Church was a safe space for me until it wasn’t anymore. It took one church leader telling me ”You’re unteachable,” for Mr. Sexy and I to decide to walk away from church. We were done with no plans to go back. On one hand, I wish we had been strong enough to realize there are healthy churches and healthy people inside those churches. Even the broken ones. But we decided to call it quits. To be clear, we walked away from church, not from our faith. Because we had only recently moved back to the area, we hadn’t yet ...

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I have been a story teller my entire life. It started when my mom taught me the art of journaling around 7 years old or so. She taught me to put pen to paper and practice articulating my thoughts and emotions. Fast forward to today, and I am obsessed with real stories about real people. In the same way, I have a continuous drive to share my own stories. There is so much value to be found in this kind of connection. A little over 15 years ago something happened to me that shouldn’t have. This is a story ...

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