21 episodes

"Unconditioning Love" invites you on an insightful expedition led by your host, Lydia, delving deep into the transformational journey of deconstruction, unraveling the conditions we often put on love.  Journey alongside us as we uncover tales of resilience, featuring candid conversations with members of the LGBTQ community, individuals who have discovered love after navigating narcissistic relationships, and courageous souls who have left high control religions. Together, let's peel back the layers of conditional love and make the world a better place for everyone one person at a time as we lean more into love without conditions.

Unconditioning Love Lydia

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 21 Ratings

"Unconditioning Love" invites you on an insightful expedition led by your host, Lydia, delving deep into the transformational journey of deconstruction, unraveling the conditions we often put on love.  Journey alongside us as we uncover tales of resilience, featuring candid conversations with members of the LGBTQ community, individuals who have discovered love after navigating narcissistic relationships, and courageous souls who have left high control religions. Together, let's peel back the layers of conditional love and make the world a better place for everyone one person at a time as we lean more into love without conditions.

    Leaving Behind Exclusivity

    Leaving Behind Exclusivity

    Send us a Text Message.In this episode of "Unconditioning Love," Lydia sits down with Robert, who shares his journey of growing up as a third-generation member of the 2x2s, a highly sheltered upbringing within a strict religious environment. As a young adult, Robert began to question the core fundamental belief that attending this particular church was the only path to heaven. This internal conflict led him to leave the church, even though he did not have all the answers at the time. He felt ...

    • 30 min
    Freedom From Fear

    Freedom From Fear

    Send us a Text Message.In this episode of "Unconditioning Love," we are joined by Tara, who bravely shares her story of growing up in the 2x2 religion, also known as "the truth." Tara's parents began converting to this faith when she was six, which brought drastic changes to her life.She went from celebrating holidays and wearing normal clothes to a life of handmade dresses, strict religious practices, and isolation from her extended family.Tara talks about the bullying she faced at school du...

    • 37 min
    Blind Forgiveness

    Blind Forgiveness

    Send us a Text Message.Welcome to today's episode of "Unconditioning Love," where we dive deep into the transformative power of forgiveness. Today, we’re tackling a topic that’s both personal and profound: how forgiveness has been misused and how we can reclaim it for our own healing.In my journey through the church, I witnessed forgiveness often being weaponized. It was used as an excuse to provide safe haven for perpetrators, sweeping their atrocities under the rug and silencing the voices ...

    • 17 min
    Kelly's Story Part 1

    Kelly's Story Part 1

    Send us a Text Message.In today's episode of our podcast, we dive into "Kelly's Story: Part 1." Kelly recounts her family's introduction to the 2x2 religion when she was just one year old. For her mother, it was a new spiritual journey, while her father, who had left the faith as a teenager, was compelled to return after a relative's sudden death instilled a deep-seated fear in him.Kelly offers a heartfelt look into her childhood as a devout follower of the 2x2 religion. Growing up immersed i...

    • 31 min
    Exploring Authenticity & Judgement With Andrea

    Exploring Authenticity & Judgement With Andrea

    Send us a Text Message.In this special mini episode, I had the pleasure of meeting Andrea in person and recording at her beautiful home. Join us as we dive deep into a heartfelt conversation about what authenticity and judgment mean to us. We explore the challenges and triumphs of living authentically, the impact of judgment on our lives, and how we navigate these complex themes in our personal journeys.Support the Show.A Journey WithinInstagram & ThreadsWorking with LydiaSpotify Music

    • 25 min
    Saving Your Own Life - Inner Child Healing

    Saving Your Own Life - Inner Child Healing

    Send us a Text Message.In today’s episode, we accompany Andrea on her profound odyssey from a childhood meandering through unstructured streets to a soul searching for sanctuary in the arms of various churches. With her mother's simple directive to attend church on Sundays but lacking deeper guidance, Andrea embarked on a spiritual quest as early as eight years old, exploring the myriad teachings and traditions. Summers spent with her devout religious relatives offered a glimpse into a world ...

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

Happy Campers 5 ,

A very healing podcast

Lydia is a gracious and kind host who is covering very important topics that resonate with those leaving the church and finding their voice. This is a very healing podcast with authentic conversations in a safe and beautiful space.

Donna Galanti ,

Inspiring and healing

I’m so glad I found this podcast. It really resonates with me regarding unconditional love in many forms. The recent podcast on inner child healing, really speaks to what my son has gone through recently.

mandeenicoleart ,

I feel fully seen by this podcast💖

Unconditional love turned uncondition-ing love. Wow! I feel fully seen. We need more everyday talks around this topic and I’m so glad this podcast exists! Thanks, Lydia!

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