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"The Dangers of Deconstruction" Here are a few warnings about the dangers of deconstruction. DEPRESSION: When I left the church I thought I was happy and free. But after a year that I realized I was frozen. I wasn’t feeling anything. I was numb. The chill touched every area of my life. It’s a coping mechanism for trauma. It’s human, natural, and often healthy. It lets the trauma melt slowly rather than all at once and drown us in shock. Recognize it, then address it. I got counseling, coaching, and spiritual direction to guide me out of that slump. CONFUSION:...

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Are your beliefs changing? Do you feel like you’re losing your faith? Are you worried that you are backsliding? Do you wonder if you are being deceived? Do you feel guilty for changing your mind? Are you confused? Are you under suspicion from your church? Are you afraid of going to Hell? These are very valid questions. This course is under 5 hours long! It took me 5 years to work through this stuff. If only I had a course like this that would speed up the process and get me through the pain faster! I wanted to teach something that would have helped me on my spiritual journey...

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"A MANIFESTO FOR SPIRITUAL INDEPENDENCE" I wrote this many years ago for my online community, The Lasting Supper. There is no mention of the Divine in this manifesto. The reason for this is because of the theological diversity of not only myself but my readers. Some of us believe in a Divine Power, some of us don’t, some of us aren’t sure, and some of us are all three at the same time. Spirituality for me does not necessarily include a divine being or the supernatural, but the quality of our inner lives. Besides, this manifesto is not a statement...

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"Question God’s Existence" I help people transition through deconstruction. For many, the scariest part of this ride is when the question of God’s existence arises. I comfort and encourage them not to be afraid. Look: if God exists, then this is obviously a necessary and healthy component of the transformation into a deeper wisdom concerning God. If God doesn’t exist, then you are freeing yourself, though painfully, from an illusion that brought temporary but artificial comfort. But, I also suggest to them a third way, a middle way, between these two extremes. I promise them that if they persevere, they...

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"Love Everybody" A Valentines message for this year, and always. Tag a friend you want to send love to!

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