Still Recovering from Toxic Religion: Pass That Buick in Love

Here's a story about being inspired and suppressing it. This morning I got behind a slow-moving Buick on a major thoroughfare. I encountered the same dark green Buick, ten minutes before, when I was crossing a downtown street. On foot, I got up close and looked inside at three senior women - all probably in … Continue reading Still Recovering from Toxic Religion: Pass That Buick in Love

15 Signs of Religious Abuse: Toxic Faith, Part I

How do I know if I’m in an abusive church? Religious abuse keeps us quiet because of the beliefs that support it. In fact, if you have difficulty with your faith tradition or your church, you probably think it’s YOU with the problem – not the spiritual guidance you're receiving. I felt invisible, stupid, and scared as … Continue reading 15 Signs of Religious Abuse: Toxic Faith, Part I

Religion, Sex and how EMDR Therapy Can Heal Sexual Trauma

Sex, Religion, and the Ghosts in your Attic A while back, I wrote about how our religious upbringing can pollute our sexuality. I challenged you to imagine yourself engaging in all sorts of sexual behaviors you might never want to actually do - because just thinking about them causes you to assess yourself. What did … Continue reading Religion, Sex and how EMDR Therapy Can Heal Sexual Trauma

Couples therapy: The impact of religion and sex

Religion and Your Sex Life Warning: Religion and sex - not a dainty topic. You have problems with sex. It confuses you, because you long for a close, physical relationship with your partner. It breaks your heart because you love the person with whom you share your life. But something stands in the way of … Continue reading Couples therapy: The impact of religion and sex