You may have heard of “escape rooms,” where a group of people are trapped in a room and have to solve puzzles in order to open a door and exit. Our staff did an “Escape Room” on a field trip at a recent retreat.
But have you heard of “rage rooms?” They are places operated by companies, like Tantrums, where angry people come and blow off steam with the help of a baseball bat and some inanimate objects. Twenty-five bucks can buy you five minutes of violence in a “rage room,” where you can smash a TV,for instance, with a lead pipe, baseball bat, or golf club.
The appeal of “rage rooms” is that they offer “relaxation through destruction.” Todd Kashdan, a clinical psychology professor at George Mason University, doubts that “destructotherapy” is a genuinely useful form of anger management because it does not solve underlying issues.
It’s too early to tell if “rage rooms” will be a sustainable business model. I do know of one Person, though, who can help us get to the “underlying issues” behind our rage or bitterness.
And it doesn’t take smashing a TV to find Him.
Our journey through Ruth and “Bitter To Better” continues this-weekend. Read Ruth 3, and come with friends in tow!
Parents, don’t forget: The deadline for registering middle school/high school students for our incredible Branch Camp “Marked” is tomorrow! You can check out the promotional video and register here.
Grace and Peace,
See You This Weekend!
Posted on Thu, June 9, 2016
by Chris Seidman