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EPISODE 146: Your Thing. My Thing. WHO CARES!: Krystal Strifert

EPISODE 146: Your Thing. My Thing. WHO CARES!: Krystal Strifert

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”

― Mark Twain, The Innocents Abroad/Roughing It

Krystal and I get into some deep sh*t in this episode. Beginning with small talk about our Hispanic heritage and quickly dive into the discord we see in the world, our frustrations with it, and what we hope our future can be. All the while, wondering where God is?

EPISODE 145: It Get’s Easier: Church Cliques, Bad Brows, and Narcolepsy: Krystal Strifert

EPISODE 145: It Get’s Easier: Church Cliques, Bad Brows, and Narcolepsy: Krystal Strifert

Krystal, frustrated with the social constructs of Christianity, the church, and institutionalized religion, walk away finding what she needed elsewhere. She's a makeup artist, microblade tattooer, part-time bartender, and badass woman.

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.