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I’ve had a few situations that have tempted me to become unglued emotionally this week.

My stove top isn’t working properly and needs to be repaired.

My dishwasher is on the fritz.

Oh, and when it went on the fritz, it flooded the kitchen. I woke up to a lake one morning with my kitchen island floating in the center.

While waiting for the appliances to be fixed, I must light the gas stove top by hand (no biggie) and do all of our dishes by hand (a biggie!).

Last night, the kitchen was clean when I retired. This morning, after my 17 year old son had two friends over who decided to bake a cake, it looks like this:


And, the tasty cake they made—orange cream with cream cheese frosting—is a sweet—-something I am trying NOT to eat.

Unglued again.

Have you been there?

Are you there now?

Leave a comment with your unglued situtaion and you just might win one of three copies of Lysa TerKeurt’s new book Unglued: Making Wise Choices in the Midst of Raw Emotions.

It has only been out since August 7th and is already a New York Times bestseller!

I read an advanced copy and it is FABULOUS!!!!

In fact, reading it helped me reign in my emotions when my kitchen appliances (and my kids) didn’t cooperate.

It just might help you keep your cool too when your situations are spinning out of control.

Winner announced Monday. :-)


  1. Unglued… first child deployed for the 2nd time… second son…hmmm comes home with gauged ears… lip pierced and tatoos galore! I thougth he was off to determine what college to go to… he decided NONE! Did I mention work also brings new unglued moments… new boss- new work load no, well that too!

  2. I’m excited to join the Unglued Book study. Thrilled that Unglued made the bet seller list. love the authors down to earth examples of her unglued episodes. I want to overcome not just read.

  3. My husband was the target of my unglued-ness. After I reminded him what a killer job I was doing and that I had pre-arranged 3 babaysitters and juggled a crazy schedule all week so that he could rest while he was sick at home and I had to work….I got flowers! Who apologizes for being sick? Poor guy:)

  4. Well, I was going to leave an unglued comment until I started reading the posts! Lol! If I don’t win the book, I think I’ll just stop by these comments and immediately feel better about my not “as unglued life” as I once thought! :)

  5. Husband working crazy hours at work (which means I work overtime at home). A little stressed trying to get an early dinner on the table for three small souls and myself so we can do swim lessons afterwards. Turned my back, and my busy toddler pulls a chair over to the counter, stands on the countertop and proceeds to play with the ice and water dispenser on the fridge, spraying water all over the hardwood floors.

  6. My unglued story has to do with my husband and I being at odds lately. It seems like we cannot agree on anything these days. And some of the decisions we need to make are time sensitive. It’s not like we can just wait for the other person to come around. It is exhausting to be at odds with your spouse.

  7. Somedays I think my job of managing 70+ women in the workplace, getting my 19 year old off to college, getting my 7 yr old ready for another school year (becoming her brownie scout leader – what was I thinking?) and trying to find time for my husband, 2 adult children & grandson are overwhelming. Then I read some of the previous posts and decide I need to count my blessings instead of becoming unglued. I will be praying for many of the women who have already posted.
    Thank you Karen for this forum to bring women together and give us the opportunity to lift each other up in prayer. God bless you!

  8. Trying to get church library items entered into the computer program and the computer is on the fritz. Had to stop and wait for repairs or replace. Program I need isn’t on this computer — this is borrowed time.

  9. I come unglued at the sheer magnitude of the fact that I am fully responsible for my Mom, 87 years young, until she goes home to Heaven and the knowledge that the only thing I should be feeling is grateful to our Father that I have this time with her.

  10. So many things can set me to unglued. My most recent one…coming back from a 2 week vacation at 9:30 pm the night before school started added to the fact that I was asked to sub in a long term position beginning the first day of school…with no plans!!

  11. my home situation. My husband, our 6 children and I have been out of our house for almost 2 years due to financial difficulty. After going over our goals we came to the conclusion that we will not be able to be able to get our own home til June of next year, I was really hoping for Feb, March. Living with family is a blessing but difficult when you have 6 children and they are limited in space. Knowing that we aren’t going to be able to move til June has me unglued and my emotions are a rec. I Am really looking forward to this study, realllllly need it :)

  12. My only son is leaving for college, and I’m starting a new job. I was at my previous job for 23 years. Unglued is being anxious about the changes and yet feeling excited about the changes, and still trying to prioritize so that my husband doesn’t feel left out!

  13. oh man, I know the feeling. I have been 4 years without a stove or oven now. Amazing what you can do with a BBQ, Microwave and a toaster oven. (We are waiting to remodel)
    This weekend while feeling ready to become Unglued….I decided to search the Provb. 31 speakers on Youtube. Lysa 1st Unglued made me check my cell phone a dozen times today to make sure no one had heard what I just said.
    I am so thankful for all or you at Provb. 31 and the “Hat’s” mom’s wear skit you did, was just what I needed to loosen the tightness around my mouth.

  14. My parenting season of life has brought me many joys and test. I believe each day I learn something new including a reminder that I can not raise my girls without My walk with God.  I have three daughters 24, 4 and 7 months old.  I am dealing with detaching with love with my adult child who is expecting my first grandchild in October, My strong-willed 4 year old and my newest edition my 7 month old.  I know that I am human and that when I am tested I can come unglued however; in every situation I know there are others out there with more obstacles than I can imagine so, I seek God daily through staying in the word and reaching out to others and remind myself I don’t have to do this alone. 

  15. Unglued: My parents live off of the $700 SSI my dad receives… My parents have to help my sister and I get through college;. thankfully I graduate next May and my sister just started her freshman year at college. It’s just stressful watching my immigrant parents struggle financially and have such high hopes and expectations for me and my sister. I keep praying that God will lead me towards the right career and help me get on my feet so that I can pay off the loans quickly and help my parents out.

  16. My unglued moment was this morning trying to help manage my 16 yr. old and 13 yr. old daughters to get moving for the first day of school. I need to let them do it on their own, but after so many years of – come let’s go – – I need to let them go and that is hard and leads to becoming unglued !

  17. Yesterday i was helping out with free supper for the single moms in my area,wheni got stung by a bee…..Alsoi was putting out the garbage last night around 10pmwheni threw my door keys in the dumpster withmy garbage Thank God i got them out with a flashlight and a long stick That was my unglued day…….

  18. I most often come unglued over the little things done or left undone by those I love. My life is so blessed, easy, and comfortable compared to others, that my unglued moments are actually quite embarrasing. But, we all have our buttons, our stressors, the things that just totally drive us crazy that I have to forgive myself and those who pushed & pulled until I fell apart, and move on and Up! Sometimes that is easier said than done and I find myself unglued again and again. Thank goodness God never grows weary of how long it takes for me to learn and grow. Setting the example that I should follow with my loved ones, of not growing weary for how long it takes them to learn and grow.

  19. I know that I become unglued on pretty much a daily basis but apparently my memory is unglued as well since i can’t think of a specific example at the moment. In general though getting my kids to school or other places is a time that I come unglued. Whenever we get somewhere my kids are always hungry–why can’t they be hungry at meal time?

  20. I have been through every season within the past few years with finance issues, depression and health challenges. But lately at this point in my life I feel unglued each day when it comes to work and family. I try so hard to keep in control of my emotions, but even the best of me gives into my faults. I want to learn how to work on this area in my life, so I can build a good foundation that will show my daughter how to deal it pressures in life without coming unglued.

  21. I really need to read this book right now. It seems like life just pulls me in so many directions! I guess I felt unglued yesterday when I just started feeling so bad with my aches and pains and coming down with a cold, I just curled up in my bed feeling down. Sometimes you just have days that you need to take a mental break and take care of you.

  22. I don’t really have a specific unglued moment to write about…I guess just as life is happening I am more aware of the moments I come unglued at my children or my husband or my mom or whatever is happening and I would love to read the book to have some guidance on how to better handle those moments!

  23. Keeping a clean house with 3 little ones and one on the way can make a unglued situation for me especially when company comes unexpected!

  24. I almost came unglued this evening. It back to school night for my youngest son. I am running on 3 hrs sleep. I have worked all weekend, helped my friend scrubbed her house thursday. My oldest son wants to be inconsiderate and not allow me to get a cat nap. He decided to blare his radio. Oh my gosh. I wanted to scream at the top of my lungs. I just wanted an hour sleep before we had to leave. Ubfortunate, I couldnt scream I had no energy. If it werent for the grace and mercy of God. I would of come unglued with my oldest son.

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