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Characteristics Of OCD Behavior

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  February 20, 2021

Characteristics Of OCD Behavior Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder manifests itself in uncontrollable thoughts and behaviors that disrupt your life. Left untreated, it can cause serious issues with relationships, and even negatively affect your health. Characteristics and behaviors of OCD include: Obsession with dirt, contamination, or a need to constantly cleanWashing hands frequently...

What Is Anxiety?

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  February 20, 2021

What is an anxiety disorder? Is it a mental health illness? Anxiety disorders are a type of mental health illness. There are different types of anxiety disorders, and each one presents differently. Different types of anxiety disorders may present with anxiety attacks. Anxiety attacks can come on suddenly, with little or...

Pandemic Fatigue

By: Hannah Smith  •  March 7, 2020

"Why Do I Feel So Tired?" “I have so much free time these days and a list of projects a mile long – why can’t I get anything done?” “My kids are doing online school and I’m working from home. I know that’s a lot, but it’s going well. I...

Is Your Relationship Turning You Away from God?

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  December 29, 2018

What do people do when it seems God is not acting according to their expectations? Validation, assurance, relief, significance, and more -- are gifts from God. 

A Prayer for Kindness

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  August 13, 2018

There's something important to remember in the quest for strength and courage, and that's a spirit of kindness.  Too often we teach our children the verse, "Be kind one to another" (Eph. 4:32 RSV), and then we forget the admonition as adults.  True forgiveness and kindness are cut from the...

Non Sequitur – An Irrational Assumption?

By: Hannah Smith  •  July 27, 2018

“Things are going so well…I’m really nervous. Something bad is bound to happen now!” Have you ever heard or thought something like this before? “The other shoe is going to drop” sentiment is a common pothole on the road to recovery. Sadly, this type of thinking prevents many people from...

Is There More to Love Than What You've Experienced?

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  May 31, 2018

One of the core traits of a dependent personality is difficulty accepting challenging or disturbing truths about self or others out of a need to maintain the status quo.

Get Moving: Physical Motion and Depression

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  October 8, 2016

Physical motion or exercise is vital to a healthy life, and it is also effective in relieving depression. 

Relationships: The Disorganized Attachment Style

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  September 30, 2016

A disorganized person is a hodgepodge of responses without a consistent pattern.  If there is a pattern, it is that there is no pattern.  The disorganized person has come to view relationships, often because of the presence of abuse, as a source of both comfort and fear.  As a result,...

Partnering Online

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  July 29, 2016

Recent technology has presented us with a new, potentially devastating forum for inappropriately sexualized relationships. The Internet with its anonymity and wide-open content can tempt us to cross physical and sexual boundaries.

How Victimization Leads to Anger

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  November 17, 2015

Along with tying your identity to your anger, there is also a temptation to define yourself as a victim: once a victim, always a victim.  This negative, fatalistic approach has its perceived positives.  If you consider yourself a victim, you have a familiar template with which to evaluate yourself and...

How Does Fear Create Relationship Dependency?

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  October 7, 2015

When people fear themselves, they will sometimes turn to activities to try to outrun the fear. They may use alcohol, drugs, shopping, eating, gambling, or the internet to keep from being alone with themselves.Other people may turn to family, friends or co-workers to crowd out their fear of being alone....

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