“Why Do I Do The Things I Hate” by K. Bryan Kelso LMFT

This book is an attempt to demystify the “dilemma” expressed by Saint Paul in the 7th chapter of Romans: “Why do I do the things I hate”?  Puzzled by this as a human being for most of my life, I convey my disordered past of relational failures due to this confusion, and inability to find healing in many expressions of Christianity. By use of tools found in the Church, my struggle to a deeper conversion to Christ motivated by this dilemma, and my work as a psychotherapist helping others with this dilemma, have enabled me to understand and articulate many of the roots of this dilemma. 

The best and largest part of the book attempts to describe how to heal the pain and absences of peace due to this dilemma. I have found working with mostly Catholic people over the years, many don’t know how to incorporate the incredible powers in the church for healing, I picked my favorite 3 healing interventions and talk about specific interventions to merge psychology and faith toward the healing of this Romans 7 dilemma. The talks on this site are thumbnail reflections of the book.

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Daily Mass with Word on Fire (3/30/2020)

Many today are troubled with the habit of accusing oneself for bad things that one has done in the past, or having desires in one's heart to do “disordered things”. The video below is a Homily from Word on Fire mass on “the woman caught in adultery,” delivered on 3/30/20.  It's a brilliant articulation on the disordered practice of accusing others. I would add one simple application to the end of the amazing homily: We accuse others primarily out of our habit to accuse ourselves! We often foolishly believe, "if I am hard on myself, I will get better": This is a deception of the Evil One! Beg for the Grace to apply this homily and choose what God so wishes to give us as a result of our sin instead of our habitual self accusal... His gift of mercy!


Recommended Resources

If you are looking for some trustworthy resources, I have included some links on this page that will take you to some of the best resources on the web that I would highly recommend. You can find them below the description of my forthcoming book.