Stories From A Village Podcast: Letting Go

By Ivy Lamb 

Money, influence, expertise — Mark let it all go when he decided to leave a toxic work situation and embrace the uncertainty of unemployment at age 63. In this episode, he shares the insights he’s gained, including learning to take joy in the small things. He also dives deep into his relationship with the Catholic church and his journey reconciling his faith with his sexuality. Continue reading “Stories From A Village Podcast: Letting Go”

Stories From A Village Podcast: You’re Not Broken

By Ivy Lamb

Tamasha grew up in a former coal-mining town in Virginia with her deeply religious grandmother. She knew she wanted her life to be different than what she saw around her in her childhood, and she succeeded in realizing her vision for her life. But everything, including her faith, came crashing down when she started struggling with her mental health. In this episode, she shares openly about how her faith has shaped her life choices, her parenting, and her experiences with her mental health.

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Stories From A Village Podcast: How a Straight, 50-something Southern Baptist Came to Affirm LGBTQ Christians

By Ivy Lamb

Steve spent most of his life in what he now describes as a state of spiritual apathy toward LGBTQ Christians. In this episode, he recounts the journey that took him from a traditional Southern Baptist view of homosexuality to feeling called to stand with and fully affirm LGBTQ Christians. Steve’s story shows how that shift can be grounded in compassion, experience and a close reading of the Bible.

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