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Breaking Free of OCD

Breaking Free of OCD

This autobiographical account by Houston Pastor Jeff Wells describes his struggle with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder during his adult years.


In 1978, Jeff finished second place in the Boston Marathon, two seconds behind Bill Rodgers, the closest finish in the Boston Marathon to that point. This marked the beginning of his battle with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. OCD affected every area of his life and caused so much pain – at times overwhelming anguish and torment – for over 30 years.


In the spring of 2011, while Jeff was pastoring a large and thriving congregation, he reached his low point with mental disease and recognized how deeply he needed help. Out of desperation, he cried out to God and with the overwhelming prayer and support of his church, a few key friends and professionals, and especially with the love and support of his wife Gayle, Jeff details his journey to healing.


The book is honest and forthright, and will bring hope to the many people who struggle in silence with mental pain and to their families.


A note from Author Jeff Wells:


In the book I tell the story of my desperate struggle with OCD since I was a young man.  After struggling off and on, and at times struggling deeply, in May of 2011, at age 57, I hit a low point.  I wasn’t sure that I would survive this crisis with mental pain.  However, I was so desperate that I had to face this problem head on for the first time.  Putting Band-Aids on the problem no longer worked.
In the years since 2011 God has taught me so much, and given me so much victory and healing over this mental anguish.  He has taught me what his tender love and grace are all about.
OCD is a painful yet common mental problem.  I wrote this book to help people who are struggling with OCD, but also to help people who are struggling with other forms of mental disease.  These principles apply to other forms of mental disease as well.  I also wrote this book to help family members and loved ones of strugglers to understand and help their loved who is struggling with mental pain.
God’s desire for you is to live in all the freedom and joy that you long for.  If you read this book with an open heart it will help you immensely.  It will help your loved ones.


It has been many years.  I am still on the journey but knowing and feeling God’s love for me – has made all the difference.  I feel alive. I feel safe. I feel loved.  That is my deep desire and prayer for you - receive God's love.  Your life will never be the same.


- Jeff

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