Do you have someone in your life who is deconstructing and you aren’t sure how to handle it? Do you just know their condemned to hell, or are on the wrong path? As much as you fear for someone, it’s not the stature you should take when talking with someone who is deconstructing their faith. I honor the trust it takes to really listen, so here’s how Christians should respond to those deconstructing their faith.
Why Are So Many People Deconstructing Their Faith Lately?
During the COVID restrictions of 2020, and 2021, many evangelical leaders mistakenly believed that as soon as restrictions were lifted, there would be a revival in church attendance and a zeal for all things Christian. But that’s the opposite of what happened. Because of the sharp drop, many pastors, and Christians are asking themselves, “Why are so many people deconstructing their faith lately?”
10 Things to Stop Saying During Faith Deconstruction
During deconstruction, there are a lot of moving pieces. And there are a lot of beliefs shifting. One of the most crucial things you can do is turn your language away from the shame-based scarcity mindset of toxic religion and towards a spiritual life that nourishes you. But what if you can’t discern what shame-based scarcity is versus what is true? I’ve got you, my friend! Here are ten things to stop saying during faith deconstruction
Deconstructing Your Faith Without Losing Friends and Family
Wonder if deconstructing your faith without losing family and friends, is even possible?
The short answer is yes, sometimes, but it’s complicated! Many people ask this question when they begin questioning their religious beliefs.
In this blog post, we’ll talk about strategies for keeping those relationships strong while staying true to yourself no matter what!
How to Handle Online Bullies While Deconstructing Your Faith
Between the rude online trolls and those who are just downright mean to you in real life, it sometimes feels like there’s no escape from the bullying. But don’t worry! I’ve put together some helpful tips for handling bullies while deconstructing your faith. Unfortunately, I can’t promise people will stop being mean. However, I can promise (from personal experience) that putting some healthy boundaries in place will help you carve out safe spaces.
30 Signs Your Church is Immersed in Toxic Religion
Have you ever wondered if your church is immersed in toxic religion? Do you have a nagging feeling that something is off or wrong, but you can't put your finger on it? Sometimes, churches can be unhealthy and oppressive, and attending will do you more harm than good....
Christian Sister, Your Hustle Is Stealing Your Peace
Christian sister, maybe you've recognized that your hustle is stealing your peace, but I'll bet you don't realize that patriarchy wants it this way. Our entire system pushes women to be more and do more and juggle more with the promise that if we prove we are "good...
5 Ways the Bible Supports Women Preaching
Women who are deconstructing their faith are often told the Bible says we are not allowed to be pastors, preachers, and leaders in the church if it gives us authority over men. There are a TON of reasons people give to back up this idea but every single one relies on...
Book Review: “Women Rising” by Meghan Tschanz
Women Rising is Meghan Tschanz’s personal journey from a young woman in full-on white savior mode to her current role as a fierce advocate for women.