Absolutely true, Wyatt. I agree that leaving one’s religion is hugely threatening, traumatic, and represents a massive loss — both of time/effort invested, but relationally also. This is why it’s important, I’ve come to see, that finding a new and supportive community is hugely helpful and empowering in one’s journey away from religion.

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I’m an ex-evangelical speaking out about the dangers posed by the Christian Right, dominion theology, and Christian nationalism. Host of the MindShift podcast.

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