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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Newly Recovering

Dear Nathan, JC, and Brian, I don’t know where to start because the last month has been a whirlwind for me… I’m a young adult woman who has been raised in the IFB my whole life. Growing up, I was taught separation and told how to live so I could stay “on fire for God”...

My reasons for leaving the cult

I just started listening to the podcast. I've known about it for some time. But, I was afraid to listen to it. I don't know if that makes any sense. But, I was. I was raised to be a die hard IFB follower. "Baptist born, baptist bred and when I am dead, I will be...

Broad Brush Syndrome

"I hate these false accusations that are made against people who just don't walk in step." This was a quote I heard on one of the podcasts the other day. The more I listened to some of the episodes, and the more I read the comments...I realized that this is largely...

Recovering fundamentalist with lots of questions

I’ve been listening to the recovering fundamentalist podcast for quite some time now. I was told about the podcast by a friend who told me he had left a cult in California. Little did I know that I had left the exact same cult when I was 16 all the way across the...

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...