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KJVO episodes appreciation

I have so many stories of my upbringing I could share but the past two episodes surrounding the KJV have hit the hardest. How many times did I sit and heard preached "if you can't understand the Bible, you must not be saved" and how much turmoil and angst did I live...

where to start…

Wow i do not know even where to start, i guess by saying that when i was first told of your podcast i only agreed to try it because the man that suggested it, i greatly respect. i did not believe that i needed t0 "recover" from something that in my opinion i had not...

Recovering Wesleyan Methodist

Hey RFP Hosts. I am, as the title suggests, a recovering Wesleyan Methodist Fundamentalist. I grew up in something known as the Conservative Holiness Movement (CHM) as we call it. We had many rules as kids that I have heard echoed in your stories on your podcast. I...

Born and raised IFB

Hello! A friend of mine shared this Podcast on her Instagram story, and it intrigued me. We both left the same “group” of people and churches and came to our current church. Me several years before she did. I was born and raised in the IFB and I believed growing up it...

The Bizarre Story that Caused Us To Leave the Church We Married In

Our Unbelievable Story My wife and I met in the church that we would ultimately leave.  Neither of us grew up in the church but moved there the same year while we were both adults. She was led to the church from mutual friends who provided her a place to live after...

Load, Aim, Fire

I am new listening to your podcast. The one blessing of growing up in church is recorded below. I do not recall anyone mentioning this yet, but I could be mistaken. Or maybe this rich heritage was a unique feature of our church as the one true entity. I grew up in an...

Recovering Fundamentalist

I grew up in a fundamental Baptist church. Their philosophy was basically fix the outside first and the inside will follow. WRONG!! My parents didn't allow us to wear pants, they checked our skirt length and how low our shirts were daily using the three finger rule....

New Fundamentalisf

I am a new Christian (saved on August 8, 2015) and I was saved and answered the call to ministry in Independent Baptist Churches. Luckily for me, I have never seen the “extremes” of legalism, but have only heard stories. I did not grow up in Church, but the times that...

Mark

My wife and I took a group of teenagers to Bible camp each summer for years.  We brought a group of wonderful kids with a mix of church and unchurched friends to this camp after they had closed and re-opened with different leadership.  We were careful to ensure that...

I am also a Recovering Fundamentalist

I am also a "recovering fundamentalist". I was raised an the Independent Baptist Church in Germantown, Ohio. There were SO MANY WAYS that I was blessed being raised in this church and denomination but I can relate to MUCH of what you say! We had a Pastor and assistant...