- Date posted
- 367d ago
- Religion & Spirituality OCD
I am a Christian. I just had a conversation with a friend who also has OCD. I asked her the exact same question. My faith and my OCD are so intertwined its hard to know where one ends and the other begins. I don't have any answers for you, but you aren't alone in this.
I’m in a very similar place right now. I wish I knew the answer.
I deal with the same thing . Can you give an example ? I believe that’ll help me to give some advice that works for me
I understand. My OCD really focuses on a specific aspect of my faith/morality. It's difficult when the faith community encourages something so much but I'm trying to fight the urge to constantly do it because my OCD won't let me not think about it.
Are you trying to imply that it’s hard to move forward and take advice because you keep revisiting the past
@Junior96! No. Sorry but I wasn't trying to say that if that's how it came across. Basically my OCD takes some bible verses and focuses obsessions and compulsions on those aspects of faith and morality. While most people could read those verses and maybe be encouraged to act on them and do a "good deed" perhaps, I'm stuck in a loop of constantly doing them afraid to stop or I'll be condemned.
@JohnG You could say my OCD is solely focused on doing "works" and not on "faith"
I’m sure what specifically you are referring to but you nt alone
Hi there! Wow this is such a great question. It definitely is a slippery slope. I grew up a believer but have detoured from my faith. One thing that I do is remind myself that God hates my OCD just as much as I do, but he accepts me, so I need to accept myself. I have identified that my reassuring statements usually begin with “Am I….?” If you’re coming to God asking “Am I….” questions, it’s likely reassurance. But going to Him is a wonderful thing that we can do anytime and anywhere. Hope this helps! You’re doing incredibly!