16 episodes

Your straight-talking queer bestie and favorite (ex) pastor are here with all the honest, compassionate, and refreshingly explicit advice you didn’t know you needed. Meg Holiday and Brian Recker each deconstructed their faith in their own ways, and went from having all the right answers to wrestling with all the big questions. Join these two pastor's kids as they spill the tea and dish out wisdom on love, God, religion, sex, relationships, and all other sacred things.

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Sacred Counsel Meg Holiday & Brian Recker

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 40 Ratings

Your straight-talking queer bestie and favorite (ex) pastor are here with all the honest, compassionate, and refreshingly explicit advice you didn’t know you needed. Meg Holiday and Brian Recker each deconstructed their faith in their own ways, and went from having all the right answers to wrestling with all the big questions. Join these two pastor's kids as they spill the tea and dish out wisdom on love, God, religion, sex, relationships, and all other sacred things.

Send listener letters to sacredcounselpod@gmail.com

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Follow the pod on instagram @sacredcounsel, subscribe, and review to support our growth!

    Season 2 Episode 3: Trans Rights & Psychics/Mediums

    Season 2 Episode 3: Trans Rights & Psychics/Mediums

    Trans Rights & Psychics/Mediums

    • 38 min
    Season 2 Episode 2: What Christians Can Learn From Atheism & A Listener Letter About A Gay Wedding

    Season 2 Episode 2: What Christians Can Learn From Atheism & A Listener Letter About A Gay Wedding

    Episode 2 of season 2 is a continuation of the first episode where Meg and Brian catch up and discuss what Meg believes Christians can learn from atheism. Brian and Meg also respond to a listener letter about a woman who's in a gay relationship and getting married (love!) who's struggling with family members not wanting to attend the wedding.

    • 54 min
    Season 2 Episode 1: Catching Up & How Hell Is Ruining Christianity

    Season 2 Episode 1: Catching Up & How Hell Is Ruining Christianity

    Brian and Meg return to the podcast after a 3-month hiatus to catch up and talk about their opinions on hell and how Meg has been getting so much ate on IG now that she's posting deconstruction videos.

    • 41 min
    Episode 12: What Makes You Bloom? With Kevin Garcia

    Episode 12: What Makes You Bloom? With Kevin Garcia

    Brian and Meg interview Kevin Garcia, a mystic theologian, queer spiritual coach, and all-around amazing human being, and discuss picking your battles when going home for the holidays, and learning how to celebrate your whole self. We also answer a listener letter from a “validation addict” who wants to stop having to justify his sexuality to his family and himself. We also discuss Kevin’s amazing new book, “What makes you bloom,” coming out this January! This episode is filled with amazing nuggets of spiritual wisdom. Enjoy!

    • 58 min
    Episode 11: Christmas Grab Bag!

    Episode 11: Christmas Grab Bag!

    In this special episode, Brian and Meg tackle 3 very different listener letters, packing in all sorts of juicy counsel, covering: 
    1. how to deal with conservative family members at Christmas-time,
    2. how divorce impacts kids and some of our best advice on co-parenting, and 
    3. How to work through harmful religious programing, replacing old thoughts with new thoughts.
    Don’t forget to send listener letters to sacredcounselpod@gmail.com!

    • 48 min
    Episode 10: SOS – My Boyfriend Has a Feminine Side in Bed and I Don’t Know How I Feel About It!

    Episode 10: SOS – My Boyfriend Has a Feminine Side in Bed and I Don’t Know How I Feel About It!

    Brian and Meg discuss Meg’s horrible Thanksgiving, and answer a listener letter about someone navigating big news about their partner’s sexuality, and trying to figure out how to feel about it or what she should do. We discuss how evangelicals can falsely blame any non-heterosexual sexuality on trauma, and how kink and sexual exploration can be healthy. 

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
40 Ratings

40 Ratings

LauraLiz44 ,

Like a friend

I’m so grateful for these conversations which feel like when your close friends finally get, expound upon, and offer new insights on issues that have been swirling around in your head for years. The hosts are a bit of a hug, a bit of an anchor in the wilderness of deconstruction.

Ellevirtue ,

Great podcast…

Love these conversations and guests, hosts and all the good stuff however Brian keeps interrupting EVERYONE over and over. It makes me so uncomfortable that he’s not giving guests the space to finish a thought or explain their p.o.v. before he jumps in and talks over them. I feel bad for his co-host the wonderful Meg - its like she can’t get more than a few words out before he swoops in and takes control of the conversation. I assume he’s just really excited about what’s happening and doesn’t understand how much he’s dominating the discussion but a little less input from him might be really great.

Jhopebarron ,

Deconstruction

Such an amazing podcast that is so raw and real dealing with deconstruction.

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