We can’t talk about how to deconstruct your faith without talking about the urgent need for setting healthy boundaries. Why? Because toxic relationships and systems THRIVE when we have zero boundaries. When people start questioning and changing their beliefs, it...
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Women in the church are constantly facing toxic religious culture and trauma. Patriarchal teaching and abusive leadership create a toxic environment where women question their value, voice, and beliefs. Even though trauma changes our lives, it's possible to grow...
One of the most dangerous myths in church is that women are utterly broken and unredeemable. Junk. Sure, grace covers all of our sins, but yet we are still women who are responsible for the fall of mankind. And therefore we still need authority over us to protect us from ourselves. Basically, the myth says we are savable, but not redeemable in God’s eyes. We never get to go back to that pre-fall intimacy with God. Unless we have a male authority figure guiding us there, of course. First of all, that’s total heresy. The only thing we need to access God is Jesus. Second of all, it exists to allow men to take power that never belonged to them.
Being a Christian leader is hard… But leading with a constant onslaught of toxic religious culture and patriarchal beliefs in your face makes leading even harder. It’s downright exhausting. ALL Christians are called to be leaders no matter how tough the road. If you ever struggle with your role as a Christian leader, take comfort in knowing that you aren’t alone. Give yourself grace and know that there are things you can do to help you on your journey. I hope this list of my top 10 ways to be a better Christian leader will help if you’re feeling stuck!
Today’s poem speaks to the heartache and heaviness that surrounds us this season. I pray that this poem is sacred medicine that comforts your weary heart.
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Tara Beth Leach’s book “Radiant Church” is a prophetic, inspiring call for the church to strip layers of patriarchy and toxic religious culture in order to bear witness to the love of Christ in our world.
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.
Deconstruction often garners pushback from church leaders who cry “heretic!” But is deconstructing your faith biblical?
What is deconstructing faith? Is it a good thing or something to be avoided?