Are you long-tempered? If not, you're not a parent. Long tempered is just another name for being patient. When we are patient, we are slow to anger and can tolerate more injustices. If we are going to be transparent, none of us want to be patient with kids, spouses, co-workers or anyone because it takes so much work. But this doesn't jive either. In Philippians 4:6-7, we are told to relax, and go to God for relief and strength. “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God." Allow the peace of God to guard the heart and mind when an attack of impatience comes. God knew we would need help with this as well. The Bible mentions patience numerous times and in the Greek, it is used most often as “hypomenō.” This means “to remain, to abide or to bear bravely and calmly.” Selfless love is always patient, so no wonder it can be found in Scripture.