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Be with the Word -Episode 86 The Self as Mediator

Dr. Gerry explores the readings for the Thirtieth Sunday of Ordinary Time and the idea of the "Self" as mediator. God the Father wants to restore the vulnerable.and br...

Episode 85 - Healing Our Sexual Brokenness

In this special episode taken from a recent Catholic Journeymen web meeting, Dr. Gerry discusses types of sexual brokenness and how they are rooted in attachment wound...

Episode 84 - Breaking free of Power Struggles to find Joy

Dr. Gerry explores the themes of suffering and joy in the readings of the 26th-29th Sundays in ordinary time. We must develop 'wisdom of the heart' in order to break f...

Episode 82 - Resolving Inner Conflicts by Understanding our "Wicked" Parts

We all have inner conflicts as we have parts that are polarized. In the readings Isaiah speaks about the blind seeing, the deaf hearing and the mute singing The psalm ...

Episode 81 Where do Evil Thoughts Come from?

Dr. Gerry is back! And this week he discusses the readings from the 22nd Sunday of Ordinary Time and the dynamic between following God's commandments and the heart. Je...

Be With the Word Episode 80: Finding True Peace Through Humility, Gentleness, and Patience

Dr. Gerry focuses on St. Paul's letter to the Ephesians as he contrasts the biblical message with secular individualism and a great deal of modern psychology's focus o...

Be With the Word Episode 79 - Finding True Peace

Dr. Gerry explores the Sunday readings (16th Sunday of Ordinary Time) and discusses how to find deeper levels of inner peace by confronting enmity. Dr. Gerry discusse...

Episode 78 - Role of Faith in Healing Depression

Dr. Gerry discusses depression and negative cognitions (lies) that we tell ourselves. Dr. Gerry compares depression to the sin of acedia which is a resistance to the d...

Unity of Body and Soul - New Creation!

Dr. Gerry hosts Be with the Word from a dorm at Franciscan University of Steubenville (Ohio). He explores how God is transcendent and calms the seas in our own souls. ...

Episode 76: Does God want to punish us and cause suffering? A family therapist perspective

Dr. Gerry celebrates the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ as he links the Sunday readings and the story of sacrifice in Exodus and Christ's sacrific...

Be with the Word Episode 75 Pentecost Sunday- Judging versus Perceiving

Dr. Crete continues to explore personality as he discusses the Myers-Briggs personality indicator and the Greek Temperaments. He zooms in on the difference between Jud...

Be with the Word Episode 74 - What does it mean to be an Introvert?

Dr. Gerry begins a new mini-series "From Ascension to Assumption" where he explores getting to know oneself. Every week he will look at personality tests and models an...

Love Versus Codependency and People Pleasing

Dr. Gerry explores the difference between love as described in the readings for the 6th Sunday of Easter and Codependency. Gerry explains how true love is connected to...

The Key to Stopping Scrupulosity - Episode 73 - 3rd Sunday of Easter

Dr. Gerry reflects on the readings for the Third Sunday of Easter and walks you through a path for stopping scrupulosity and obsessive thinking. He draws on the interp...

Overcoming Shame Despite Loss and Suffering - Palm Sunday - Episode 71

Dr. Gerry discusses the biblical path to overcoming dissociation, surviving suffering, and not being overwhelmed by shame. We are called to name and express emotion an...

Learning From Suffering - 5th Sun of Lent Episode 70

Dr. Gerry reflects on the Sunday Readings (Fifth Sunday of Lent) and discusses how God establishes secure attachment with us (in Jeremiah) and then asks us to die to s...

Why We Do Wicked Things - 4th Sun of Lent - Episode 69

Dr. Gerry continues his Lenten discussion about the psychological concept of dissociation as he discusses traumatic re-enactments. The readings for the fourth Sunday o...

Abraham and the Parasympathetic Nervous System - 2nd Sun of Lent - Episode 67

A mouthful, eh? Dr. Gerry continues his Lenten series on dissociation and discusses the parasympathetic nervous system which is how we experience safety. Dr. Gerry dis...

Lent, Life and Death, and Dissociation - 1st Sun of Lent - Episode 66

Dr. Gerry discusses the Sunday readings and begins a short Lenten series on dissociation. Dr. Gerry discusses mild forms of dissociation and more series forms (disorde...

Loving People We Disagree With - 3rd Sun in Ord Time - Be With the Word - Episode 62

Dr. Gerry focuses on the book of Jonah and the call to love and reach out to people with whom we dislike or disagree. God has a message here despite our political, soc...

Radical Way to Approach Recovery - 2nd Sun in Ord Time - Episode 61

Dr. Gerry discusses the Sunday Readings and how to improve recovery from addictions or problematic behaviors by approaching ourselves differently.

How To Break Through Relationship Conflicts - The Baptism of the Lord - Episode 60

Dr. Crete provides a strategy based on Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy to break through relationship conflicts and unhealthy patterns.

The Epiphany of the Lord - Episode 59

As Dr. Gerry explores the character of Herod, he discusses how our negative behaviors can be adaptive and self-protective. Dr. Gerry ties in the latest Wonder Woman mo...

Fatherhood: What It Means To Be A Good Man And A Good Father

Dr. Gerry discusses what it is to be a good father. How is fathering different from mothering?

Surviving the Holiday Blues - 3rd Sunday of Advent - Episode 56

Dr. Gerry discusses the Sunday readings from a psychological and family-oriented perspective. Although the holidays are meant to be a joyful time, many people struggle...

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