Karen

Ex-evangelical missionary, now podcasting the ridiculousness of it all

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Hi. I'm Karen. I now live in Tennessee, surrounded by all our old favorites--Amy Grant, DC Talk guys, Russ Taff, etc. In the nineties, I was a missionary with YWAM (what a cult!) and then was in Thailand with Asian Outreach. Some of the Thais I was witnessing to had questions that made me really want to get deeper into my Bible, even though I went to a Southern Baptist college and did missionary Bible training. That's when I saw some confusing things I just couldn't deny any longer. It was about a ten-year journey (fear of hell is strong!), but I'm out.

Now a friend and I have launched a humorous podcast about leaving religion. We'd love for you to subscribe, rate us, and send in some of your own funny stories.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/deconversion-therapy/id1438032991?mt=2

 

Website: www.deconversiontherapy.com

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Welcome aboard! Is the podcast available on Stitcher?

 

Edit: I get a "502 Bad Gateway" error on the website.

 

Edit again: I found you on podbean. I think I may switch to that from Stitcher.

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16 minutes ago, Lerk said:

Welcome aboard! Is the podcast available on Stitcher?

 

Edit: I get a "502 Bad Gateway" error on the website.

 

Edit again: I found you on podbean. I think I may switch to that from Stitcher.

 

I’ve been using the Downcast app for podcasts for a long time. It really is excellent. And yes it does have this Deconversion Therapy podcast. And no I’m not connected to Downcast in any way, except as a satisfied user!

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I had a listen -- good stuff, thanks for posting!

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I listened to it too. Looking forward to more podcasts.

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Welcome to X-Xian, @Karen, and hello from an ex evangelical missionary kid! It's a difficult and messed up journey but glad to see you're on the right side :)

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Whoa. That must have been...interesting.

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I'm trying to find out how to reply to each person, but no luck so far. But I really appreciate all the support.

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38 minutes ago, Karen said:

I'm trying to find out how to reply to each person, but no luck so far. But I really appreciate all the support.

Welcome, Karen!

I love podcasts and will give yours a try. You made me laugh (old favorites).

You'll be able to quote after a certain number of posts.

OTRR

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It takes 25 posts before all the options become available. 

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Welcome to our merry band of outlaws, Karen. :D 

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On 1/4/2019 at 3:18 PM, Karen said:

Website: www.deconversiontherapy.com

 

That address doesn't work, but here's one that does: https://deconversiontherapy.podbean.com/

 

I'll have to try to make time to take a listen.

 

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Welcome aboard Karen! 

 

Trying to get caught up after the holidays. I'll look into it. 

 

Thanks.

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Thanks for the warm welcome and insight on why I can't quote! Ha!

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On ‎1‎/‎4‎/‎2019 at 9:18 PM, Karen said:

Hi. I'm Karen. I now live in Tennessee, surrounded by all our old favorites--Amy Grant, DC Talk guys, Russ Taff, etc. In the nineties, I was a missionary with YWAM (what a cult!) and then was in Thailand with Asian Outreach. Some of the Thais I was witnessing to had questions that made me really want to get deeper into my Bible, even though I went to a Southern Baptist college and did missionary Bible training. That's when I saw some confusing things I just couldn't deny any longer. It was about a ten-year journey (fear of hell is strong!), but I'm out.

Now a friend and I have launched a humorous podcast about leaving religion. We'd love for you to subscribe, rate us, and send in some of your own funny stories.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/deconversion-therapy/id1438032991?mt=2

 

Website: www.deconversiontherapy.com

 

 

Hi there, again,

 

I just listened to episode one. Great stuff. Humor is such a good form of therapy, thanks for making me laugh! My favorite bits and pieces so far: the sex booth, of course, and "No hand clapping in my church!"

I also totally relate to missing community. That's a biggie. But I guess it's also part of breaking free. Ironically, I also miss singing, although I don't miss those porn-like, ever repetitive worshit songs (see other thread) and the social control coming with church.

 

Keep it up, Karen!

 

OTRR

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I've listened to episode 1 and most of episode 2. Good stuff!

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I’m up to date on all the episodes. Good stuff. I love to hear about the hypocrisy that is common in all versions of Christianity. Hypocrisy and legalism seem to go hand in hand. And the fundamentalist remedy for that is to be even more legalistic. Go figure.

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