I’m Jaimie Eckert. As a scrupulosity coach, I help people with scrupulosity OCD get out of their heads and rediscover a thriving relationship with God. I founded scrupulosity.com to help others work through the same issues that used to trip me up in my own spiritual walk. I create informative blog posts, worksheets, and quizzes that you can find for free on this website, and I also do one-on-one coaching sessions to walk you through my 12-Step Scrupulosity Recovery Program.
But you may be wondering about me. Who am I? Let me answer a few of the most common questions I get.
Where are you from, and where do you live? Your hours of availability are so weird.
I was born in Hawaii and grew up in Florida — so I’m an original sunshine kid! ?? But in 2013 I married my college sweetheart from Germany and followed him to his job overseas. He works for a Christian organization in Beirut, Lebanon. The expat life has been interesting, and it does make for odd hours of availability (if you’re hailing from the US)!
As a scrupulosity coach, what’s your educational and professional background?
I have two BA degrees — one in elementary education and one in Biblical Studies. I have an MA in Islamic Studies, and I recently completed my coursework for a PhD in Religion (specializing in Mission and Religious Education). I’m still in process of writing my dissertation, so don’t call me “doctor” yet! ?
I have over 10 years of ministry experience, which has included lots and lots of Bible teaching, cross-cultural evangelism, and compassion work for Syrian and Iraqi refugees. I’ve also done extensive work as a ghostwriter for Christian evangelism resources.
After helping many people work through their scrupulous obsessions and compulsions over the last few years, I simply didn’t have time to help as many people as I wished while keeping my former job. So in late 2019 I decided to go full-time as a scrupulosity coach.
As a scrupulosity coach, will you work with my denominational background?
Christianity in the US often seems very splintered and divided. ? There are dozens and dozens of denominations. When I moved to the Middle East in 2013, I discovered that where Christians are the minority, the "Us versus Them" mindset drops off.
Instead of Baptist, Methodist, Catholic, Adventist, Reformed, and Episcopalian, we are “Christian.” In Arabic, we are called Messihi, followers of the Messiah. That’s it.
My time abroad has deeply impacted the way I view denominationalism. What I can tell you is that I work with any and all faith backgrounds without judgment and without a sense of superiority. My biggest goal as your scrupulosity coach is to help you where you are in your own spiritual walk to find relief from scrupulosity.
Who are you as a person, and what kinds of things do you enjoy?
I love chocolate and I enjoy gardening on my balcony. ? I eat a plant-based diet and thrive as a homebody. I crochet and journal and occasionally get persuaded to go on international adventures with my high-octane husband. I’m most at home in our minimalist 500 square-foot flat.
I don’t do pets but I do authentic human connectivity: loving my friends who are black, white, Hispanic, Asian, Arab, LGBTQ, straight, Muslim, Christian, atheist, republican, democratic, weird, normal, and scrupulous. ?✌?
And I love God. I love that He doesn’t give up on me. And I try to take that same sense of God’s unfailing belief in what I can become through His power and channel it into all my interactions with you as your scrupulosity coach. Because whether or not you believe God can pick you up and stand you on your feet, I do!