Untangled Faith: Recovering From Spiritual Abuse

A podcast for anyone who has found themself disillusioned or discouraged in their Christian faith journey and who want to hold on to their faith while untangling it from all that is not good or true. This is a podcast for those who want to recognize and recover from spiritual abuse or help provide healing for those who have been harmed in the church.

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Episodes

Wednesday Feb 21, 2024

Kristen LaValley joins Amy for a conversation about how suffering changes how we view God, religious cliches, being willing to see other's pain, and what she thinks about the recent influx of books decrying deconstruction.
 
Resources:
Kristen's new book: Even If He Doesn't
Follow Kristen here: (2) things i'm thinking about | Kristen LaValley | Substack
A master list of books, movies, videos, and podcasts that might help you with recovering from and making sense of spiritual abuse: Spiritual Abuse Recovery Starter Pack – Untangled Faith Podcast
 
Episodes you might enjoy:
https://untangledfaithpodcast.com/2023/03/01/72-unraveling-abuse-in-the-church-pete-singer-on-third-party-investigations-trauma-informed-practices/
https://untangledfaithpodcast.com/2022/11/16/61-deep-wide-finding-a-faith-thats-richer-better-than-you-hoped-guest-traci-rhoades/
 
Support the show:
Subscribe to my newsletter: https://untangledfaith.substack.com
Join us on Patreon: https://patreon.com/untangledfaith
This podcast is sponsored by Faithful Counseling. For more information and for 10% off your first month, visit Faithful Counseling- https://faithfulcounseling.com/untangled
Where you can find me:
Youtube channel- https://youtube.com/channel/UCPfFk-I6QShXXvEpSFaJOvg
https://untangledfaithpodcast.com
https://instagram.com/untangledfaith
https://instagram.com/amyhenningfritz
 
Host/Creator: Amy Fritz
Producers:
Michele Pjanic
Phil and Susan Perdue
Pam Forsythe
Chelle Taylor

109: Death of a Dream

Wednesday Feb 14, 2024

Wednesday Feb 14, 2024

What happens when your dream dies?
Amy shares about what that experience was like from their eager anticipation to join Ramsey Solutions to the point where it fell apart.
 
If you enjoyed this episode, you're going to love these ones:
90: Historical & Cultural Influences on Evangelicalism. Guest: Karen Swallow Prior – Untangled Faith Podcast
96: The Reshaping of the American Church. Guest: Bob Smietana – Untangled Faith Podcast
 
Support the show:
Subscribe to my newsletter:https://untangledfaith.substack.com
Join us on Patreon:https://patreon.com/untangledfaith
This podcast is sponsored by Faithful Counseling. For more information and for 10% off your first month, visit Faithful Counseling- https://faithfulcounseling.com/untangled
Where you can find me:
Youtube channel-https://youtube.com/channel/UCPfFk-I6QShXXvEpSFaJOvg
https://untangledfaithpodcast.com
https://instagram.com/untangledfaith
https://instagram.com/amyhenningfritz
 
Host/Creator: Amy Fritz
Producers:
Michele Pjanic
Phil and Susan Perdue
Pam Forsythe
Chelle Taylor

Wednesday Feb 07, 2024

Welcome to Untangled Faith, where we navigate the complex journey of faith and the challenges we face in our spiritual communities. In this episode we're diving deep into the world of church affiliation and the personal implications it carries for believers.
Guests Nathan Fritz, Amanda Turnbull, and Melissa Anne share their comfort (or discomfort) with the idea of church membership as well as some of their backstories that have informed how they approach this topic.
 
To follow more the Amanda and Melissa's story, check it out here: Burning Butterflies (pod.link)
If you enjoyed this episode, you're going to love this one:
96: The Reshaping of the American Church. Guest: Bob Smietana – Untangled Faith Podcast
 
Support the show:
Subscribe to my newsletter:https://untangledfaith.substack.com
Join us on Patreon:https://patreon.com/untangledfaith
This podcast is sponsored by Faithful Counseling. For more information and for 10% off your first month, visit Faithful Counseling- https://faithfulcounseling.com/untangled
Where you can find me:
Youtube channel-https://youtube.com/channel/UCPfFk-I6QShXXvEpSFaJOvg
https://untangledfaithpodcast.com
https://instagram.com/untangledfaith
https://instagram.com/amyhenningfritz
 
Host/Creator: Amy Fritz
Producers:
Michele Pjanic
Phil and Susan Perdue
Pam Forsythe
Chelle Taylor

What To Expect In 2024

Tuesday Jan 23, 2024

Tuesday Jan 23, 2024

Looking for a place that allows you to pull up a seat at the table and have honest and vulnerable conversations about faith and life? Hi! That's exactly what we're doing at the Untangled Faith Podcast.
Hello! I'm Amy Fritz, the host of the Untangled Faith podcast. I pressed "publish" in April of 2021 and we're still going! 
I'm fine-tuning a bit as we move into 2024 and I can't wait to have conversations with voices that understand what it's like to navigate these spaces that are full of land mines and broken systems and people.
I'm so glad you're here.
If you want to hear me, in my own voice, share some thoughts as we move into this year, check out the latest episode of Untangled Faith in your favorite podcast player.

Wednesday Dec 27, 2023

Throughout the month of December, we've been counting down the most downloaded episodes of the Untangled Faith Podcast. Today I share the most downloaded episode of 2023.Episode 71- Why You Should Reconsider Taking A Job At Ramsey Solutions has been downloaded over 4400 times since it was released last February. Melissa Hogan joined me to talk about our concerns about our understanding of a new employee agreement Ramsey Solutions was requiring of all employees.Note: Amy will be taking off the month of January to make plans for 2024. Make sure you're following of subscribed to the podcast on your favorite listening app to make sure you don't miss the next episode when it drops!P.S. To access the bonus audio Amy mentioned in this episode, you can find that at patreon.com/untangledfaithTranscriptEpisodes you might enjoy:https://untangledfaithpodcast.com/2023/09/06/94-lawsuit-update-hypocrisy-and-double-standards-at-ramsey-solutions/https://untangledfaithpodcast.com/2022/07/20/48-former-ramsey-solutions-employees-reflect-on-their-experience-with-ramsey-meetings/ Support the show:Subscribe to my newsletter: https://untangledfaith.substack.comJoin us on Patreon: https://patreon.com/untangledfaithThis podcast is sponsored by Faithful Counseling. For more information and for 10% off your first month, visit Faithful Counseling- https://faithfulcounseling.com/untangledWhere you can find me:Youtube channel- https://youtube.com/channel/UCPfFk-I6QShXXvEpSFaJOvghttps://untangledfaithpodcast.comhttps://instagram.com/untangledfaith https://instagram.com/amyhenningfritz Host/Creator: Amy FritzProducers:Michele PjanicPhil and Susan PerduePam ForsytheChelle Taylor

Wednesday Dec 20, 2023

I'm counting down the most downloaded episodes of 2023 and sharing them with you this month. This episode was the 2nd most downloaded.Kristina Kallman and JJ Merrick join Amy to share their thoughts about Shiny Happy People and how the IBLP and Bill Gothard world intersected with their lives.Resources: Episodes you might enjoy:https://untangledfaithpodcast.com/2023/06/29/87audio-fix-shiny-happy-people-the-impact-of-iblp-and-bill-gothard-on-the-evangelical-church-guests-kristina-kallman-and-jj-merrick/https://untangledfaithpodcast.com/2023/10/04/98-what-you-need-to-know-about-domestic-violence-guest-naghmeh-panahi/ Support the show:Subscribe to my newsletter: https://untangledfaith.substack.comJoin us on Patreon: https://patreon.com/untangledfaithThis podcast is sponsored by Faithful Counseling. For more information and for 10% off your first month, visit Faithful Counseling- https://faithfulcounseling.com/untangledWhere you can find me:Youtube channel- https://youtube.com/channel/UCPfFk-I6QShXXvEpSFaJOvghttps://untangledfaithpodcast.comhttps://instagram.com/untangledfaith https://instagram.com/amyhenningfritz Host/Creator: Amy FritzProducers:Michele PjanicPhil and Susan PerduePam ForsytheChelle TaylorLaura Boyd

Wednesday Dec 13, 2023

I'm counting down the most downloaded episodes of 2023!In this episode Pete Singer, Executive Director of GRACE joins Amy to talk about third party assessments and how we should respond to those "over sensitive" to abuse.Resources: Episodes you might enjoy:https://untangledfaithpodcast.com/2023/06/14/84-boz-tchividjian-on-fighting-against-abuse-in-the-church/https://untangledfaithpodcast.com/2023/04/12/75-surviving-healing-the-pitfalls-of-advocacy-guest-lori-anne-thompson/ Support the show:Subscribe to my newsletter: https://untangledfaith.substack.comJoin us on Patreon: https://patreon.com/untangledfaithThis podcast is sponsored by Faithful Counseling. For more information and for 10% off your first month, visit Faithful Counseling- https://faithfulcounseling.com/untangledWhere you can find me:Youtube channel- https://youtube.com/channel/UCPfFk-I6QShXXvEpSFaJOvghttps://untangledfaithpodcast.comhttps://instagram.com/untangledfaith https://instagram.com/amyhenningfritz Host/Creator: Amy FritzProducers:Michele PjanicPhil and Susan PerduePam ForsytheChelle TaylorLaura Boyd

Wednesday Dec 06, 2023

I'm counting down the most downloaded episodes of 2023.This episode with Amber Cullum came in as the 4th most downloaded episode. She and I sat down and talked about what it's like to reckon with problems in our own faith communities.Resources: Episodes you might enjoy:https://untangledfaithpodcast.com/2023/09/20/96-the-reshaping-of-the-american-church-guest-bob-smietana/https://untangledfaithpodcast.com2023/09/13/95-untwisting-scripture-does-god-really-want-to-break-us-guest-rebecca-davis/ Support the show:Subscribe to my newsletter: https://untangledfaith.substack.comJoin us on Patreon: https://patreon.com/untangledfaithThis podcast is sponsored by Faithful Counseling. For more information and for 10% off your first month, visit Faithful Counseling- https://faithfulcounseling.com/untangledWhere you can find me:Youtube channel- https://youtube.com/channel/UCPfFk-I6QShXXvEpSFaJOvghttps://untangledfaithpodcast.comhttps://instagram.com/untangledfaith https://instagram.com/amyhenningfritz Host/Creator: Amy FritzProducers:Michele PjanicPhil and Susan PerduePam ForsytheChelle TaylorLaura Boyd

Thursday Nov 30, 2023

"I think there's so many people that are hurting quietly and feel like they're not good Christians or they don't measure up or they're not good enough. And, you know, if God could just use my story, even , to just comfort somebody else, then that's a good thing. And I know that he'll redeem it somehow. "- Ashley PritchardBo and Ashley Pritchard sit down with Amy to share where there are now after a painful church implosion.Resources:A master list of books, movies, videos, and podcasts that might help you with recovering from and making sense of spiritual abuse: Spiritual Abuse Recovery Starter Pack – Untangled Faith Podcast Episodes you might enjoy:https://untangledfaithpodcast.com/2023/03/01/72-unraveling-abuse-in-the-church-pete-singer-on-third-party-investigations-trauma-informed-practices/https://untangledfaithpodcast.com/2022/11/16/61-deep-wide-finding-a-faith-thats-richer-better-than-you-hoped-guest-traci-rhoades/ Support the show:Subscribe to my newsletter: https://untangledfaith.substack.comJoin us on Patreon: https://patreon.com/untangledfaithThis podcast is sponsored by Faithful Counseling. For more information and for 10% off your first month, visit Faithful Counseling- https://faithfulcounseling.com/untangledWhere you can find me:Youtube channel- https://youtube.com/channel/UCPfFk-I6QShXXvEpSFaJOvghttps://untangledfaithpodcast.comhttps://instagram.com/untangledfaith https://instagram.com/amyhenningfritz Host/Creator: Amy FritzProducers:Michele PjanicPhil and Susan PerduePam ForsytheChelle TaylorMentioned in this episode:Faithful CounselingVisit https://www.faithfulcounseling.com/untangled for 10% your first month.

Wednesday Nov 29, 2023

"The sustained influence of an abusive leadership structure sinks its tentacles very deep, and you are not extracted from it without great harm." - Bo PritchardBo Pritchard continues to share his story with the Untangled Faith podcast. This is the fourth part of this story. You can catch them all by starting with episode 103 here: Untangled Faith: Recovering From Spiritual Abuse (pod.link) Episodes you might enjoy:Colby and Kat Wilkins’ Story – Untangled Faith PodcastSupport the show:Subscribe to my newsletter: https://untangledfaith.substack.comJoin us on Patreon: https://patreon.com/untangledfaithThis podcast is sponsored by Faithful Counseling. For more information and for 10% off your first month, visit Faithful Counseling- https://faithfulcounseling.com/untangledWhere you can find me:Youtube channel- https://youtube.com/channel/UCPfFk-I6QShXXvEpSFaJOvghttps://untangledfaithpodcast.comhttps://instagram.com/untangledfaith https://instagram.com/amyhenningfritz Host/Creator: Amy FritzProducers:Michele PjanicPhil and Susan PerduePam ForsytheChelle Taylor

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