Obsessive Compulsive Behavior
Do you, or do you know people who, focus tightly on order, neatness, and control?
If so you might be looking at obsessive compulsive behavior. This type of behavior can be mild or so severe that those afflicted are miserable. The Bible has somewhat to say about the topic. Learn more in this presentation. And learn strategies to overcome the condition.
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The title of today’s presentation is Mental Health and the Bible – Obsessive-Compulsive Behavior.
A number of years ago I went four-wheeling near Socorro, New Mexico, with a friend, who was my mentor in my counseling training. I was relatively inexperienced at that time – just getting started. He’d been doing it for twenty-five years. After a long day of four-wheeling in hundred degree temperatures, we stopped at a restaurant on the way home to re-hydrate and get a bite to eat. After we ordered, we both headed for the men’s room, and then returned. After we returned to our table, my friend asked me if I noticed the other gentleman in the restroom with us. I said, “I noticed there was a guy washing up.” He said, “Did you notice how many times he washed his hands?” And, of course, I didn’t. And he explained to me that he watched this man take off his shirt to wash his hands. He had a special bottle of soap and he washed his hands very methodically four times while we were in there and was headed to number five as we were leaving. This man was exhibiting obsessive-compulsive behavior.