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OCD with Mike Emlet (Part 2)

June 13, 2017



“On today’s episode, we are back with part two of our series on obsessive-compulsive disorder. I hope part one whetted your appetite and left you wanting to know, ‘what do I do now that I know a little better what’s going on in the experience of OCD?’ If you haven’t listened to part one yet, I’d recommend that you go back to our podcast page or iTunes or wherever you got this podcast, and that you listen to that first before you hear what we have today. Either way, I hope you join us.” Host, Alasdair Groves

This is part 2 of a 2 part series: Part 1

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Religious OCD

Religious OCD: “Am I saved?” “Have I committed the ‘unpardonable’ sin?” “Is this action a sin?” “Why do I always feel condemned?” “Why can’t I get these thoughts out of my head?” This session provides a gospel-based ministry approach to Christians crippled by obsessive doubt, scrupulosity, and an overly-sensitive conscience.

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Alasdair Groves

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Alasdair is the Executive Director of CCEF, as well as a faculty member and counselor. He has served at CCEF since 2009. He holds a master of divinity with an emphasis in counseling from Westminster Theological Seminary. Alasdair cofounded CCEF New England, where he served as director for ten years. He also served as the director of CCEF’s School of Biblical Counseling for three years. He is the host of CCEF’s podcast, Where Life & Scripture Meet, and is the coauthor of Untangling Emotions (Crossway, 2019).

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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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