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True Feelings: God's Gracious and Glorious Purpose for Our Emotions PB

True Feelings: God's Gracious and Glorious Purpose for Our Emotions PB

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Publisher Crossway
ISBN 9781433552472

What am I feeling?

Emotions can be confusing. One moment we’re happy, content, and hopeful, and the next we’re anxious, hurt, and overwhelmed.

But we don’t have to live at the mercy of our emotions. In True Feelings, a mother-daughter team clears away common misconceptions and mixed messages about our feelings to offer us a biblical perspective on emotions— helping us understand how they work, why we feel what we feel, and how to develop good emotional habits. We will see that we don’t have to ignore, excuse, or follow our feelings, but can instead learn to honor God with our emotions as an integral part of who he made us to be.


Carolyn Mahaney is a wife, mother, and homemaker. Having spent over thirty years as a pastor's wife, Carolyn has spoken to women in many churches and conferences. She is the author of Feminine Appeal, Girl Talk, Shopping for Time and True Beauty. She blogs with her daughters at, a blog focused on biblical womanhood. Carolyn and her husband, C. J., have four children and twelve grandchildren.

Nicole Whitacre is a wife and mother of four. She is the coauthor of Girl Talk, Shopping for Time, and True Beauty, and blogs with her mom and sisters at, a blog about biblical womanhood.


True Feelings is an excellent book about the goodness and grace of God in the middle of our many emotions. Carolyn and Nicole consistently point us to God’s Word, and practical wisdom flows from every page. Read this book, and be reminded that the Lord alone is our help and hope, regardless of our circumstances.”
David and Heather Platt, President, International Mission Board; author, Radical; and his wife, Heather Platt

“What do we do with our feelings? Jesus demands that every facet of our life be brought into submission to his lordship, even our emotions. Yet few Christians think about just how significant our emotions are in our daily lives. True Feelings is a needed resource that is biblically sound and theologically faithful. Carolyn Mahaney and Nicole Whitacre are sure guides for thinking biblically about our emotions as gifts of God needing redemption by the gospel of Jesus Christ.”
R. Albert Mohler Jr. and Mary K. Mohler, President, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; and his wife, Mary, Director, Seminary Wives Institute, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

“Through their careful research and engaging style, Carolyn and Nicole will leave you glad that God has given us emotions, less afraid of the more painful ones, more able to listen to what emotions are saying, and expectant that they can be refined and sanctified.”
Ed Welch, Counselor and Faculty Member, Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation


Table of Contents

Foreword by Joni Eareckson Tada
Introduction: The Soaring Pays for the Thud . . . Or Does It?

  1. Fact, Fiction, and Feelings
  2. The Gift of Emotions
  3. Why Do I Feel This Way?
  4. Feeling Good
  5. Emotional Emergency Measures
  6. How Do I Control My Emotions?
  7. Act to Feel
  8. God’s Purpose in Pain
  9. Godly Emotions for Life

General Index
Scripture Index

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