Listener Stories

Welcome to our story archive wher you can read through actual stories submitted by actual listeners. Some stories have been edited at the listener’s request to remove identifying information. Feel free to leave a comment on any of the stories you read here.

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Stories From Our Listeners:

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Finding Myself

I have recently started listening to the RF podcast and I love it so much. My parents, some cousins, and I are struggling a little bit with the church we now go to, to support my brother and his wife (preachers daughter) and a handful of my family now goes there. For...

Fundamentally Flawed Female

I love your podcast. My brother shared it with me over the weekend and I have not stopped listening to it. For the first 10 years or so of my life I grew up in a Southern Baptist Church in Friendsville, TN. The pastor of the Southern Baptist Church was my uncle. He...

MY IBF EXIT

I attended and graduate from Midwestern Baptist College, Pontiac, Michigan)While I never was as strict as some of our ibf brothers ( I listened to The Imperials, Amy Grant and attended their concerts, I went to the movies and played cards, my hair was always just...

From IFB to IMB

The year was 1998. I was saved just two years prior and in my freshman year of college playing baseball. I went to school two hours away from home and would come back every 2-3 weeks to visit my family (and get my clothes washed of course). The church I was saved and...

Recovering Catholic

Hi! I’ve been listening to y’all for about six months and wanted to let you know what a blessing your show has been. As the title indicates, I’m a recovering Catholic. I was raised very traditionally Catholic, and in listening to your podcast, I’ve realized how many...

“IFCB”= Independent Fundamental Calvinistic Baptist

Hello gents, I just started listening to the podcast and I am already hooked. Every story seems to line up with my younger years in the IFB. My story has a slightly different twist however: Oddly enough, I was raised in a church that was very "IFBish" on the  surface...

I’m Not the Only One

All I can say is “thank you and I am glad to know it isn’t just me!” I grew up in an IFB church. I have struggled with some of their beliefs my whole life. When I was a teenager, my family left that church. Now, as a 27 year old husband and father, we attend a...

Still Struggling

I was born into the IFB movement. The church I grew up in was in the Crown College/Temple Baptist wing of the movement. Preachers were our rockstars, and rules were our Christianity. I made multiple professions of faith starting at age 5 but always struggled with...

Freedom from legalism

Wow! I don't know where to start! Today is June 2, 2021. I went to my hair stylist ( she is also a friend, we go to church together and get dad is the pastor). We began to talk like always about different subjects and some how I told her about dinner things I am...

Left legalism and found God’s grace

I was raised in a holiness Pentecostal serpent handling church from the time I was a small girl and finally left when I was 34. While there are some differences between the IFB and the church I was raised in, the “standards” where pretty much the same. I began praying...