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If you watched "Deconstructing My Religion" or read "5 Key Moments from the Year of the 'Exvangelicals'"and would like to help our #Exvangelical community continue to expose evangelicalism, supporting people like @NateSparks130 who contribute so much is a great way to do it!
And in case you missed those things, you can watch the @CBSReligion "Deconstructing My Religion," written and produced by @lizkineke, here:…

You can also find it on YouTube, but for some reason, the YouTube video doesn't work in Canada. #EmptyThePews
And here's my #2018InReview piece for @RDispatches, "5 Key Moments from the Year of the 'Exvangelicals.'"…

#ThursdayThoughts #Exvangelical #EmptyThePews
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1. I/we survived (this was seriously in question still)

2. I left what was a 25+ career in the health field because trauma truncated and took over.

3. We made a decision to leave a toxic environment created by #churchtoo

4. I completed a course of four trauma intensives that covered the first 18 years of abuse. Phew.

5. I joined a community center and slowly started to uncurl my body from the curled up ball it had become from #churchtoo #trauma

6. I wrote for a #churchtoo documentary coming out this spring with


where I met



7. After the filming I had two things I had never had before: deeply true fellows and a restored voice.
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1. Okay, I'm finally sitting down to do my own #2018InReview thread. A lot has happened in my life this year. I've made concrete progress as a writer, speaker, activist, and #Exvangelical advocate.. I'm in a transitional space but feeling somewhat more hopeful about the future.
2. I think I'll go essentially chronologically. Back in January, I was teaching what would become my last semester at the University of South Florida in Tampa. I had hoped that maybe another temporary but full-time with benefits position there would come along, but it did not.
3. I was left with the choice of eking out a living as an adjunct instructor with no benefits, or moving back in with my parents in Indiana for a while to try and see if I could keep the momentum up with the popular engagement through writing, podcasts, radio, etc. I'd been doing
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Here are all the good things that happened in the world in 2018:

* Mexico is selling its $218.7 million presidential plane to use funds for poor communities
* South Korea closed its largest dog meat slaughterhouse
More good news from 2018:

* For the second time in history, a human-made object reached interstellar space
* Africa saw a huge and significant decline in FMG
* For the first time in Iran, women were allowed to attend men's sporting events
* For the first time, we were able to hear the sounds the sun makes and wind on Mars
* North and South Korea marched under one flag at the 2018 Winter Olympics
* Scientists developed a plastic-eating enzyme
* 157 new species discovered in Southeast Asia

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