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Julia is a reclaimer who lives in London. She is contributing poems to an upcoming anthology called “Happy Heretics: Tips for Recovering from Harmful Religion.” She is writing a memoir about growing up in a strict evangelical family and also a novel. She recently performed a number of poems, including the one below, and [...]
Ever really thought about what the doctrine of original sin does to a person’s sense of self-worth and capability? I collected these Christian sayings and letters and made this video. Have a look. (Click on title)
“Religious Trauma Syndrome: How Some Organized Religion Leads to Mental Health Problems“ Groups that demand obedience and conformity produce fear, not love and growth. Continue HERE for the article from March 25, 2013.
Based on the new Journey Free 2013 Calendar, a new virtual group dedicated to personal development is forming. This will be especially relevant to folks recovering from religious indoctrination, but will not be limited to “reclaimers” or focused on religious material. Rather, we will be addressing important and liberating ideas each month, and practicing alternative [...]
Dr. Tarico is a psychologist from Seattle and a member of Journey Free’s Board of Advisors. Her insights on religion and psychology are unparalleled. Don’t miss her book, Trusting Doubt, and read her blog, Awaypoint.wordpress.com. She also has a YouTube channel called Trusting Doubt.
Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain)
“I am greatly troubled by what you say. I wrote Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn for adults exclusively, and it always distresses me when I find that boys and girls have been allowed access to them.
Ok, I think we can acknowledge we have a subculture now – a group of people who were once religious but have left and are reclaiming their lives. This group is special and identifiable. It’s not just exChristian; it’s exMormon, exMuslim, ex-Jehovah-Witness, ex-cult, and ex-authoritarian. But we need a name.
Dr. Marlene Winell
Welcome to Journey Free. I am Dr. Marlene Winell and I have been consulting in this area for more than 20 years. I wrote Leaving the Fold to help people recover from RTS.
I believe that recovery is not only possible but extremely important for both individuals and our society.Office address: 638 Webster St., #210B, Oakland, CA 94607
Contact me: (510) 292-0509 email@example.com More information about me: marlenewinell.net
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