Christian Coaching

Sometimes You Have to Leave the Church to Find God

Sometimes You Have to Leave the Church to Find God

I think it’s important to get really honest about how faith isn’t always comfortable, Sometimes spiritual growth really challenges us and there’s a lot of work to be done. It’s unrealistic to expect that every day Christian community will be all shiny happy people-ish. 

This conversation is focusing on much deeper pain than the normal ups and downs. 

We are talking about the church hurts that have nothing to do wit God. Things like physical, emotional, spiritual and sexual abuse at the hands of church leadership. Or church sanctioned racism, nationalism, xenophobia, gender bias and homophobia that teaches some neighbors are less worthy of our love.

Sometimes you have to take a step back from church when what is being preached and modeled by leadership ties legalism, racism, and hate to “being a good Christian”.

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Are You Making Peace or Encouraging Toxic Behavior?

Are You Making Peace or Encouraging Toxic Behavior?

Years and years of toxic religious culture and patriarchal conditioning have led many women to believe that being a peacemaker means refusing to argue. Refusing to engage in any and all forms of conflict. Or even bending over backward to make sure that others are comfortable, even in situations where they are in the wrong. However, this type of thinking actually tends to cause more harm than good, both in our own lives and in the lives of others.

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