"Don't be afraid to reach out to people. It really helped me and continues to help me, that I have friends who have deconverted"
Heather is co-host of the upcoming podcast, Forsaking Faith.
She does a wonderful job describing what life was like growing up in a non-denominational church. From being on the church dance team to being taught that her relationship with Christ should be intimate, like a romantic relationship. These things make a big impression on her growing up and make deconversion that much harder down the road.
A succession of events in her life build up. Her final straw is a seemingly average conversation with a woman at her church over lunch. That conversation has an immense impact on Heather. I loved hearing this story because to me, it makes the contrast between Heather's two potential futures so clear. You can sense the power that moment had for Heather, as she shares this story.
She also shares her feelings on difficult topics, such as death, the concept of a just world and what happened (or didn't) when she stopped praying.
Feel free to connect with Heather or her co-host Christine: