Emotions 239

Chapter 19 Good Emotions 249

Suggested Reading 263

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Heart2Heart More than 1 year ago
A constant struggle of mine is controlling my feelings. You know, the times when you wish you could just get away from all that life throws at you? We have on average about 70,000 thoughts every day, each one triggering a different emotion. No wonder why it's such a struggle! I feel like I am, the majority of the time, controlled by my emotions and I wasn't sure what to do with all the negativity I felt was surrounding me. In Joyce Meyer's "Living Beyond Your Feelings" I found solace in her empowering words of encouragement and faith. Joyce examines the majority of human feelings and discusses the way the brain processes and stores memories and thoughts. In great detail, she explains how we can easily manage our reactions to those feelings, and in doing so, teaches her readers how to efficiently manage the gamut of feelings that wreak havoc on our lives. I recommend this book to people of all ages, from preteens to the elderly. Joyce's advice pulled me out of my pit of despair and has forever altered the way I view the world, how I handle my emotions, how I regulate my thoughts and feelings, and how I am in social environments. "It gave me the tools to set the ball in motion for my life outside of high school, helped me to make proactive choices and helped me regain control of my life." from my 18-year-old daughter who read the book before I got a chance to read it first. It made that much of an impact for her. I received this book Living Beyond Your Feelings by Joyce Meyer, compliments of Faith Words, a division of Hachette Book Group for my honest review and would rate this book a 5 out of 5 stars! A MUST READ!
breXant More than 1 year ago
It was hard to put this book down!! It reads just like Joyce talks & I can't honestly say how many yimes she "hit the nail on the head". If you are like me (or most people) and allow your feelings to dictate your life, this book will really help you step back & make some positive changes. Thanks Joyce!!! =)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a licensed counselor and this book will help women save what may be a good relationship. It helped me to realize how much women make decisions based on how they feel and how we destroy relationships because of this. Satan uses our intuition against us. Read this book and learn what God says is true.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book has truly been an inspiration to me. God used Joyce to reach deep down into my heart not only to see myself but to heal my wounds and forgive others. I gave this book as a gift to someone that the enemy constantly uses to try to take my peace from me. Two weeks later she tells me she woke up to read the book and that she was thankful for my gift. I truly thought she would never touch it. But God always arrives on time and I love Him so much, I could not live with out Him! May God continue to use you Joyce and Bless you more each day! I recommend this book one hundred percent!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So very helpful! I could feel a change in me as I read this book. It helped shed a lot of light on the different emotions, feelings & thoughts that I've been dealing with & have experienced. I was able to relate to some of Mrs. Meyers' personality traits (and even my husband's to Mr. Meyers') as well. I'm thankful for the scriptures & real life experiences she placed in the book as well - they only help bring the message closer to home for me. Also the section concerning faith was truly unexpected, but came at a much needed time in my life. I can remember standing at the Pharmacy counter in my clinic when the words I was reading in this section seemed to lift off the pages & into my spirit. At the same time I was listening to my ipod play a song concerning faith, God's promises & God's timing for our lives. I almost had to run out of the clinic as I began to feel a praise in my heart, a shout in my spirit & a run in my feet! I was walking & praising God & walking & crying as I thought about the goodness of Jesus. He's never too busy & always on time. He's never let me down!! It didn't matter to me that people were at or in their cars watching me (& probably wondering what was wrong or if I was crazy) but I had to give God His DUE PRAISE right then & there! I came home & had my husband read the same section - highlights & all - and praise God he received a breakthrough too, HALELUJAH!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I need to re-read a few times to let it really sink in. Great stuff Joyce! Really shows you how to do the right things regardless of how you feel and is backed up with principles.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book should have said it was an Autobiography. All it is, is story after story of this woman and her husband. I thought it would have had much more applied techniques and meat on the subject matter. Nice person, but not as good as I expected.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the way joyce meyer preeches! I also like to watch her show when im feeling down or am taking things for granted
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Typical Joyce Meyer--gets right to the point. Sensitive and also practical.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In this day and time, with all the confusion and selfishness going on in the world right now, this book, in my opinion, is a must read for every person who wants to make a difference in the world. And even if you don't want to make a difference, this book, if read with an open heart, will help you see how "getting outside yourself" and living a life of service is the only way to live. Happiness comes from doing for others and expecting nothing in return. If you are living beyond your feelings, you are not focused on "what's in it for me" and are not worried about your own feelings, but rather, the feelings of others. What a blessing.
jj731 More than 1 year ago
This is a book that you can read, then you can go back over it for reference. I would recommend everyone to check this book out it relates to all of lifes issues. thumbs up!!! to Joyce Meyers once again
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
God inspired G
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was fantastic. It covered a wide range of topics and was very helpful in a lot of areas. Good one, Joyce, and much thanks!
Kars10 More than 1 year ago
I had never thought of the issues that Joyce has discussed in this great read, in the way that she presents them. Everyone should read this book and take it to heart, as it will change your life!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was hesitant to purchase this book. It turned out to be one of the best pieces of literature that I have purchased in months. Great Job Joyce!!
Anonymous 5 months ago
Provided much insight!
lisa875 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I love Joyce Meyer's books. Let me start by saying I am not conservative at all. These books are not just for conservative Christians. I always get a lot out of Joyce Meyer's books. She gives ways to live like God would want us to live as we deal with our little every day lives with all their frustrations and conflicts. She has been through some unimaginable problems in her life but she has made it through. She has a great sense of humor and honesty. This book looked at a lot at different personality types, encourages you to identify your own to help with getting along with others as well as controlling (not denying) our emotions. Great book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
WOW!! Great Book!! It really makes you understand things!!! Must read!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an amazing book!! Its very interesting & keeps you turning the page. i definitely recommend this book!
e-lee More than 1 year ago
Excellent book, as all of Joyce Meyer's books are.
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