53 episodes

Conversations with Courageous People Deconstructing Christian Beliefs | Brady Hardin interviews guests about their faith deconstruction, unraveling religious indoctrination, spiritual abuse experiences, religious trauma, the rebuilding of a personal community after leaving Christian Fundamentalism, and much more.

The Life After Podcast The Life After Podcast

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 350 Ratings

Conversations with Courageous People Deconstructing Christian Beliefs | Brady Hardin interviews guests about their faith deconstruction, unraveling religious indoctrination, spiritual abuse experiences, religious trauma, the rebuilding of a personal community after leaving Christian Fundamentalism, and much more.

    Don‘t Be a Dick with Rev. Dr. Sheri Pallas

    Don‘t Be a Dick with Rev. Dr. Sheri Pallas

    Rev. Dr. Sheri Pallas (activist, ally) joins the show to discuss "God" (and why she uses quotes), how an injustice done by a church toward her family pushed her to care deeply about religion, and her perspective on Deconstruction Culture as someone who left fundamentalism years ago ("deconstruction legacy," I'm calling it 😉).


    Find Sheri's website at sheripallas.com and her YouTube channel at youtube.com/FiresideCreators.


     


    Bookended with music by Nightlightr (CDBaby, iTunes, and Spotify) | Find links for The Life After Community (our secret Facebook group), subscribing, rating, and/or reviewing on iTunes here: linkin.bio/thelifeafterorg


     

    • 1 hr 31 min
    The RED Flags of Ted Dekker with Emily Dukes

    The RED Flags of Ted Dekker with Emily Dukes

    Content Warning: This episode includes mentions of sexually predatory behavior and the retelling of a racial, anti-fatness comment


     


    Emily Dukes joins The Life After to tell how her love for Christian fiction put her on the path to be groomed (use of privileged relationships to normalize exploiting a young person's body) by novelist Ted Dekker, what she's discovered about herself, and how she's pushing back.


     


    This episode begins with Brady retelling his experience of being groped by a trusted church friend during the beginning of his deconstruction.


     


     


    Stay tuned this season to The Life After Podcast for more important conversations with courageous people about deconstructing Christian beliefs | Bookended with music by Nightlightr (CDBaby, iTunes, and Spotify) | Find links for The Life After Community (our secret Facebook group), subscribing, rating, and/or reviewing on iTunes here: linkin.bio/thelifeafterorg

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Chuck's Goodbye with Chuck Parson

    Chuck's Goodbye with Chuck Parson

    Welcome to The Life After Podcast Season 3!


    Chuck Parson joins the show one last time as co-host to catch up, announce his departure, and tease his next steps.


    Stay tuned this season of The Life After Podcast for more important conversations with courageous people about deconstructing Christian beliefs!


     


    Transitional music by Nightlightr | CDBaby, iTunes, and Spotify


    Links for connecting with The Life After Community (secret Facebook Group), rating, reviewing, and/or subscribing on iTunes can be found here: linktr.ee/thelifeafter

    • 1 hr 34 min
    Bonus Catch-Up Conversation: Alice Grecyzn

    Bonus Catch-Up Conversation: Alice Grecyzn

    Alice Grecyzn (actress and upcoming author) re-joins Chuck and Brady to update her life since the recording of the last episode months and months ago.


     


    Follow her important work helping deconstructors at www.daretodoubt.org.


     


    Transitional music by Nightlightr | CDBaby, iTunes, and Spotify


    Connect with the Life After Podcast & Community here: linktr.ee/thelifeafter

    • 26 min
    Dare to Doubt with Alice Grecyzn

    Dare to Doubt with Alice Grecyzn

    Alice Grecyzn (actress and upcoming author) joins Chuck and Brady to discuss her life after homeschooling as a PK, the Toronto Blessing (a charismatic movement in the 90's), and an almost-wedding pressured upon her by prophecy.


     


    Follow her important work helping deconstructors at www.daretodoubt.org.


     


    Transitional music by Nightlightr | CDBaby, iTunes, and Spotify


    Connect with the Life After Podcast & Community here: linktr.ee/thelifeafter

    • 2 hr 3 min
    We Were Sanctified Holy Rollers with Suandria Hall

    We Were Sanctified Holy Rollers with Suandria Hall

    Denver-based counselor and coach, Suandria Hall, joins Chuck and Brady to unpack her Life After.


    Suandaria's father was a preacher. So much of her life was entrenched in church culture, filled with rules and expectations. After learning beyond what the Bible could offer, she became interested in why people do what they do. She landed on counseling with an emphasis on religious trauma. Though her religious trauma experience didn't begin until leaving the community, she became a mental health provider for those leaving the faith. She helps people set boundaries, have healthier relationships with forgiveness, and become empowered to be who they are without indoctrinated expectations.


    In this episode, they also discuss:


    what it means to be "trauma-informed"

    growing up in a black church community

    forgiveness culture

    why it's okay not to forgive and forget

    community building after church


    To get in touch with Suandaria, visit her website, mychoicemypower.com.


     


    Transitional music by Nightlightr | CDBaby, iTunes and Spotify


    Connect with the Life After Podcast & Community here: linktr.ee/thelifeafter


     

    • 1 hr 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
350 Ratings

350 Ratings

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Welcome Back!

So glad this is still a thing! We’ll miss you Chuck. Thanks Brady for continuing the conversation.

Shuhvalyey ,

Light during a dark time

This podcast is helping me survive. So fortunate for finding this refuge. Thank you Brady and Chuck!

SailorOK ,

Superb and laid back

I feel like I have found people I can relate to again after struggling with this for years.

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