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How did The Life After began?
Watch this video and hear our history!

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I tell you, it has been such an honor and a privilege to be apart of this community. Seriously, these guys altered my life in the amazing direction that it’s headed now. Doing that podcast was the best choice I’ve made in my life so far, plus I love the community that came with it.
If you’re deconstructing, reconstructing, or in between, I strongly recommend this podcast (along with others.)
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#thelifeafterpodcast #postevangelical #exvangelical #podcasts #podcast

Happy Friday from this thick-haired chick! ☀️ #timetothinit #meltingintheheat it’s a full weekend with my brother’s wedding shower, partner’s family reunion, and the last @bleummusic show of the season. And unwinding with a Bleum creative session on Sunday🌻 Anyone else find this year everything is booked for THIS weekend of the summer or is it just happening to me?






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It's storming. The sky is dark with heavy clouds. Long rolls of thunder mix with the sound of raindrops beating against the ground.
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A dreary day for a dreary mood.
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I am twenty-seven years old. And I still feel like I'm trying to figure out what to do with my life. You know how adults always ask kids what they want to do when they grow up? As a teen, I used to answer, "I want to be a wife. I'll work with my husband and do what he does." I did everything "right." I didn't date. I married the first guy I was in a relationship with. He was super into Conservative politics, so I assumed we'd be some sort of political couple. And I always loved kids, so I assumed I'd be an amazing mom too.
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Well. My Republihusband turned into a Damn Liberal™ and I followed him down that forsaken path. He went on to pursue a career that has nothing to do with me. I'm a stay-at-home parent to two amazing little kids, but I'm kind of terrible at it.
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I want more. And that's okay. I'm not wrong to want an identity outside of my family. I'm not less of a woman because I don't enjoy every second of motherhood.
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Today, I'm stuck in an apartment with two kids determined to drain my sanity away while a storm rages outside. Tomorrow will probably be stormy too. But the storms will stop eventually.
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Hey lookey, I did a metaphor and didn't vomit. Progress.
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#creativenonfiction #exvangelical #feminism #writerscorner #writerslife #writersofinstagram #instawriters #igwriters #womenwhowrite #parenthood #sahm #motherhood #momlife

"You can't because you're a woman.” It guts you the moment you realize
That you loved someone so much
While all along they thought
so little of you. -Chivalry is Death | Marie Thearose

#words #poetry #feminism #sexism #grief #heartbroken #instagrampoetry #poetryofinstagram
#benevolentsexism #poem #words #exvangelical #spiritualabuse

Is it you I miss?
Is it god?
Have I tangled one with the other
Until I can’t identify the first stitch?
Looking through this glass darkly
does it even make a difference?
I don’t crave your love
I found I’ve never needed it.
But you’ll have mine
until the day I die
Cause I’ve spent my life
starved for worship.
Does it matter who you are?
Your name, your books, your pantheon?
Do you spill your blood
Or should I open my veins?
Who makes the sacrifice
To keep the other sane?
Do you keep me alive in your memory
Or are you eternal in mine?
Augustine or Artemis
Does it matter what’s divine?
We’re all uncertain fools
at the mercy of time. -Yearn | Marie Thearose

#poems #poetry #poet #exvangelical #pagan #interfaith #syncretism #words #yearn #poetsofinstagram #poetrycommunity

The secret is out!

Our online Community now has over 500 members! If you'd like to learn how to join, read our top, pinned post on our Facebook!

#NoDogma #ExVangelical #ExFundie

BIG NEWS! I have a story featured today on @spill_stories! This is an amazing account that I absolutely love following. Go check out my piece and let me know what you think!

#Repost @spill_stories
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Spilled by @skylarchristianwrites: This piece is about how religion suppresses sexuality. Purity rings. “Saving yourself for marriage”. This story is for anyone who had their power taken away by a religious institution. Give it up for Skylar, who found @spill_stories randomly through a hashtag and was brave enough to spill!
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#creativenonfiction #creativewriting #writerslife #writersofinstagram #igwriters #instawriters #exvangelical #christianity #purity #modesty #modestfashion #purityculture #ikisseddatinggoodbye #columbusohio #cbus #asseenincolumbus

This is from the brochure of a combined Summer Camp that @jeffmanildi and @revallenobrien did in 2010. Don’t judge 😜 What was your #YouthGroupName ?

Metaphors and similes make me cringe. Years spent listening to sermons, reading devotions, and singing worship songs have really ruined them for me.
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I wish I could write about flowers blooming and new thoughts and freedom blooming in me. But I just can't. All I can think about is rain pouring on my soul like God's love and rough waters that God saves me from and waves of love from God and how God is a lighthouse in the storm and how God's love is deep and wide and rushing like a river, and shepards and rocks and vines and clay and lions and paths and salt.
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Writing post-Evangelicalism can be so tricky. (Like Satan and snakes, of course.)
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#exvangelical #christianity #metaphor #simile #writerslife #writerscorner #writersofinstagram #igwriters #instawriters #asseenincolumbus #cbus

When I was a Christian Fundamentalist, I realized love was always conditional and could be taken away at any moment. But we believed it was perfect and boundless.
We lived in collective cognitive dissonance.

@bradyhardin
#NoDogma #Love #ExFundie #Exvangelical #EmptyThePews

This week we tackle the Holy Spirit! Listen at Irenicast.com/122 or subscribe using the link in the bio.

I took some writing I had done about myself from a conversation I had with Costa Mesa First a few months ago and I add some more detail to what lead to my evangelical Christian undoing. In my first blog post ever 😱 on my website imlikeher.com
Go check it out!! Tell me what you think! .
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#intersectionalfeminist #gentlemasculinity #feminist #feministart #shopify #blog #blogger #mystory #exvangelical #imlikeher #igs #igdaily #womanist #faith #woman #jesusisafeminist #postevangelical #deconstruction #igers #website #lgbt #inclusionmatters #inclusive

I took some writing I had done about myself from a conversation I had with Costa Mesa First a few months ago and I add some more detail to what lead to my evangelical Christian undoing. In my first blog post ever 😱 on my website imlikeher.com
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#intersectionalfeminist #gentlemasculinity #feminist #feministart #shopify #blog #blogger #mystory #exvangelical #imlikeher #igs #igdaily #womanist #faith #woman #jesusisafeminist #postevangelical #deconstruction #igers #website #lgbt #inclusionmatters #inclusive

I thought Franklin Graham would be silent, but the de facto leader of US #evangelicals is propping up a serial, immoral, treasonous liar! Last time I checked Jesus fought against injustice & empire! Graham is giving Trump a pass in exchange for influence! #exvangelical

Anyone else read stuff like this back in the day or was it just @RevAllenOBrien? Episode on the Holy Spirit comes out tomorrow (and just to be clear, this isn’t a book recommendation 😆

💡If you had your own guidelines to live by, what would they be?💡
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I think I’d say this above all... let your mind change, remember there’s nothing wrong with being wrong, and never forget you’ve got more to explore and love. 🍃
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I didn’t always think this way (could ya guess? 😅) In fact, I used to be dead set that I had ~The Truth~ about how we should live life.
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There was so much off limits to me. I didn’t dance, question my beliefs, or even look in the mirror for a time. 😬
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I wish I could tell my young self what I know now: THIS WORLD IS SO MUCH BIGGER THAN OUR LITTLE CORNERS OF IT! 🌃
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And knowing that frees ya. To see people better. To get more curious. To explore. To experience. To live.

I took this pic when I was going out for the 1st time in my life. I was breaking a lot of the old rules that once held me captive — dressing “revealing”ly (?), tat on display, dancing with glitter in my hair. 🤠
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And it was glorious. 😍 ‘Cause those rules? They no longer held up.
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I think life’s best lived flexibly. Let your life grow with you. Let your rules change. 🤲🏼
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TIME recently put a “secular 10 commandments” (swipe to see.) I fall in with a lot of them these days. 🔆
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What about you?

@jeffmanildi ‘s first theology book 😕 This is not a recommendation BTW, tomorrow’s episode on the Holy Spirit will explain all 👍🏼

mama told me
sticks and stones
may break my bones
but words will never... what?
words have power
god used words
to speak this world
into existence
better be careful
what you do with em -
📷 with @little.lionheart
✍🏽 from What’s My Name
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