There’s a myth that leaving orthodoxy leads to a miserable life, so it can be common for those who are transitioning to feel pressure to prove that narrative wrong, that life is great and we’re happier than ever. And that can be true, at times. But everyone has bad days, and when hard times hit sometimes there’s an impulse to hide it given that false narrative about those who transition. Sometimes it’s also hard to let go of the shame we internalized from our more orthodox days that we’re being punished: even if perhaps on an intellectual level we understand that’s not true, emotionally it can be difficult to let go of that nagging fear. Join Kristy and Steph Lauritzen as we talk through these emotions. Steph vulnerably shares about how she coped with postpartum anxiety and depression, how she and her husband are thriving in a mixed faith marriage and dealt with expectations onlookers had about what would happen to her and their marriage once she left the church.
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