Church Mental Health Summit

97: Love Slows Down, Anger Speeds up with Joel Malm

Most times when we are struggling with anger, it is because of a threat to our security, connection, or control, and for many people, this may mean different things however anger isn’t a sin, it is just a sign that something is happening inside of us because something outside us has happened to us.

So how do we deal with anger? We have to keep in mind that anger and anxiety are interconnected and with them coupled up, fear is brought into the picture.

However, the Bible is clear that perfect love drives out all fear so whenever anger sprouts up in us, it is crucial that we commit what we are feeling to God and also find professional help to deal with it.

In this episode, Joel Malm shares a framework for understanding the root of all anxiety and anger and gives insight into how to turn these emotions into a tool for walking in the fullness of all that God has for you. 



  • Anger and anxiety don’t have to rule your life.
  • Anger is always a second emotion.
  • Anger isn’t a sin, it’s just a sign.
  • When we get angry about something that is happening to us, it's always because of something happening inside of us. 
  • All anxiety, all anger comes from feeling a threat to either our security, our connection, or our control.
  • We don't have to live in anger, we don't have to let anger rule us. 


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