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AshDens23

311d

What do you do when you anxiety is going up and down like a rollercoaster. with Intrusive thoughts about religious belief and relationship. Doubts about everything... I love my fiance and I love God. I am going into a spirial of what ifs and am I bad.. God doesn't approve of my relationship, I don't believe anymore, I am not doing God's will, my fiance doesnt love me or want the same things as me, he isn't what God planned.. I am not a good enough christian, am I a fake christian...am I insane....

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    • KRAC

      308d

      Sounds like you’re experiencing ANTZ (Automatic Negative Thoughts) which we all have, but with some of us it’s amped up because our Limbic System in our brains aren’t processing things right. So we have to challenge these ANTZ one at a time as they come, and replace them with True Thoughts. Dr. Daniel G. Amen says to ask yourself “is this a true thought” “can I be absolutely certain that this is a true thought” “who would I be without this thought” “what True Thought can I replace this ANT with??)

    • KRAC

      308d

      Do you love God?? Yes. Are you doing things that are pleasing to God?? Staying in His Word?? Being kind to His children (this includes yourself)?? You do not have to be perfect, God cares that you are trying, He knows your heart and how many hairs are on your head. Do you fear rejection?? Do you fear abandonment?? Do you fear imperfection?? If you answered yes to any of these questions, write why you think this is a struggle in your life. And remember you are loved, you were created by Him who loves you. Wonderfully made.

    • KRAC

      308d

      Sounds like you’re experiencing ANTZ (Automatic Negative Thoughts) which we all have, but with some of us it’s amped up because our Limbic System in our brains aren’t processing things right. So we have to challenge these ANTZ one at a time as they come, and replace them with True Thoughts. Dr. Daniel G. Amen says to ask yourself “is this a true thought” “can I be absolutely certain that this is a true thought” “who would I be without this thought” “what True Thought can I replace this ANT with??)

      • KRAC

        308d

        @KRAC And remember that God is love. When you were still a sinner, God sent His only son, to die for you.

    • DragonflyHKD

      309d

      While I'm not Christian myself, I have friends who have gone through a lot of religious guilt and trauma. You may want to work on the anxiety with someone if possible and perhaps see if any meds can help if you're open to meds. Then perhaps see how you can practice/worship in a way that brings you peace and joy rather than guilt and shame. Hope things get better.

    • Unicorn_Arist

      311d

      Honestly, I've felt a lot of this before. Especially with my Christianity. I feel like I'm failing and I question my faith sometimes, which is scary. I sometimes question reality and actually have a neurological exam coming up to see if there's anything wrong with me mentally.

      • AshDens23

        311d

        @Unicorn_Arist I hate it. I refuse to believe it is God talking to me. After being with him for 6 years... I don't think God works that way...I feel like if I just cut it out me I would be okay. Like there I something evil holding into the back of neck and whisppering in my ear.

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Based on the replies from others who have experienced similar situations, it's suggested to communicate and respect each other's beliefs in a relationship. OCD can latch onto things we care about and cause doubt, but if both parties are comfortable with their differences in religion, that's what matters. It might be helpful to take a step back when religious activities trigger too much anxiety or intrusive thoughts. Some people find it beneficial to identify these intrusive thoughts and question them. Seeking professional help such as therapy or counseling, especially those specializing in religious trauma, could also be beneficial.

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