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Mike Emlet


June 13, 2016


In this episode, Andrew Ray and Barbara Lane talk with Winston Smith and Mike Emlet about hoarding. The discussion revolves around this listener’s question: “What biblical principles come to bear on a person who is a packrat to the extent that they hoard things all over the inside and outside of the house, and it is beginning to take a toll on their marriage? They don’t see it as a problem, and they refuse to get help. What are some possible factors that would contribute to this behavior, and how should a spouse respond biblically to one who is stuck in this pattern?”

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Mike Emlet


Mike is a faculty member and counselor at CCEF, where he has served since 2001. He holds a doctor of medicine from the University of Pennsylvania and a master of divinity from Westminster Theological Seminary. Prior to joining CCEF, Mike worked as a family physician for eleven years. He has particular interests in working with ministry leaders and with those who struggle with anxiety, depression, and OCD. He has published numerous books, including CrossTalk (New Growth Press, 2009), Descriptions and Prescriptions (New Growth Press, 2017), and Saints, Sufferers, and Sinners (New Growth Press, 2021).

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