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JaydenBingham
6d ago
  • Religion & Spirituality OCD

I need advice y’all. I have religious OCD and currently I have bee so worried about my intrusive thoughts about bad words and thinking sinful things. I really don’t want to curse or like cursing. But I keep thinking of bad words that would offend God or be consider blasphemy and every time i pray for forgiveness but i just feel like I’m going to go to hell. Also i have thoughts about the unforgivable sin. I know the unforgivable sin can be a hard topic because many people have different beliefs of it. But I just stress so much about committing it and then my brain will think of the it and like as if i agree with the sin and it stresses me out so much. I really don’t want to go to hell. But i worry sometimes what if it isn’t OCD and I’m just like this. Does anyone have this feeling or relate? Im open to advice.

Lms526
6d ago
I have religious OCD too. But your thoughts aren't sinful. They just are. God understands your struggles and loves you so much. I have an OCD diagnosis and all this sounds very familiar. I also have harm OCD and suicide OCD. The guilt and the shane that can come from those types of thoughts can be horrible. I suggest getting a therapist who understands OCD and specializes in ERP. ERP is crazy hard. But it works. I've noticed a major difference. Good luck and God Bless
JaydenBingham
6d ago
Thank you so much, im working on getting therpay with NOCD. Im not official diagnosed but I have so many signs and symptoms its just easier to explain to others when I refer to it as reglious OCD even though I havnt technically been diagnosed. I have been struggling with stuff like this all my life but with other subtypes this subtype show up alot this year the more serious i got about God the worse it got. Its weird because I know God loves and understands me and wont turn his back on me but its like all i can think about is im going to hell. I mostly have a probelm with like feeling that I will always go to hell because of this stuff. I think is stems alot from the fact i haven’t technically been diagnosed so it makes me stress out like if it isnt OCD then that would mean it would actually be me, im not sure if that made sense.
Lms526
6d ago
@JaydenBingham I totally get it. OCD targets what you love most. Your faith is obviously very important to you, OCD latched on to it.
JaydenBingham
6d ago
@Lms526 Thank you for the advice and everything it really helps. Its nice to know like this is in a way normal for people with religious OCD.
ocdm.7
6d ago
ugh i deal w the same thing! also wondering for advice