Dealing with Persistently Irritating Thoughts (Or: My Stupid Mind!)

Most people struggle with annoying and unpleasant thoughts that get stuck in their heads. Here are some examples: "Why didn't he say 'hi' yesterday at the store? Is he mad at me?" "I've had a stomach ache for the last two days. I think I have cancer." "I'm sick of looking at her perfect life …

OCD and Long-Term Relief (Lakin)

Although I don't suffer from OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder), I know people who do. It isn't much of a joking matter when someone has a serious case of OCD. I'm certainly no expert on OCD, but I do want to point out a helpful book on OCD that I just finished reading for pastoral reasons. It's …

Perfecting Ourselves To Death

Awhile back someone recommended Richard Winter's book on depression called The Roots of Sorrow.¬† I thought it was such an excellent book that I ended up getting a few more by Winter, including Still Bored in a Culture of Entertainment¬†and Perfecting Ourselves to Death.¬† Though these are all good reads, right now I want to …

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