Message 10: The Truth About Emotions

Sept. 29, 2018 Dannah Gresh

Emotions. Are they good? bad? reliable? Can we ever hope to control them? Dannah Gresh will tackle these others questions about our often-unruly emotions.

Running Time: 25 minutes


Transcript

Dannah Gresh: Ladies, this morning I would like to ask you to open your Bibles to Luke 1, and I would love to address the topic, the lie, that I cannot control my emotions.

I don't know if you've noticed, but tween girls today are in crisis. As I was preparing and researching to write Lies Girls Believe, I came upon the research that told me that today's tween girls, ages 8–12—it’s not that they might struggle with depression, anger, resentment, greed, selfishness, depression, anxiety, stress—it's that they will struggle with it. But to what degree? And so they have developed what they call a “spectrum of anxiety” to measure tweens' emotions.

And the scariest thing that I read is that the anxiety levels of tween girls today, for the normal, average girl, is higher than what would have put a girl aged 8–12 in an in-treatment mental health …

About the Speaker

Dannah Gresh

Dannah Gresh is the co-host of Revive Our Hearts podcast and the founder of True Girl, a ministry dedicated to providing tools to help moms and grandmas disciple their 7–12-year-old girls. She has authored over twenty-eight books, including a Bible study for adult women based on the book of Habakkuk. Dannah and her husband, Bob, live on a hobby farm in central Pennsylvania.