Dec 27, 2017
This is the second-half of my conversation with Vennie Kocsis, a cult survivor.
Vennie left off in part 1 when her family had just been banished from the cult in Alaska. It was fascinating to hear how very practical, everyday things were new to her, like wearing jeans.
As she adjusted to normal life, she began to exude...
Dec 20, 2017
Vennie lives in the Pacific Northwest, in the United States. She is an author, artist and podcaster.
Through her podcast "Survivor Voices" and her other work, Vennie stands beside fellow cult and abuse survivors, encouraging them that they're not alone.
Being raised in a cult, Vennie endured some of the most difficult...
Nov 29, 2017
In Part 2 of my conversation with David, he shares the moment he realized he was no longer a Christian. He also shares the painstaking process of telling his wife (who is still a Christian today) that he was no longer a Christian.
David discusses finding comfort in the history of doubt and secular thinking throughout...
Nov 22, 2017
Jesus tells David's mother to stop drinking. Her struggles with
addiction ended when she dramatically converted to Christianity.
This had a major influence on David's faith.
He approached his faith with authenticity, but soon found he was in the minority amongst friends. He learned that others approached their...
Nov 15, 2017
Dr. Haralabatos considers herself an atheist and a secular humanist.
Her mom was Lutheran and her dad was Greek Orthodox. However,
while she was growing up her family attended a Methodist church
She was very rational from a young age and remembers questioning stories in the Bible like Noah's Ark.