Justin’s Blog: “The Jog”
120+ Articles Driven by Research and Practice
Worship and OCD—Guest Post by Jacob Tilton
Jacob Tilton is the Director of Music Ministries at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in San Antonio, TX. He courageously offered to share his story about his struggle with OCD, how it’s affected him, and ways where he has grown closer to Christ and moved through his struggles. Around here, I’m all about helping people get unstuck. […]Read More >
Is It God, Or My Feelings? New Ebook Out Now (and FREE)
Have you ever mixed up what you thought God was saying with your feelings? Me too. It’s pretty human to conflate what God is saying with various thoughts and feelings. Fear? God must be trying to warn you! Sadness? There is something that is grief-worthy. Anger? You must be out of control. Not always…. Anxiety […]Read More >
Finding God in the Waiting—A Christmas Devotional
And blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what was spoken to her from the Lord. (Luke 1:45) God’s Ways Are Often Shocking Mary, the mother of Jesus, received with grace shocking news. The Son of God will be born through you. Name him Jesus. Uh, come again? She didn’t […]Read More >
When Is The Book Launching?
My first book proposal rejection is hung up in my office. The agent I pitched to was gracious enough to send me a note in return (most don’t). Does not sound like a fit for me at this time… Passion and vulnerability are close friends as I write my first book, Breakthrough Ways to Help […]Read More >
Mental Health Problems–Seek God or Treatment?
Stuck Between Worlds “Why isn’t God healing this???!!!” Georgia* felt a little stuck between worlds. Her severe struggles seemed to need more help than she was getting. However, her church and community group commonly taught her that Christ is sufficient to heal–with the important role of prayer, Scripture, and community.** They had long been excellent […]Read More >
Deconstructing Faith Beliefs [Guest Article by Erika McCoy]
Erika McCoy is a courageous advocate for OCD recovery and faith concerns. We began to run in similar advocacy circles, and I had the privilege of meeting her this year in San Francisco at the annual #OCDCon. This article showcases one of vulnerability, courage, and recovery. Along with personal growth comes evaluation of what we […]Read More >
Leaning Into The Moment–A Real Example of Acceptance Scripting
“Maybe I’m a failure as a … mother, wife, Christ follower etc.” “Maybe having this thought or that emotion makes me a terrible person …” “Maybe I’m not committed to God enough…” An OCD sufferer passed along their bold, victorious acceptance script. It’s one of the many tools we use to treat OCD through CBT […]Read More >
Christians Seeking Help for OCD–1 Hour FREE Consultation
“Help! I’m stuck!” If you or a loved one has Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and you’re also seeking how to navigate it from a Christian perspective, you may have felt very alone. People tell me they’re stuck between two worlds. One world is in finding competent, accessible help for OCD that’s not minimized or misdiagnosed. The […]Read More >
God Doesn’t Require Me To Separate Body, Mind, and Spirit
Father, I am seeking: I am hesitant and uncertain, but will you, O God, watch over each step of mine and guide me. ~St. Augustine of Hippo “Is this true, or is this OCD?” The strain on Paul’s* face told me the pain under the surface. Clients often ask any variation of the following: “What […]Read More >
Living with Religious Scrupulosity or Moral OCD [New Article by Dr. Alan Noble]
O. Alan Noble, PhD, is a professor, author, and advocate for those suffering from OCD. I am fortunate to consider him a friend. His most recent book is an excellent read on Christian hope in suffering, On Getting Out of Bed. He has been featured everywhere from Christianity Today to The Atlantic and The Gospel […]Read More >
Faith & OCD Conference Recap- Catch the two free conference videos before they’re gone!
If you want to recap or you missed the 3rd Annual OCD and Faith Conference (#FaithCon), here are the two presentations we recorded. They are only available through June 2023. The heart of the conference is to provide a diversity of voices with a unified focus on recovery from OCD. Whatever your beliefs are, if […]Read More >
Scrupulosity FULL Video now on YouTube
I was recently asked in an email: Is it better for me to go with a Christian therapist that specializes in OCD or a non-Christian therapist that is qualified and trained in ERP? I am torn about what is best and don’t want to waste time or money. It’s a simple answer with complex details. […]Read More >
Faith & OCD Conference May 1st- Registration is OPEN!
I’m speaking at the 3rd Annual Faith & OCD Conference! REGISTER NOW! FROM THE IOCDF: Navigating OCD in Diverse Faith-Based Communities The IOCDF is excited to present the third annual virtual Faith and OCD Conference on Monday, May 1, 2023! This unique event began out of the recognition that many people living with OCD initially […]Read More >
Implementing Specific Religious Traditions Into A Treatment Plan—Without Being An Expert
This article is part of a series written for mental health providers treating OCD. It can be found with minor edits on the International OCD Foundation’s Faith & OCD page. Integrating a person’s faith into their therapy isn’t overly complex- it takes intentionality and care, which, if you are a licensed clinician- you hopefully possess […]Read More >
Grasping Religious & Spiritual Traditions Sensitively—Without Being An Expert In That Tradition
This article is part of a series written for mental health providers treating OCD. It can be found with minor edits on the International OCD Foundation’s Faith & OCD page. Acknowledge Your Limits- Your Role & The Role of Assessment Therapy is an application of psychological science; it is not a worldview; therefore, it can […]Read More >