OCD in Faith-Based Communities Blog

How ERP helped me grow a steadfast faithful walk with Christ

By International OCD Foundation | January 19, 2023 | 12 Comments

By Erika McCoy Note: IOCDF is not affiliated with any religious groups and is not a faith-based organization. This blog is part of a series from our Faith and OCD…

Anger to Openness: A Spiritual Journey

By International OCD Foundation | November 18, 2022 | 3 Comments
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By IOCDF Advocate Alexandra Reynolds Learn more about navigating OCD in the religious and spiritual context- visit the Faith & OCD Resource Center My experiences with religion are typical for… Read more »

Why I Became An Advocate: Valerie Andrews

By | May 10, 2022 | 2 Comments

Meet IOCDF Lead Advocate Valerie Andrews! Following her OCD diagnosis in 2011, Valerie began her advocate journey in hopes of bringing awareness and inclusion within her own community and within… Read more »

A Conversation with IOCDF Advocate Alex Rosenberg

By | April 19, 2022 | 0 Comments

What one individual with lived experience wants you to know about attending this year’s Annual Faith & OCD Conference. Join the International OCD Foundation on Monday, May 9th as we… Read more »

The Intersection of Faith & OCD: A Conversation with Justin K. Hughes, MA, LPC

By | April 15, 2022 | 0 Comments

On Monday, May 9th, the International OCD Foundation will host our second annual Faith & OCD Conference! Faith leaders, mental health professionals, and the OCD Community will come together to… Read more »

A Conversation with Reverend Lauren Buck Medeiros

By | April 7, 2022 | 2 Comments

What one faith leader learned attending last year’s Faith & OCD Conference Did you know that many people living with OCD initially seek assistance from a faith leader prior to… Read more »

Un-teal there’s no stigma

By International OCD Foundation | October 14, 2021 | 0 Comments

Being a woman of color, living with a mental illness such as obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) has been challenging over the years. Being thrown into a world that I had… Read more »

A Religious Leader’s Personal Experience with OCD

By International OCD Foundation | May 12, 2021 | 3 Comments

by Rev. Katie O’Dunne On the surface, I am an ordained minister, school chaplain, religious educator, and ultra-marathon runner who has it all together. In my more private life, I’ve… Read more »

How Ancient Texts Helped Me to Control My Obsessions

By International OCD Foundation | August 15, 2018 | 2 Comments

By Anker Fanoe “Knowing others is wisdom; knowing the self is enlightenment; mastering others requires force; mastering the self requires strength.” Lao Tzu, author of Tao Te Ching It was… Read more »