Observation from a sermon by Doug Wilson:
If someone confessed in church that he has been dealing with his adultery through the power of God and is only having sex with his mistress once a week instead of three times a week, no one would praise him.
If someone says he is dealing with his anger through the power of God and is only exploding in rage once a week instead of three times a week, everyone would be happy with his progress.
He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls. -- Proverbs 25:28