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In late 2019 Dr. Marty Fletcher teamed up w/ Dr. Matt Hook to respond to the growing mental health crisis. The goal is to help people create healthy spiritual lives in order to restore meaning and purpose to individuals, families, and communities. Psychology meets spirituality.

The Shepherd and the Shrink Podcast Dr. Martin Fletcher

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 11 Ratings

In late 2019 Dr. Marty Fletcher teamed up w/ Dr. Matt Hook to respond to the growing mental health crisis. The goal is to help people create healthy spiritual lives in order to restore meaning and purpose to individuals, families, and communities. Psychology meets spirituality.

    The Power of Self Control

    The Power of Self Control

    Why is everyone so angry? There are many answers to this question, but the best is offered by the apostle James.Today, we talk about self control. We define it and share why it’s important. We note that, if you’re 95% in control, the other 5% will rule you. We talk about the different types of psychology, explaining the problem with materialism. We share why you should never give unsolicited advice, note that people change their minds, and urge you to ask yourself what’s fighting you for control. We note the relative unimportance of control of others and discuss the proper role of feelings.“There is no good thing that comes from my lack of self-control.” DMH- Dr. Matt HookThis week on Shepherd & the Shrink:●      The problem with materialistic psychology●      What is phenomenology?●      Why you shouldn’t give unsolicited advice●      The meaning of self-control●      Why you shouldn’t let your feelings rule youBringing Mental Health and Spirituality TogetherThanks for tuning into this week’s episode of Shepherd & the Shrink Podcast (https://www.drmartinfletcher.com/podcast-home) with your hosts Dr. Matt Hook and Dr. Martin Fletcher, the show where theology meets psychology. If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe and leave a review wherever you get your podcasts.Apple Podcasts (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-shepherd-and-the-shrink-podcast/id1534592701) | TuneIn (https://tunein.com/podcasts/Health--Wellness-Podcasts/The-Shepherd-and-the-Shrink-Podcast-p1381332/) | GooglePlay (https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9zaGVwaGVyZC1zaHJpbmsubGlic3luLmNvbS9yc3M) | Stitcher (https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/audioadrenaline/the-shepherd-and-the-shrink-podcast) | Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/5ePixpNhLIdlyyamt7GaR2) Be sure to share your favorite episodes on social media to help us reach more amazing people like you.Join us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/martytheshrink/) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/DrMartyLP), and for more exclusive content and information, visit our website (https://drmartinfletcher.com/) and grab your free guide with 10 Ways to Overcome Anxiety & Defeat Your Loneliness.Find us on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/theshepherdandtheshrink) too, where you can talk to us personally, get cool merchandise and exclusive video content, and more! You can get involved for as little as $1 a month.

    • 30 min
    Relationship and the Ministry of Presence

    Relationship and the Ministry of Presence

    Love is easy to talk about, but it’s much harder to live. In this episode, we talk about what it means to love your enemy and how to lay down your life for someone else on this side of death.Today, we talk about marriage. We discuss why marriage is so hard, note the importance of communication, and explain why relationships shouldn’t be competitive. We talk about why the key to a successful marriage is striving to outdo each other in acts of love and service, instead of focusing on what you get out of the relationship. We talk about what it means to lay down your life for others in a world where it’s rare to need to do so literally. We note the power of just being there for someone, and we talk about what it means to say, “Love never fails.”“If your love’s gonna be complete, it can’t be just for the people who adore you.”- Dr. Marty FletcherThis week on Shepherd & the Shrink:●      Why marriage is hard●      The importance of communication●      Why relationships aren’t a power struggle●      What it means to lay your life down for someone●      The meaning of acediaResources mentioned●      Overcome Anxiety and Defeat Your Loneliness●      Shepherd and the Shrink Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/theshepherdandtheshrink)Bringing Mental Health and Spirituality TogetherThanks for tuning into this week’s episode of Shepherd & the Shrink Podcast (https://drmartinfletcher.com/the-shepherd-and-the-shrink/) with your hosts Dr. Matt Hook and Dr. Martin Fletcher, the show where theology meets psychology. If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe and leave a review wherever you get your podcasts.Apple Podcasts (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-shepherd-and-the-shrink-podcast/id1534592701) | TuneIn (https://tunein.com/podcasts/Health--Wellness-Podcasts/The-Shepherd-and-the-Shrink-Podcast-p1381332/) | GooglePlay (https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9zaGVwaGVyZC1zaHJpbmsubGlic3luLmNvbS9yc3M) | Stitcher (https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/audioadrenaline/the-shepherd-and-the-shrink-podcast) | Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/5ePixpNhLIdlyyamt7GaR2) Be sure to share your favorite episodes on social media to help us reach more amazing people like you.Join us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/martytheshrink/) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/DrMartyLP), and for more exclusive content and information, visit our website (https://drmartinfletcher.com/) and grab your free guide with 10 Ways to Overcome Anxiety & Defeat Your Loneliness.

    • 43 min
    Surrender and Learning to Lose Well

    Surrender and Learning to Lose Well

    As human beings, we lose all the time. The fact is, we can’t rely on ourselves to succeed. That’s why we need to surrender to the only one who won’t let us down: God. But what does this mean?Today, we talk about surrender. We explore the idea that life is loss, and that learning to live is learning to lose well. We note Jesus’ statement that you can only find your life through losing it, and we explain why we can look to Jesus for an example of surrender. We also share some Old Testament examples, noting that real faith is not fully based on whether or not it will work out for us.“We’re so afraid of our surrender. We run away and do our own thing. But that’s exactly what Jesus never did.”- Dr. Matt HookThis week on Shepherd & the Shrink:●      What does it mean to surrender to God?●      Learning how to lose well●      What is winning?●      FInding your life through losing it●      Why didn’t Jesus run away?●      Why it’s okay to be devastated●      Surrendering the small things●      Examples of surrender Bringing Mental Health and Spirituality Together Thanks for tuning into this week’s episode of Shepherd & the Shrink Podcast (https://www.drmartinfletcher.com/podcast-home) with your hosts Dr. Matt Hook and Dr. Martin Fletcher, the show where theology meets psychology. If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe and leave a review wherever you get your podcasts.Apple Podcasts (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-shepherd-and-the-shrink-podcast/id1534592701) | TuneIn (https://tunein.com/podcasts/Health--Wellness-Podcasts/The-Shepherd-and-the-Shrink-Podcast-p1381332/) | GooglePlay (https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9zaGVwaGVyZC1zaHJpbmsubGlic3luLmNvbS9yc3M) | Stitcher (https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/audioadrenaline/the-shepherd-and-the-shrink-podcast) | Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/5ePixpNhLIdlyyamt7GaR2)Be sure to share your favorite episodes on social media to help us reach more amazing people like you.Join us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/martytheshrink/) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/DrMartyLP), and for more exclusive content and information, visit our website (https://drmartinfletcher.com/) and grab your free guide with 10 Ways to Overcome Anxiety & Defeat Your Loneliness.Find us on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/theshepherdandtheshrink) too, where you can talk to us personally, get cool merchandise and exclusive video content, and more! You can get involved for as little as $1 a month.

    • 27 min
    Putting Away Childish Things

    Putting Away Childish Things

    Underreacting, overreacting - people think that these reactions are merely circumstantial. And when you’re on the receiving end of these underreactions and overreactions from others, it can be hard not to take those reactions personally. It can be difficult to realize – these people aren’t out to get you. Instead, they’re likely reacting based on an old childhood habit, a childhood pattern, or a childhood wound.  Today, I discuss how people often operate from woundedness and how they can break free from this manner of response. I share what the “child in survival mode” looks like and how it manifests in people as adults. I also dive into the “Love Chapter” from the Bible and share what love is, what it’s not, and how God’s call to His people to love others plays a crucial role in responding compassionately to others who are operating from their childhood wounds. “God showed me when people are underreacting and blowing me off, or they’re overreacting to me or to other people, they’re not out to get me. They are simply operating out of their woundedness.” - Dr. Matt Hook This week on Shepherd & the Shrink: ●     The personal impact of understanding the root cause for why others overreact●     The worst time to tell someone they are operating from their woundedness●     What it means to“put away childish things”●     Understanding the phrase “ the child is the father of the man”●     How to put away childish things●     How to be free to grow into the person God created you to be●     How to recognize it’s the “little child” in you that’s acting up●     Why marriage is a union of four people, not two●     The One who can help heal the wounded inner child●     What the sixth sense is and why you should ask for it Resources Mentioned: ●     Putting Away Childish Things by David A. Seamands  Bringing Mental Health and Spirituality Together Thanks for tuning into this week’s Shepherd & the Shrink Podcast episode with your hosts Dr. Matt Hook and Dr. Martin Fletcher, the show where theology meets psychology. If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe and leave a review wherever you get your podcasts. Apple Podcasts (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-shepherd-and-the-shrink-podcast/id1534592701) | TuneIn (https://tunein.com/podcasts/Health--Wellness-Podcasts/The-Shepherd-and-the-Shrink-Podcast-p1381332/) | GooglePlay (https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9zaGVwaGVyZC1zaHJpbmsubGlic3luLmNvbS9yc3M) | Stitcher (https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/audioadrenaline/the-shepherd-and-the-shrink-podcast) | Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/5ePixpNhLIdlyyamt7GaR2) Be sure to share your favorite episodes on social media to help us reach more amazing people like you. Join us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/martytheshrink/) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/DrMartyLP), and for more exclusive content and information,

    • 20 min
    The Dangers of Despondency and How to Avoid Them

    The Dangers of Despondency and How to Avoid Them

    Despondency is hard to identify, but it’s everywhere. Between the values pushed in our society and the pressures caused by things like Covid 19, it’s not easy to find joy, even if you have faith. Today, we talk about how to combat desp...

    • 39 min
    Mindfulness: Looking at God

    Mindfulness: Looking at God

    In what seems to be a chaotic and out-of-control world, it seems irresponsible and heartless not to be caught up in the feelings that come with focusing on all of the problems. But the truth is, for the most part, things are okay. And most of the things that aren’t okay are the things of this world. God says, “Be still and know that I am God.” Today, we talk about doing just that. Mindfulness might have the connotation of flaky spirituality for some Christians, but today we discuss why that’s not the case. We define it, note its long history, and discuss its many benefits. We talk about our negativity bias, which prompts us to focus on one bad thing over many good things. We talk about the role of the media in playing up our negativity bias, and we discuss the dangers of being led by your emotions. We look to Paul for an example of mindfulness in the middle of chaos and discuss why angry emotions aren’t productive. We mention gratitude's role and discuss why mindfulness is the most proactive approach you can take. “God is more real, past, present, and future, than anything that’s floating across my screen.”Dr. Matt Hook This week on Shepherd & the Shrink: ●     Mindfulness vs. mindlessness●     The benefits of mindfulness●     Overcoming your negativity bias●     The role of gratitude in mindfulness●     The importance of loving kindness Resources mentioned●     Overcome Anxiety and Defeat Your Loneliness   Bringing Mental Health and Spirituality Together Thanks for tuning into this week’s Shepherd & the Shrink Podcast episode with your hosts, Dr. Matt Hook and Dr. Martin Fletcher, the show where theology meets psychology. If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe and leave a review wherever you get your podcasts. Apple Podcasts (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-shepherd-and-the-shrink-podcast/id1534592701) | TuneIn | GooglePlay (https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9zaGVwaGVyZC1zaHJpbmsubGlic3luLmNvbS9yc3M) | Stitcher (https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/audioadrenaline/the-shepherd-and-the-shrink-podcast) | Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/5ePixpNhLIdlyyamt7GaR2) Be sure to share your favorite episodes on social media to help us reach more amazing people like you. Join us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/martytheshrink/) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/DrMartyLP), and for more exclusive content and information, visit our website (https://drmartinfletcher.com/) and grab your free guide with 10 Ways to Overcome Anxiety & Defeat Your Loneliness.

    • 38 min

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