OCD: Plain & Simple

A woman visits her dermatologist, complaining of extremely  dry skin and seldom feeling clean. She showers for two hours every day. A lawyer insists on making coffee several times each day. His colleagues do not realize that he lives in fear that the coffee will be poisoned, and he feels compelled to pour most ofContinue reading “OCD: Plain & Simple”

All in Your Head? [Depression]

Depression is a Mental Disorder, not a Disease There are plausible arguments for the non-existence of mental illness. But there are still people who declare themselves to have a mental illness. After all, being sick mentally has no physical symptoms; it’s not like a kidney stone or an inflamed appendix. One can only hope itContinue reading “All in Your Head? [Depression]”

Killing My Sin, Before It Kills Me

We are for the most part anyway, eager to please God. We are Jesus’ people with the occasional brush with sin. But hey, who doesn’t? But that attitude must be questioned. “My little children, these things I write to you, so that you may not sin.” 1 John 2:1 John hopes that his readers wouldContinue reading “Killing My Sin, Before It Kills Me”

OCD: Rituals and Obsession

“I couldn’t do anything without rituals. They invaded every aspect of my life. Counting really bogged me down. I would wash my hair three times as opposed to once because three was a good luck number and one wasn’t. It took me longer to read because I’d count the lines in a paragraph. When IContinue reading “OCD: Rituals and Obsession”