Changing Unwanted Thoughts w/Esther Smith | Ep 226

Changing Unwanted Thoughts w/Esther Smith | Ep 226


This week Krystal chats with Esther Smith about her book, “A Still and Quiet Mind.” In Esther’s book, she details several strategies for combating a variety of unwanted or intrusive thought patterns. Some of these strategies are simple yet effective, such as slowing down and taking deep breaths. Other strategies include biblical meditation as we reflect on the truths of God and His Word. Ultimately, these strategies remind us of our limited nature and help us to fix our eyes on our wonderful Creator. We pray this conversation provides practical tools while remembering the mighty God that we serve.


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Time Stamps:

3:00 - Why Esther wrote a book on intrusive thoughts
5:12 - Thinking about unwanted thoughts in a holistic and biblical way
7:52 - Reasons Christians get stuck in the process of changing their thoughts
9:39 - Practical tips for changing unwanted thoughts
10:59 - How to start changing your unwanted thoughts today
14:06 - How our bodies, stories, relationships, and spiritual lives impact changing our unwanted thoughts
17:29 - How to use biblical meditation to change unwanted thoughts
24:03 - How to change unwanted thoughts connected to trauma
29:42 - How to know when unwanted thoughts become intrusive thoughts
32:55 - What the gospel has changed for Esther


Resources mentioned in this episode: 

A Still and Quiet Mind: Twelve Strategies for Changing Unwanted Thoughts
The Whole Life Book

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A Still and Quiet Mind: Twelve Strategies for Changing Unwanted Thoughts by Esther Smith


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