140 episodes

A podcast for anyone who has found themself disillusioned or discouraged in their Christian faith journey and who want to hold on to their faith while untangling it from all that is not good or true. This is a podcast for those who want to recognize and recover from spiritual abuse or help provide healing for those who have been harmed in the church.

Untangled Faith: Recovering From Spiritual Abuse Amy Fritz

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.5 • 230 Ratings

A podcast for anyone who has found themself disillusioned or discouraged in their Christian faith journey and who want to hold on to their faith while untangling it from all that is not good or true. This is a podcast for those who want to recognize and recover from spiritual abuse or help provide healing for those who have been harmed in the church.

    Boz Tchividjian Discusses NDAs, Abuse in Churches, and Support for Abuse Survivors

    Boz Tchividjian Discusses NDAs, Abuse in Churches, and Support for Abuse Survivors

    Boz Tchividjian, attorney and advocate for abuse survivors joins Amy Fritz on the Untangled Faith podcast to answer your questions.
    What’s his origin story as an attorney?
    The origins of GRACE.
    Thoughts on the Us v Them messaging from many churches.
    NDAs
    Who is the Ronan Farrow or Jody Kantor of  #churchtoo reporting?
    Who did Billy Graham vote for? (Just kidding. Boz didn’t completely clear this one up for us!)
    Links:
    Sexual Abuse Attorney For Victims | Boz Tchividjian Sexual Abuse Lawyer (bozlawpa.com)
    GRACE:
    GRACE (netgrace.org)
    Diane Langberg at the Caring Well Conference:
    Suffering and the Heart of God: How Trauma Destroys and Christ Restores – Diane Langberg on Vimeo
    Boz at the Caring Well Conference:
    Winter Inside the Church and Hope for Spring – Boz Tchividjian on Vimeo
    Support the show:
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    Come chat with me!
    Twitter: Amy Fritz 
    Instagram: Amy Fritz Untangled Faith
    Website: Untangled Faith
    Host/Creator: Amy Fritz

    • 1 hr 3 min
    What You Need to Hear if You've Been Hurt by Your Faith Community

    What You Need to Hear if You've Been Hurt by Your Faith Community

    Ryan Ramsey joins Amy Fritz to offer encouragement for those wounded in their faith community.
    If you've been hurt and feel alone, I know this conversation will encourage you.
     
    Links:
    Ryan Ramsey
    Under the Unpredictable Plant by Eugene Peterson
     
    Find us here:
    Instagram: Amy Fritz Untangled Faith
    Website: Untangled Faith

    • 36 min
    Listen Again: 9. How We Realized We Were in An Unhealthy Organization, Part 2

    Listen Again: 9. How We Realized We Were in An Unhealthy Organization, Part 2

    This episode is part 2 of the conversation that Amy Fritz and Melissa Hogan started in the previous episode. Amy shares more of what she was seeing in Ramsey Solutions that felt very similar to news of scandal with other Christian ministries and leaders. In this conversation Melissa and Amy talk about over two dozen resources they found helpful in recognizing and processing abusive and/or unhealthy organizations, understanding the hurdles whistle-blowers have to telling the truth, and the voices that gave them courage to speak up.
    You can find the full list of resources at the podcast website: Untangled Faith Podcast 
    Links:
     Boz Tchividjian, Abuse Survivor Advocate/Attorney
     Julie Roys 
    Diane Langberg: Narcissism and the System it Breeds
     
     Find us here:
    Instagram: Amy Fritz Untangled Faith
    Website: Untangled Faith

    • 36 min
    Listen Again: 8. How We Realized We Were In An Unhealthy Organization.

    Listen Again: 8. How We Realized We Were In An Unhealthy Organization.

    Amy Fritz is joined by Melissa J. Hogan for a conversation about how they realized they were connected to an unhealthy organization.
    Amy and Melissa met when Melissa's husband at the time, and Nathan, Amy's husband, were working at Ramsey Solutions. In this episode they talk about how the events happening in the Evangelical world in 2018 and 2019, along with different strategic resources, helped to open their eyes to red flags in the organization.
    Links: 
    The Way of the Dragon of the Way of the Lamb 
    PhD dissertation from Wade Mullen
     Bill Hybels abuse report
     James MacDonald reporting by Julie Roys
     Rachael Denhollander speaks up about abuse at Sovereign Grace
     Boz Tchividjian, Abuse Survivor Advocate/Attorney
     Julie Roys
     Diane Langberg: Narcissism and the System it Breeds
     The Body Keeps the Score
     Afraid of the Doctor 
    Steve Hassan, cult expert
     Melissa J. Hogan
     
    Find us here:
    Instagram: Amy Fritz Untangled Faith
    Website: Untangled Faith

    • 33 min
    Listen Again: 2. Pastoral Plagiarism and Part 2 of Colleen's Story. Guests: Dr. Gary Stratton, Colleen Reese, Mary DeMuth

    Listen Again: 2. Pastoral Plagiarism and Part 2 of Colleen's Story. Guests: Dr. Gary Stratton, Colleen Reese, Mary DeMuth

    On Episode 2 of the Untangled Faith Podcast, Dr. Gary David Stratton joins Amy Fritz to discuss  Zach Stewart's pastoral plagiarism. Mary DeMuth joins us again to talk about what healing looks like on the other side of spiritual abuse, and we hear the second part of Colleen's story of what happened after discovering that her pastor had plagiarized hundreds of sermons.
     
     Links: Episode 1: Recognizing Spiritual Abuse and Part 1 of Colleen's Story Honesty Matters: The Problem of Pastoral Plagiarism Ask Bob: What should I do about a pastor who is plagiarizing sermons? Gary Stratton Mary DeMuth We Too: How The Church can Respond Redemptively to the Sexual Abuse Crisis. Wade Mullen CH Spurgeon Lectures to my Students
    Find us here:  Instagram: Amy Fritz Untangled Faith Website: Untangled Faith 

    • 43 min
    Listen Again: 1. How to Recognize Spiritual Abuse, Part 1. Guests: Mary DeMuth and Colleen Reese

    Listen Again: 1. How to Recognize Spiritual Abuse, Part 1. Guests: Mary DeMuth and Colleen Reese

    We're no longer releasing new episodes of the Untangled Faith podcast. Instead, we'll be re-sharing some of the old classic episodes. Thanks for supporting the podcast!
     
    On the first episode of The Untangled Faith Podcast, Amy has a conversation with author and speaker, Mary DeMuth about the characteristics of a spiritually abusive environment.  We also hear from the first in our series of wounded resisters as Colleen shares part 1 of her story of discovering her pastor was hiding a big secret from their congregation. Show links:
    10 Ways to Spot Spiritual Abuse | Mary DeMuth
    A Church Called Tov: Forming a Goodness Culture That Resists Abuses of Power and Promotes Healing
    Amy and Heather go on the record for Bob Smietana in this article
    Esau McCaulley, The Unsettling Power of Easter
    Mary Demuth

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
230 Ratings

230 Ratings

Deirdre Tshien ,

Great podcast!

Amy has created a much-needed space for those who have experienced disillusionment or discouragement in their Christian faith journey and makes the listening experience feel very safe. If you need it, this podcast will help you reclaim a faith that is grounded in goodness and truth. Deirdre

Biblically focused ,

Emotionally driven and one sided

Grieved to see this one sided podcast touted as a Christian podcast. Reminds me of Proverbs 18:17 “The one who states his case first seems right, until the other comes and examines him.”

Additionally, the maximized look at emotions rather than any reminder of the truth of the gospel is a real miss here. Listen if you want to hear people drone on about their perceived hurts rather than any encouragement towards Scriptural truth.

Mmmeeeeeeemeeeemeee ,

Amy is a true friend & wonderful host

I was a guest on this podcast and the reason I wanted to be was because of months of hearing her voice and coming to trust her. I can say that “meeting” her through recording (then real meeting a few months later), who she is on these episodes is who she is in person: warm, patient, gracious, wise, trustworthy, full of integrity, and empathetic. Love this podcast because of her.

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