10 episodes

In Forsaking Faith, we (Heather and Christine) talk about our deconversion journeys, describing both celebrations and conflicts we have with our religious pasts, as well as contemplating how to move forward. We often look fondly on our time as Christians, time with which many people still only find regret. We try to point out where we found growth, experienced joy, and struggled with the anger and sadness that come with forsaking our faith. Occasionally we will also invite people to share their feelings and deconversion stories, and every week we will share a thought, poem, or piece of art from our viewers or ourselves to encourage expression of the unique feelings that occur during the journey of deconversion.

Forsaking Faith Heather Bailey and Christine Goodrich

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In Forsaking Faith, we (Heather and Christine) talk about our deconversion journeys, describing both celebrations and conflicts we have with our religious pasts, as well as contemplating how to move forward. We often look fondly on our time as Christians, time with which many people still only find regret. We try to point out where we found growth, experienced joy, and struggled with the anger and sadness that come with forsaking our faith. Occasionally we will also invite people to share their feelings and deconversion stories, and every week we will share a thought, poem, or piece of art from our viewers or ourselves to encourage expression of the unique feelings that occur during the journey of deconversion.

    Falling From Grace - On Relationships

    Falling From Grace - On Relationships

    Heather and Christine talk about how their Christian upbringing shaped their views of romance and relationships, speaking specifically about what they were supposed to want and offer in a relationship.

    • 58 min
    A Recovery from Faith - On Media

    A Recovery from Faith - On Media

    Heather and Christine talk about how movies, television, and music was restricted by their church, school, and parents when they were Christians. They both say that while the limitations were frustrating, there were still good things that came from it.

    • 46 min
    A Recovery from Faith - On Worldview

    A Recovery from Faith - On Worldview

    Heather and Christine talk about broader ideals they held on the world before and after deconversion. 

    • 48 min
    A Recovery from Faith- On Recovery from a Technical Delay

    A Recovery from Faith- On Recovery from a Technical Delay

    Hey, Heather and I are having some issues with our next podcast, we should be back up and running by Thursday. Sorry for the inconvenience.  Watch facebook and twitter @forsakingfaith for an announcement! We miss you.

    • 40 sec
    A Recovery from Faith - On Sex and Consent

    A Recovery from Faith - On Sex and Consent

    Both Christine and Heather talk about the ways in which ideas about consent affected their first encounters with sex both as Christians and as Deconverts. They both have a wish that the attention that’s being given to conversations surrounding consent will also permeate through the Christian community.

    • 44 min
    A Recovery from Faith - On Dying

    A Recovery from Faith - On Dying

    In this episode, Heather and Christine express their anxieties about death from before and after deconversion. They both talk about how death affected their day-to-day activities as well as their long term goals.

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

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In My Top 5

I started listening to these shows when I had a lot of mindless busy work to do last weekend and the series quickly became one of my favorite of favorites. The two speakers talk brilliantly about the emotional complexities of deconversion and are deliberate about deep listening. Their individual journeys and the inspiring journey of their friendship provide a unique richness to every conversation. Listening to them is like talking to that one friend you could converse with until 5 in the morning. I used to read a lot of literature by the New Atheists and I gotta say this show confronts what atheist John Gray says is missing in our conversation about science/reason replacing religion and what can sometimes feel lacking in secular life, especially for baby agnostic/atheists. The show does what it says it will do: provide a space for complex emotions around going from belief to nonbelief. That space has been needed for a long time.

Godless Journey ,

Awesome

Thank you for sharing your experiecnes with the world! I leave hearing other peoples journeys! Keep up the amazing work!

79Steve ,

Fascinating and Insightful!

Hosts Heather and Christine have such fascinating stories! Each of their paths led them out of Christianity, but their individual experiences are so unique. The contrast in their stories makes for great conversations and wonderful insights.

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