I received these fantastic questions from a blog reader:
How has your faith grown since ERP? Have you found new ways to talk and relate to God now that you free from its influence?
Everything is different now.
I believe that my prayers are heard, that there is no glass ceiling over my head, preventing them from reaching God’s ear.
I walk in the lightness of freedom and not with the yoke of legalism.
I can picture Christ delighting in me and my work.
My new normal is feeling loved and accepted, redeemed and rescued.
I am anchored.
I can think about other worldviews without being triggered into a total meltdown.
My faith feels less about feelings and more about choice: I choose Christ and, better yet, he has chosen me.
Prayer feels more like a two-way conversation than just one-way pleading.
I experience God’s sense of humor more.
I am well tended.
Was there something beautiful about the desperate days when I would weep with savage desire for Christ? I suppose so. But I am so pleased to have a gentle, fun, peaceful, deep, and safe relationship with him now. I am discovering the real Jesus, not an OCD-twisted version of him.
I couldn’t be more grateful.
So, just what is this ERP therapy that subdued my OCD and allowed me the spiritual life I so desperately wanted? Learn more at jackieleasommers.com/OCD.