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Chuck Parson and Brady Hardin interview courageous people 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.

Meet the Hosts


Chuck Parson

Chuck was homeschooled and sheltered. His intelligence and curiosity pushed him out of Fundamentalism. After a long pause in Mythicism, he left the faith and is passionate about understanding religious trauma.

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Brady Hardin

Former (Calvinist, Southern Baptist) Christian Fundamentalist in St. Louis, MO who left the faith after experiencing spiritual abuse. Around that time, he also came out as gay after years of repression.

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Resources We ❤️


Dare to Doubt is a resource hub for people detaching from belief systems they come to find harmful.

Maybe you're just beginning to question. 


Hi, my name is Cindy Wang Brandt. I am a progressive Christian writer, but I have not always identified as progressive.

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The humorous podcast about religion.


Sexuality and embodiment coach, intuitive healer, self-conversation facilitator, sex witch, poet.


My name is David and I am trying to be the Graceful Atheist.

Join me as I interview people who have experienced faith transitions from doubt, to deconstruction, to deconversion.


Born Again Again is a podcast by Katie and Joe Bauer, a married couple learning to live in the real world after leaving their Christian faith.


The show uses journalism built on a story-telling foundation from real-life former (or current) missionaries, pastors, clergy, etc. In addition, we will be joined by various thought-leaders to reimagine faith, spirituality and how we interpret "the great commission".


Professional Help Resources

Learn about Religious Trauma is a function of both the chronic abuses of harmful religion and the impact of severing one's connection with one's faith and faith community. It can be compared to a combination of PTSD and Complex PTSD (C-PTSD).

Find a Therapist: Search by insurance, sliding scale, clinical issues, gender, location, etc.

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness): 1-800-950-NAMI (6264). They recommend free or low-cost treatment options.


The Secular Therapy Project: Want to make sure you’re getting a therapist who isn’t going to push a religious worldview? Check them out here.



211: They provide more mental health resources.


Suicide hotline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255). You are never alone.

DrugRehab.com: They provide information, resources, and treatment for people battling addiction and related conditions.

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Find secular, evidence-based mental health clinicians in your area.


Help people in your community who need treatment, not religion.


Divorcing Religion: Finding freedom from fundamentalism is a 6-week program featuring group and individual interaction. This course is designed to help you transition out of religion into normal life.


Two Therapists exploring Religious Trauma, Adverse Religious Experiences, and Reclamation.


Holding space for folks navigating religious trauma, spiritual abuse, and adverse religious experiences.

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Therapist | Coach | Fellow Traveler | Architect of The Healthy Deconversion Project

I help former believers navigate their deconversion with clarity and purpose so they can get on with creating a life of vitality and meaning beyond belief.

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We're mental health professionals, advocates, and researchers working together to expand resources for survivors of religious trauma.

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