The Untangled Faith Podcast

Hosted ByAmy Fritz

A podcast for anyone who has found their self disillusioned or discouraged in their faith journey and who wants to hold on to their faith while untangling it from all that is not good or true.

65: What To Do When You Want to Tell Your Story, But You Can’t

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One of the most common questions those who have experienced harm in a faith community ask is, “What do I do if I want to tell my story, but I can’t right now?” Maybe you signed an NDA. Maybe you have a legitimate fear associated with talking. If part of healing involves talking, what if I can’t talk?


Amy Fritz invites Lydia Craig and Melissa Hogan to join her to talk about how they navigated this for themselves and offer suggestions and hope for others.


Topics Discussed:

*How Amy, Lydia, and Melissa connected.

*When an unhealthy “gossip policy” gets in the way of having important conversations.

*How we figured out what was safe to share and who was safe to share with.

*Being conditioned to not speak.

*Reasons we didn’t/couldn’t speak for a time.

*Other ways to process painful experiences like this without speaking directly and publicly.

*Prioritizing your well-being.

*Going to those who have exited prior to our own exits and asking to hear their story.

*Documenting your experience.

*The advantage we had with being associated with a public figure.

*Private sensemaking.

*What we would do differently.



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