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Modern culture has elevated the notion of anger to somewhat of a virtue. The call to "express one's anger" has been seen as a sign of health for some time. Despite this freedom of expression, problems related to anger increase as exemplified in the various forms of abuse. Common sense would say that before one expresses something it would be wise to know the nature of the thing that they are expressing and the moral implications of that expression. A proper understanding of anger and its remedy, forgiveness will help to provide the necessary foundation for dealing with anger and helping others control their anger. It will help the pastoral counselor to understand the reasoning involved in the anger and how factors compound the vehemence of the passion. This will increase the possibility of mitigating the passion of anger and increasing the use of reason to resolve the difficulties.

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