The OCD Mormon

The OCD Mormon Author Kari Ferguson
ISBN-10 9781462128402
Year 2017-09-12
Pages 176
Language en
Publisher Cedar Fort
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YOU ARE MORE THAN YOUR MENTAL ILLNESS
IT IS POSSIBLE for mental illness and peaceful family relationships to coexist. Perfection is not a prerequisite for spiritual worthiness.
USING HER OWN STRUGGLES with OCD and anxiety, Kari Ferguson encourages others to combat the stigmas surrounding mental illness, invite an open dialogue as it relates to the gospel, and find freedom in healing and hope.
LEARN HOW TO regain control of your life or how to better support your loved ones through their trials. Take action against your mental illness and work to become the person you want to be.
I have been treating OCD and OCD-related disorders for close to thirty years and have been very much aware of the lack of resources for people of faith who have OCD. Kari openly describes her personal struggle with several types of OCD and is quite candid in describing the challenges she has faced. Kari’s book has already found a permanent place on my list of favorite books to recommend to clients. —Robert W. McLellarn, PhD, founder and director of the Anxiety and Panic Treatment Center, Portland, Oregon

He Delivered Even Me He Will Deliver Even You

He Delivered Even Me  He Will Deliver Even You Author Misti Stevenson
ISBN-10 1500840122
Year 2014-08-15
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher
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Even Me Even You: When I was in the midst of my 23-year trial with OCD, anxiety, and depression, I had little hope to ever be fully healed. I knew of no one who had been. Now that I have been led through my Gethsemane and, with the help of the Savior, am finally healed, I can't keep quiet about it.I was an avid journal writer from a young age, so this book takes those who want to know how to literally be healed of mental and emotional illness on a live-time, emotion-filled journey. Most books on this subject only tell how to deal or cope with mental illness. My experience brings a new idea that mental illness is curable in this life—I am the proof of this happy idea! What I would've given to know of one person who had been healed when I was in the midst of my pain. I wrote my story to inspire others suffering similar challenges—to give them the hope and perspective I wish I had had in the midst of my struggles.

The Unveiled Wife

The Unveiled Wife Author Jennifer Smith
ISBN-10 9781496403926
Year 2015-03-03
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher NavPress
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As a young bride, Jennifer Smith couldn’t wait to build her life with the man she adored. She dreamed of closeness, of being fully known and loved by her husband. But the first years of marriage were nothing like she’d imagined. Instead, they were marked by disappointment and pain. Trapped by fear and insecurity, and feeling totally alone, Jennifer cried out to God: What am I doing wrong? Why is this happening to us? It was as if a veil had descended between her and her husband, and between her and God—one that kept her from experiencing the fullness of love. How did Jennifer and her husband survive the painful times? What did they do when they were tempted to call it quits? How did God miraculously step in during the darkest hour to rescue and redeem them, tearing down the veil once and for all? The Unveiled Wife is a real-life love story; one couple’s refreshingly raw, transparent journey touching the deep places in a marriage that only God can reach. If you are feeling disappointment or even despair about your marriage, the heart-cry of this book is: You are not alone. Discover through Jennifer’s story how God can bring you through it all to a place of transformation.

The Bishop s Wife

The Bishop s Wife Author Mette Ivie Harrison
ISBN-10 9781616954789
Year 2014-12-30
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Soho Press
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In the Mormon community of Draper, Utah, seemingly perfect families have deadly secrets. Linda Wallheim is a devout Mormon, the mother of five boys and the wife of a bishop. But Linda is increasingly troubled by her church’s structure and secrecy, especially as a disturbing situation takes shape in her ward. One cold winter night, a young wife and mother named Carrie Helm disappears, leaving behind everything she owns. Carrie’s husband, Jared, claims his wife has always been unstable and that she has abandoned the family, but Linda doesn’t trust him. As Linda snoops in the Helm family’s circumstances, she becomes convinced that Jared has murdered his wife and painted himself as a wronged husband. Linda’s husband asks her not to get involved in the unfolding family saga. But Linda has become obsessed with Carrie’s fate, and with the well-being of her vulnerable young daughter. She cannot let the matter rest until she finds out the truth. Is she wrong to go against her husband, the bishop, when her inner convictions are so strong? Inspired by a chilling true crime and written by a practicing Mormon, The Bishop’s Wife is both a fascinating look at the lives of modern Mormons as well as a grim and cunningly twisted mystery. From the Hardcover edition.

The Rape of the Mind The Psychology of Thought Control Menticide and Brainwashing

The Rape of the Mind  The Psychology of Thought Control  Menticide  and Brainwashing Author Dr. Joost A. M. Meerloo
ISBN-10 9781786255112
Year 2015-11-06
Pages 265
Language en
Publisher Pickle Partners Publishing
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“SINCE 1933, when a completely drugged and trial-conditioned human wreck confessed to having started the Reichstag fire in Berlin, Dr. Joost A. M. Meerloo has studied the methods by which systematic mental pressure brings people to abject submission, and by which totalitarians imprint their subjective “truth” on their victims’ minds. The first two and one-half years of WWII, Dr. Meerloo spent under the pressure of Nazi-occupied Holland, witnessing at first-hand the Nazi methods of mental torture on more than one occasion...Then, after personal experiences with enforced interrogation, he escaped from a Nazi prison and certain death to England, where he was able, as Chief of the Psychological Department of the Netherlands Forces, to observe and study coercive methods officially.... After the war, he came to the United States...As more and more cases of thought control, brainwashing, and mental coercion were disclosed - Cardinal Mindszenty, Colonel Schwable, Robert Vogeler, and others - his interest grew. It was Dr. Meerloo who coined the word menticide, the killing of the spirit, for this peculiar crime... It is Dr. Meerloo’s position that through pressure on the weak points in men’s makeup, totalitarian methods can turn anyone into a “traitor.” And in The Rape of the Mind he goes far beyond the direct military implications of mental torture to describing how our own culture unobtrusively shows symptoms of pressurizing people’s minds. He presents a systematic analysis of the methods of brainwashing and mental torture and coercion, and shows how totalitarian strategy, with its use of mass psychology, leads to systematized “rape of the mind.” He describes the new age of cold war with its mental terror, verbocracy, and semantic fog, the use of fear as a tool of mass submission and the problem of treason and loyalty, so loaded with dangerous confusion. The Rape of the Mind is written for the interested layman, not only for experts and scientists.”-Print ed.

On Desire

On Desire Author William B. Irvine
ISBN-10 0195345975
Year 2005-11-01
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press
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A married person falls deeply in love with someone else. A man of average income feels he cannot be truly happy unless he owns an expensive luxury car. A dieter has an irresistible craving for ice cream. Desires often come to us unbidden and unwanted, and they can have a dramatic impact, sometimes changing the course of our lives. In On Desire, William B. Irvine takes us on a wide-ranging tour of our impulses, wants, and needs, showing us where these feelings come from and how we can try to rein them in. Spicing his account with engaging observations by writers like Seneca, Tolstoy, and Freud, Irvine considers the teachings of Buddhists, Hindus, the Amish, Shakers, and Catholic saints, as well as those of ancient Greek and Roman and modern European philosophers. Irvine also looks at what modern science can tell us about desire--such as what happens in the brain when we desire something and how animals evolved particular desires--and he advances a new theory about how desire itself evolved. Irvine also suggests that at the same time that we gained the ability to desire, we were "programmed" to find some things more desirable than others. Irvine concludes that the best way to attain lasting happiness is not to change the world around us or our place in it, but to change ourselves. If we can convince ourselves to want what we already have, we can dramatically enhance our happiness. Brimming with wisdom and practical advice, On Desire offers a thoughtful approach to controlling unwanted passions and attaining a more meaningful life.

The People Of The Lie

The People Of The Lie Author M. Scott Peck
ISBN-10 9781448106684
Year 2015-05-31
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Random House
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A gripping book from the bestselling author of hugely popular self-help book, The Road Less Travelled. Leading psychiatrist and self-help pioneer Dr M.Scott Peck reveals his encounters with evil, during sessions with patients of his psychiatric therapy. "The patient suddenly resembled a writhing snake of great strength. . . More frightening than the writhing body, however, was the face. The eyes were hooded with lazy reptilian torpor. . ." This is the second bestselling book by Dr M. Scott Peck. In this gripping psychology book, the leading psychiatrist describes his encounters during psychiatric therapy with patients who are not merely ill but manifestly evil - People of the Lie. This brilliant, disturbing book forces us to confront the darker side of our natures and to recogise that without spiritual and religious dimension, modern psychiatry cannot claim to understand human nature or behaviour. It is a worthy successor to The Road Less Travelled.

More Than the Tattooed Mormon

More Than the Tattooed Mormon Author Al Carraway
ISBN-10 1462117201
Year 2015-09
Pages 176
Language en
Publisher Cfi
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Al Fox Carraway has spent the last four years inspiring the world with herstory of conversion, redemption, and finding faith. As a blogger and award-winning public speaker, her message has reached millions. This up-close look at her life will show you what it means to truly trust in the Lord.

Valley of Sorrow

Valley of Sorrow Author Alexander B. Morrison
ISBN-10 1590380878
Year 2003
Pages 146
Language en
Publisher Shadow Mountain
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A Mormon General Authority uses laymen's terms to explain the causes, course, effects, and treatment of such debilitating diseases as anxiety disorders, depression, schizophrenia, and eating disorders and recommends a balanced approach to treatment, including prayer, priesthood blessings, professional counseling, and prescribed medication.

Qb

Qb Author Steve Young
ISBN-10 0544845765
Year 2016-10-11
Pages 400
Language en
Publisher Houghton Mifflin
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In the most candid and compelling sports memoir since Andre Agassi s riveting bestseller "Open, "former San Francisco 49er, Super Bowl champion, NFL MVP, and Hall of Famer Steve Young gives readers an unprecedented and stunning inside look at what it takes to become a super-elite professional quarterback. Steve Young produced some of the most memorable moments in NFL history. The Run his electrifying 49-yard game-winning touchdown against Minnesota. The Catch II his last-second touchdown strike to Terrell Owens to beat Green Bay in the playoffs. Then there was his record-setting, six touchdown passes in Super Bowl XXIX. But Young s most impressive victories were personal ones that were won off the field when no one was watching. "QB" is a remarkably revealing memoir of an athletically gifted Mormon boy with a 4.0 GPA, a photographic memory, and a severe case of childhood separation anxiety. At the same time, Young was absolutely fearless and unstoppable -- whenever he had a ball in his hands. As an eighth string quarterback at BYU, Young persevered through homesickness and a coach who said he d never make it as a quarterback because he was a lefty who couldn t throw. Determined to prove his coach wrong, Young became an All-American, finished second in the Heisman voting, and was the top draft choice coming out of college. After signing the largest contract in sports history, he was so overwhelmed by impossible expectations that he nearly walked away from football to become a lawyer. Instead, he ended up in San Francisco, pitted against Joe Montana in what became the greatest quarterback controversy in league history. Young s quest both in football and in life was always more about grit than anything. His get it done mentality brought MVP awards and Super Bowl championships to San Francisco. Asan author, he gives readers the sense of being inside his helmet while he runs through opponents both on and off the field. "

Spiritually Integrated Psychotherapy

Spiritually Integrated Psychotherapy Author Kenneth I. Pargament
ISBN-10 9781462502615
Year 2011-11-11
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Guilford Press
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From a leading researcher and practitioner, this volume provides an innovative framework for understanding the role of spirituality in people's lives and its relevance to the work done in psychotherapy. It offers fresh, practical ideas for creating a spiritual dialogue with clients, assessing spirituality as a part of their problems and solutions, and helping them draw on spiritual resources in times of stress. Written from a nonsectarian perspective, the book encompasses both traditional and nontraditional forms of spirituality. It is grounded in current findings from psychotherapy research and the psychology of religion, and includes a wealth of evocative case material.

I Want God

I Want God Author Lisa Whittle
ISBN-10 9780736959216
Year 2014-10-01
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Harvest House Publishers
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It is in the heart of every person to want God, but life gets loud and we forget Him. We get consumed by our problems, our desires, ourselves. We forget our first encounter with the Savior and how much we once wanted Him...the way we believed He could use our life...the fulfillment He provides that everyday life cannot. A guidebook, a teacher and a resource, all in one, I Want God brings rich simplicity to life-altering principles. With her signature boldness and raw authenticity, author and speaker Lisa Whittle inspires with bottom line truth about what happens when life gets off track and how to find our way back to the God we want most.

Goodnight Mind

Goodnight Mind Author Colleen E. Carney
ISBN-10 9781608826209
Year 2013-06-01
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher New Harbinger Publications
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Do you find yourself lying awake at night, ruminating about the events of the day? Do you toss and turn, worrying about what you have to do in the morning or what you did earlier in the day? If so, you are not alone. In fact, insomnia is the most common sleep disorder faced by the general population today. The most common complaint in those who have trouble sleeping is having a “noisy mind.” Sometimes, no matter how hard you try, it seems like you cannot silence all the internal dialogue. So what do you do when your mind is spinning and your thoughts just won’t stop? Accessible, enjoyable, and grounded in evidence-based cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Goodnight Mind directly addresses the effects of rumination—or having an overactive brain—on your ability to sleep well. Written by two psychologists who specialize in sleep disorders, the book contains helpful exercises and insights into how you can better manage your thoughts at bedtime, and finally get some sleep. Traditional treatment for insomnia is usually focused on medications that promote sedation rather than on the behavioral causes of insomnia. Unfortunately, medication can often lead to addiction, and a host of other side effects. This is a great book for anyone who is looking for effective therapy to treat insomnia without the use of medication. This informative, small-format book is easy-to-read and lightweight, making it perfect for late-night reading.

Women of the Word

Women of the Word Author Jen Wilkin
ISBN-10 9781433541797
Year 2014-07-31
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher Crossway
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We all know it’s important to study God’s Word. But sometimes it’s hard to know where to start. What’s more, a lack of time, emotionally driven approaches, and past frustrations can erode our resolve to keep growing in our knowledge of Scripture. How can we, as Christian women, keep our focus and sustain our passion when reading the Bible? Offering a clear and concise plan to help women go deeper in their study of Scripture, this book will equip you to engage God’s Word in a way that trains your mind and transforms your heart.