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Emancipate Your Mind: 052: How Believing in an Abusive God Affects Our Identity with Kyle Bishop

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If you were raised in a high demand religion you were likely taught about a punitive, narcissistic, abusive, or codependent god.

In this discussion with fellow Deconstruction Coach, Kyle Bishop, we discuss some of the red flags of an abusive, narcissistic, or codependent god and how we were conditioned from a young age to enter into codependent relationships with this version of god.

We further discuss how believing in this kind of god affects our sense of self worth and causes us to judge, criticize, and separate ourselves from others to help ourselves feel better.

We also talk about how we can take back our power through confronting and being honest about our shadow self, learning to look for validation from within instead of from outside sources (including god), and allowing ourselves to to let the parts of us that no longer serve us burn away.

Kyle bravely talks about non-conventional tools, like psychedelics, to help us break down the subconscious barriers and begin to move grief and trauma through the body.


Contact him for a free 30-minute coaching session on his website

Or follow him on social media:
Instagram @beyondgodandreligion

TikTok @beyondgodandreligion

Facebook @KyleGlenBishop


If you’d like to be part of an online community where we take the podcast topics and pull them apart for discussion and further learning, talk about all the religious transition things, and just enjoy each other’s company, join my free “Emancipate Yourself” Facebook group at this link:

If you’d like more step-by-step assistance learning to feel safe in your body, reconnect with your emotions, and use that emotional connection to begin to reestablish a healthy sense of self,  check out the Emancipate Yourself App on Google Play in the Apple App Store.

Or if you want to follow me for religious and psychological insights, commentary on events in the world, links to other people doing great work related to religion, and little windows into my real life, follow me on Instagram or Reddit @EmancipatedMolly , TikTok @EmancipatedTeri , or Twitter @EmancipatedTeri.

If you have a question or want to talk about further coaching support, please email me at [email protected]


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