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Goodbye, Church (part 3)

By Nikole / April 3, 2018 / 6 Comments

Some of you may be wondering why I left the church instead of staying and trying to help change the church from within. (See Intro, Part 1, Part 2, and part 4 if you’re new to the Goodbye Church mini-series). Well, believe me when I say that I tried. I tried…

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Goodbye, Church (part 2)

By Nikole / March 26, 2018 / 4 Comments

This past Fall I started seminary full-time. Being a recovering christian, it’s kind of ironic, isn’t it? (To see the irony, read intro, part 1, part 3, and part 4 of this mini-series) When I was looking at what classes to take this Fall, I saw a class titled “Interpretation as Resistance:…

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Goodbye, Church (part 1)

By Nikole / March 19, 2018 / 2 Comments

CW: Church trauma and Trump This is an honest and vulnerable mini-series I’m releasing into the world about why I left the evangelical Church; you can read the intro post here. You will sense my anger and my hurt (hello, deconstruction), so please don’t read if you’re not in a…

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Goodbye Church Mini-Series

By Nikole / March 12, 2018 / 2 Comments

Hi dear friends, It was a little scary to publish my last post on me leaving the Christian Church. It’s scary to make public something that is so personal. And yet I know there are so many like me. And so I hope my post blessed you or spoke to…

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Love Will Bring Us Home

By Nikole / February 26, 2018 / 4 Comments

This is a story from the caverns of my heart – a part of my heart that I rarely share with anyone apart from John. But today, I feel called to share this particular cavern of my heart with you. I originally wrote this piece for an audition I recently…

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Looking for and Celebrating Miracles

By Nikole / February 20, 2018 / 0 Comments

I had a powerful session with my life coach last week. If you’ve ever wondered if life coaches really work, let me tell you, we do! I have a mind-blowing, life-altering coach that has helped me make and continue to make monumental shifts in my life. He’s helped me become…

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When You Throw Yourself A Launch Party

By Nikole / February 12, 2018 / 10 Comments

I’m struggling to put into words all that transpired Saturday night at my launch party. It is a night I will never forget and a night my heart will likely never recover from in the best of ways. How do I put into words all the love that was lavished…

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Loneliness in the New Year

By Nikole / February 6, 2018 / 0 Comments

We’re just over a month into the new year, and I’ve already had several days here and there where I’ve felt intense loneliness. Anybody else? These days of intense loneliness are not new to me. They come and go throughout my life, no matter what season or stage I’m in.…

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When You Find Your Tribe

By Nikole / January 31, 2018 / 4 Comments

I recently attended a four day conference that I’ve been wanting to go to for three or four years now. It was the annual Queer Christian Fellowship Conference (previously known as the Gay Christian Network) that I have followed on Twitter for a few years, and every year I have…

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A Brave and Bold New Year

By Nikole / December 31, 2017 / 0 Comments

This is the first New Year’s I’ve looked forward to in a looong time. I’ve typically (inwardly) rolled my eyes at people who make goals for the New Year (sweet of me, I know). I tend to get cynical and think, “Really? You’re going to work out 5 times a…

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