Deconstructing your faith is a complex process that can be difficult to navigate, especially when you’re in a committed relationship with someone who doesn’t share your doubts and questions. It’s not easy to reconcile differing beliefs, but it’s essential to approach the process with grace and understanding. Here are five tips to deconstruct while in a relationship.
Women in Leadership
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...
When the church is embedded in toxic religious culture, sometimes you have to leave the church to find God.
Ravi Zacharias is Not An Anomaly, He’s The Very Common Fruit of the Toxic Religious Tree We Have Been Watering for Centuries.
The recently uncovered Ravi Zacharais abuse scandal is not a unique, once-in-a-lifetime case. Sadly, it is just one example in a long line of ongoing systems of abuse in the church. And as long as the the church continues to prioritize the success and protection of abusers over the safety, validity, and rights of victims, this will continue to happen. But the church can, and has to, do better. Read more to see how the abuse was allowed to happen, what could have been done differently, and signs of abuse to watch for in our churches and organizations.
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.
Deconstruction often garners pushback from church leaders who cry “heretic!” But is deconstructing your faith biblical?
The injustices of the world are heavy and weigh our down our souls. But an Old Testament inspired lament is the perfect vehicle to cry out to God on behalf of the oppression and pain we see in the world. This is my gift to you: a poetic expression of hope and heartbreak to use in your reflection, prayer, and meditation time.
So many Jesus-loving women are walking away from the church because it’s unsafe and doesn’t represent Jesus well.