Ellen G. White, Counsels on Health, p. 577

“Eating has much to do with religion. The spiritual experience is greatly affected by the way in which the stomach is treated. Eating and drinking in accordance with the laws of health promote virtuous actions. But if the stomach is abused by habits that have no foundation in nature, Satan takes advantage of the wrong that has been done and uses the stomach as an enemy of righteousness, creating a disturbance which affects the entire being. Sacred things are not appreciated. Spiritual zeal diminishes. Peace of mind is lost. There is dissension, strife, and discord. Impatient words are spoken and unkind deeds are done; dishonest practices are followed and anger is manifested—and all because the nerves of the brain are disturbed by the abuse heaped on the stomach.”

Ellen G. White, Education, p. 197

Electric Power of Brain Vitalizes System—”The influence of the mind on the body, as well as of the body on the mind, should be emphasized. The electric power of the brain, promoted by mental activity, vitalizes the whole system, and is thus an invaluable aid in resisting disease. This should be made plain. The power of the will and the importance of self-control, both in the preservation and in the recovery of health, the depressing and even ruinous effect of anger, discontent, selfishness, or impurity, and on the other hand the marvelous life-giving power to be found in cheerfulness, unselfishness, gratitude, should also be shown.

Ellen G. White, Messages to Young People, p. 134

“He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.” He has conquered self—the strongest foe man has to meet.”

“The highest evidence of nobility in a Christian is self-control. He who can stand unmoved amid a storm of abuse is one of God’s heroes.

To rule the spirit is to keep self under discipline; to resist evil; to regulate every word and deed by God’s great standard of righteousness. He who has learned to rule his spirit will rise above the slights, the rebuffs, the annoyances, to which we are daily exposed, and these will cease to cast a gloom over his spirit.”

“It is God’s purpose that the kingly power of sanctified reason, controlled by divine grace, shall bear sway in the lives of human beings. He who rules his spirit is in possession of this power.”

Bible texts on anger and more – 3 (all verses are the King James Version):

Bible texts on anger and more – 3 (all verses are the King James Version):
Psalms 103:8 – A fool uttereth all his mind: but a wise [man] keepeth it in till afterwards.
Proverbs 29:11 – A fool uttereth all his mind: but a wise [man] keepeth it in till afterwards.
James 3: 1-51 My brethren, be not many masters, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation.2 For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same [is] a perfect man, [and] able also to bridle the whole body.3 Behold, we put bits in the horses’ mouths, that they may obey us; and we turn about their whole body.4 Behold also the ships, which though [they be] so great, and [are] driven of fierce winds, yet are they turned about with a very small helm, whithersoever the governor listeth.5 Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth!

Bible texts on anger and more – 2 (all verses are the King James Version)

Psalms 37:8 – Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do evil.
Proverbs 19:11 – The discretion of a man deferreth his anger; and [it is] his glory to pass over a transgression.
James 1:19, 20 – Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath: For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.

“But anger met with silence,…”: The Ministry of Healing, p. 486

Ellen G. White, The Ministry of Healing, p. 486:
If impatient words are spoken to you, never reply in the same spirit. Remember that “a soft answer turneth away wrath.” Proverbs 15:1. And there is wonderful power in silence. Words spoken in reply to one who is angry sometimes serve only to exasperate. But anger met with silence, in a tender, forbearing spirit, quickly dies away.
Under a storm of stinging, faultfinding words, keep the mind stayed upon the word of God. Let mind and heart be stored with God’s promises. If you are ill-treated or wrongfully accused, instead of returning an angry answer, repeat to yourself the precious promises:
“Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.” Romans 12:21.

“Improve Your Mood By Food”: Weimar Institute-NEWSTART CLUB

Weimar Institute-NEWSTART CLUB (ARCHIVE): “Improve Your Mood By Food” by Elizabeth Hall
What we consume can combat negative emotions and enhance positive emotions. The article also points out connections between anger and caffeine consumption.

Self-Control & Handling Anger: Ellen G. White, Review & Herald, 10/31/1907

Ellen G. White, The Review and Herald, October 31, 1907:
There is a wonderful power in silence. When impatient words are spoken to you, do not retaliate. Words spoken in reply to one who is angry, usually act as a whip, lashing the temper into greater fury. But anger met by silence quickly dies away. Let the Christian bridle his tongue, firmly resolving not to speak harsh, impatient words. With the tongue bridled, he may be victorious in every trial of patience through which he is called to pass. {RH October 31, 1907, par. 9}

In his own strength man can not rule his spirit. But through Christ he may gain self-control. In his strength he may bring his thoughts and words into subjection to the will of God. The religion of Christ brings the emotions under the control of reason, and disciplines the tongue. Under its influence the hasty temper is subdued, and the heart is filled with patience and gentleness. {RH October 31, 1907, par. 10}

Hold firmly to the One who has all power in heaven and in earth. Though you so often fail to reveal patience and calmness, do not give up the struggle. Resolve again, this time more firmly, to be patient under every provocation. And never take your eyes off your divine Example. {RH October 31, 1907, par. 11}

Bible texts on anger and more – 1 (all verses are the King James Version)

Proverbs 14:29: He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding: but he that is hasty of spirit exalteth folly.

Proverbs 15:1: A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.

Proverbs 16:32: He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.

Ecclesiastes 7:9: Be not hasty in thy spirit to be angry: for anger resteth in the bosom of fools.

Ephesians 4:26-32: 26 Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath: 27 Neither give place to the devil. 28 Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth. 29 Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers. 30 And grieve not the Holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption. 31 Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:32 And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.

“Unhealed Wounded Healers”: Ministry Magazine

Ministry Magazine (ARCHIVE): “Unhealed Wounded Healers” by Larry Yeagley
This article discusses interrelationships between pastoral anger, pain, grief, and the lack of healing from such in their own lives. Questions to ponder: Is it possible that similar issues exist among clergy in other parts of the world and in other religions other than Christianity? For that matter, do similar issues exist in nonreligious entities and are just not addressed?

“The Age of Rage”: Amazing Facts-Inside Report Magazine

In the month of July, posts regarding holistic health and wellness; the eight elements of health, will continue. However, specific aspects of holistic health will also be addressed: anger and anger management. We, live in an angry world, to say the least.
Amazing Facts-Inside Report Magazine (ARCHIVE): by Pastor Doug Batchelor
The Age of Rage