In this episode, Keith Palmer talks with Pastor Brent Osterberg of Living Hope Bible Church about how to help those struggling with scrupulosity, or religious OCD. Brent has also contributed a blog series on this topic as well as a message during our 2017 annual conference on the same topic.
A couple of years ago, my second son was learning to ride his bike without training wheels. As with many children, he was quite anxious about the prospect of losing his balance and crashing. With each new try, I would hold the back of his bike seat until he got going fast enough […]
Note: This post is the second post in a two-part series on Religious OCD. You can read part 1 here. Review of Religious OCD Post 1 In a previous post, I labeled Scrupulosity or Religious OCD as being characterized by obsessions related to issues that are specifically moral or spiritual in nature. In contrast to […]
OCD: More than just repeated hand-washing What do you think of when you think of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)? In contrast to cleanliness, health, or order, there are people who obsess over issues that are specifically moral or spiritual in nature, like obsessing over whether something they are doing is sinful or whether they will […]