“Be With The Word” is a weekly podcast from Souls and Hearts with Dr. Peter Malinoski, clinical psychologist, and Dr. Gerry Crete, marriage and family therapist. The hosts delve into human and psychological issues that surface in the upcoming Sunday Mass readings.
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 self-giving when it is an expression of one's identity. Codependency involves people-pleasing and needing to be affirmed by others in order to find an identity.
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 interplay between the amygdala and the medial prefrontal cortex as we move from fear and shame to awareness, repentance, and receiving comfort from our great Advocate.
Christ's Body Keeps the Score! - Episode 72 - 2nd Sunday of Easter
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 and recall our true identity.
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 self. Dr. Gerry discusses what it means to learn from suffering and how service allows us to love.
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 of Lent help us to find the true way to break free from old patterns and sins we keep repeating.
Great preparation to Sunday mass
Being a mom to young children it’s difficult to fully give my attention throughout mass. This has been such a rich habit of listening, reflecting and praying about the topic brought up before I attend mass. I love the connection between mental health and the readings. I’m so happy to have found this podcast!
Struck a nerve in a good way
Very practical theology with depth. Great rapport between Gerry and Pete. Adding to my list of weekly podcast must-listens
I have over 100 podcasts in my feed but I always put this first in the cue. I’ve been waiting for a podcast like this that marries our inner workings with the divine reality. This is a treasure trove of realizations and application to real life rather than the traditional “just try harder” mentality. The meditations are especially enlightening. Dr. Peter and Dr. Gerry, thank you for this powerful ministry!