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Religious Trauma & the Body.

Like all trauma, religious trauma lives in our bodies. And like all trauma, we need bodily ways to process it. When you graze your knee, your body knows how to heal. When you’ve experienced trauma, your body knows how to heal. But for anyone who has spent time in spaces

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The Sins of the Father

10 min read There are some big, heavy themes in this post. Please come back to it later if it’s too much for you. I write to process. Often I delete or save things in draft, but the act of committing to sentences helps me figure out how I feel

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Regret and Shame

The documentaries keep coming. On cults, megachurch demise and people we may have once looked up to and admired, falling from grace. Or rather, tripping over themselves while clinging to tired old scripts and defending the indefensible. And of course, we know why this is, to admit there was wrongdoing

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Queer communion

Queer communion & the imprint of the divine. It’s PRIDE month and I’m so grateful for the many glorious queer people in my world. LGBTQIA+ people have a particular, and from what I understand, exquisitely painful experience of being othered by Christians. I am devastated that my own toxic theology

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Be Angry

Anger is often part of healing. But it can be complicated for those of us who grew up in church or have spent any time in circles where the Bible is inerrant. Be angry but don’t sin (Ephesians 4v26) was taught as a directive but without the tools to know

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Megachurch drama & the promise of home.

4 min read If you’ve connected with me because you’ve experienced religious trauma or you’re curious about all the megachurch drama in the media at the moment, you may want to keep reading. You might be thinking, religious trauma sounds quite dramatic, I don’t really know what you mean. Trauma

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Download 'Melancholy': an excerpt from "The Sentimental Non-Believer."

Melancholy is a reflection on the way Easter used to feel and how it feels now.