Psychological Benefits of Lent

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Joe Sikorra joins Trending with Timmerie kicking off Lent discussing the psychological benefits of sacrifices and fasting during Lent. (4:28) Joe answers questions:  how to be Catholic during Lent, how to know if you’re depressed or not, and how to help teen girls this Lent.  (23:25) Ash Wednesday ideas for Lent: Black and White phone challenge and how to make an offering. (39:43)


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LMFT Joe Sikorra 


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Lent Black & White Challenge:


Liturgy of the Hours Morning Prayer

Morning prayer:

Grant, O Lord,

that we may begin with holy fasting this campaign of Christian service,

so that, as we take up battle against spiritual evils,

we may be armed with weapons of self-restraint.

Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,

who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

God, for ever and ever.

— Amen.

Timmerie works as a radio host and Catholic speaker educating in areas of theology and is an expert at responding to current trends of sexuality, feminism, and gender ideology. She hosts Trending with Timmerie on Relevant Radio. She holds a Masters Degree in Biblical Theology and Bachelor’s Degree in Communications Media with an emphasis in the New Evangelization from John Paul the Great Catholic University.