What we're about

Have you left a religion or cult and want discussion and support from others? Were you raised in a strict religion or cult and need help and support dealing with a loss of faith or social support? Are you shunned by your previous group? This is a secular support and discussion group for those who seek help exploring a new world. Many religions or cults impose strict control over their members' lives, and leaving can feel like losing everything - friends, family, acquaintances, activities. Many survivors can struggle with internalized fear or hate. Topics of discussion can include shunning, child/sexual abuse, loss of faith, fear of Hell or other religious teachings, deprogramming, LGBTQ acceptance, and any other issues. This is an open group that accepts all backgrounds, faiths/previous faiths, genders, sexualities, race/ethnicities, etc. Treating each other with respect is a must. The leader of the meetup events is also a survivor, and provides support from shared experience. This group is based around discussion and shared support but not led by a licensed therapist or psychologist.

Upcoming events (5+)

CANCELED Monthly Meeting

Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse

I am really looking forward to meeting all of you! Surviving religions and cults can be hard but the hardest part is leaving so be proud of yourselves for taking that first step! Around 10 years ago I took that brave step and left the personality cult Greater Grace World Outreach aka Bible Speaks Church. I am so proud of myself for refusing to be silenced into submission to this deeply mysoginistic cult. I hope that we can all support eachother in our journeys of healing.

CANCELED Monthly Meeting

Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse

I am really looking forward to meeting all of you! Surviving religions and cults can be hard but the hardest part is leaving so be proud of yourselves for taking that first step! Around 10 years ago I took that brave step and left the personality cult Greater Grace World Outreach aka Bible Speaks Church. I am so proud of myself for refusing to be silenced into submission to this deeply mysoginistic cult. I hope that we can all support eachother in our journeys of healing.

CANCELED Monthly Meeting

Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse

I am really looking forward to meeting all of you! Surviving religions and cults can be hard but the hardest part is leaving so be proud of yourselves for taking that first step! Around 10 years ago I took that brave step and left the personality cult Greater Grace World Outreach aka Bible Speaks Church. I am so proud of myself for refusing to be silenced into submission to this deeply mysoginistic cult. I hope that we can all support eachother in our journeys of healing.

CANCELED Monthly Meeting

Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse

I am really looking forward to meeting all of you! Surviving religions and cults can be hard but the hardest part is leaving so be proud of yourselves for taking that first step! Around 10 years ago I took that brave step and left the personality cult Greater Grace World Outreach aka Bible Speaks Church. I am so proud of myself for refusing to be silenced into submission to this deeply mysoginistic cult. I hope that we can all support eachother in our journeys of healing.

Past events (14)

CANCELED Monthly Meeting

Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse