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EPISODE 180: Burn it Down and Reconstruct it Again: Alex Spivey

EPISODE 180: Burn it Down and Reconstruct it Again: Alex Spivey

Church culture is abusive. Often it’s not intentionally abusive but generationally abusive. Alex sits down with us again to talk about his deconstruction, and we engage our new reconstruction.

EPISODE 179: Coming Out: Home Schooled Embracing Himself!: Alex Spivey

EPISODE 179: Coming Out: Home Schooled Embracing Himself!: Alex Spivey

Alex was a homeschooled Christian kid who lived with the knowledge that he might be gay. He shares with us his coming out story as well as the struggles he's had with guilt and shame of who he is.

EPISODE 121: Finding Community After Religion: Brendan Gladney

EPISODE 121: Finding Community After Religion: Brendan Gladney

When you leave anything that you’ve given yourself to for any significant amount of time, it’s hard.  When you realize that all your relationships surrounded that thing, it’s harder.

Brenden shares the difficulty of leaving a long-term community.  What it was like for his marriage and his kids, and how they found new community organically...

 

EPISODE 120: Marriage After Religion and Bruce Lee's Finger: Brendan Gladney

EPISODE 120: Marriage After Religion and Bruce Lee's Finger: Brendan Gladney

Brendan is a producer of the show, who knew me before church hierarchy and becoming a pastor.  We’ve reconnected through the solidarity of leaving religion and have found common ground in working through our wounds with therapists to heal our lives, marriages, relationships, and so much more. Brendan's experiences, stories, and lessons he's learned will be helpful to every listener.