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Doubt your beliefs? Have questions about changing or leaving your faith?
You are not alone, and we are here to help each other through this journey.
Learning how to live after questions, doubts, and changing beliefs is a journey. We at Recovering from Religion are intimately familiar with this path and are here to help you to cross that bridge. Our mission is connecting others with support, resources, community, and most of all, hope.
The primary focus of a Recovering From Religion support group is to provide ongoing and personal support to individuals as they let go of their religious beliefs. This transitional period is an ongoing process that can result in a range of emotions, as well as a ripple effect of consequences throughout an individual’s life. As such the support meetings are safe and anonymous places to express these doubts, fears, and experiences without biased feedback or proselytizing.
RfR has an immense collection of well-curated resources available as you go through your journey. The page includes resources for mental and physical crises, working with relationships, for issues stemming from specific religions, coming out stories, and much more. Head to www.recoveringfromreligion.org/resources for these helpful resources.
If you find you need to talk with someone before the meeting date, RfR has a hotline and online chat for that express purpose. Call (844) 368-2848 to speak with someone or go to www.recoveringfromreligion.org to chat online.
If you’re seeking professional help, we can offer the Secular Therapy Project to provide options to connect with a professional therapist. All therapists have been thoroughly vetted by our organization and offer only evidence-based and non-religious treatment. Connect with them at www.seculartherapy.org.

Upcoming events (4+)

RfRx - Nudist Life: What It Is & Why It Can Be Good for You with Gwen Blodgett

Network event

Nudist life, what it is, what it isn’t and how to explore it. The discussion will also include key aspects of nudism and how these can be healing from shame.

Gwen Blodgett spent the majority of her life in a fundamentalist evangelical background living and teaching extreme religious ideas, was a missionary, pastor‘s wife, Christian bookstore owner, gospel clown and a teacher and advocate of purity culture. Gwen lives full-time in a clothing optional community and frequently goes days without clothes. She is the host of Gwensday, a weekly talk/music show on Nude Radio. She has found the principles of nudist lifestyle enjoyable and a source of healing for her own religious trauma. Gwen joined RFR as a helpline agent in the summer of 2019 and currently serves on the RFR board and as the project director for RFR 3.0 an initiative to improve the technology used at RFR.

The first hour will be the topic discussion, followed by a Q&A session in which you can ask the guests your great questions. After the Q&A we’ll open up the lines for everyone and just talk and hangout for a bit with the hosts and guest(s). For RfRx comments, inquiries & topical questions, email us at [masked].

Join in on the Zoom Meeting: https://tinyurl.com/weeklyrfrx
Meeting ID:[masked]

One tap mobile
[masked],,[masked]# US (Houston)
[masked],,[masked]# US (San Jose)

To dial into the Zoom meeting, find your local number here: https://zoom.us/u/ac9ycq80GQ

This RfRx session will be recorded and posted on the RfR YouTube channel along with all previous RfRx sessions: http://www.youtube.com/recoveringfromreligion.

The primary focus of a Recovering From Religion support group is to provide ongoing and personal support to individuals as they let go of their religious beliefs. This transitional period is an ongoing process that can result in a range of emotions, as well as a ripple effect of consequences throughout an individual’s life. We are here to help each other through this journey.

There is no cost to attend RfRx but, if you feel so inclined, donations can be made at http://www.recoveringfromreligion.org/donate

Any time you are struggling with religious doubts or fears you can connect with a trained RfR Helpline agent 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. To chat online go to http://www.recoveringfromreligion.org.
To talk over the phone, dial:
(844)[masked] in the US & Canada
[masked] in Australia
[masked] in the UK
[masked] in South Africa

If you are in need of professional help, we can offer the Secular Therapy Project to provide options to connect with a professional therapist. All therapists have been thoroughly vetted by our organization and offer only evidence-based and non-religious treatment. Connect with them at http://www.seculartherapy.org.

RfR has an immense collection of well-curated resources available as you go through your journey, including resources for mental and physical crises, working with relationships, issues stemming from specific religions, coming out stories, and much more. Head to http://www.recoveringfromreligion.org/resources for these helpful resources

Like what RfR does? Why not volunteer! There are quite a few options and we are always in need of volunteers. Head over to http://www.recoveringfromreligion.org/volunteer for more info.

Recovering from Religion VIRTUAL Support Group Meeting

Online event

The Grand Rapids/Holland, MI Recovering From Religion support group will meet the 4th Wednesday of each month at 8:00 PM, barring inclement weather or the date falls on a holiday. This meeting will be held virtually via Zoom. Attendees are welcome to share, but may also decide to remain anonymous if they so choose.

Join us on Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2749445486
Meeting ID:[masked]
One tap mobile
[masked],,[masked]# US (Houston)
[masked],,[masked]# US (San Jose)
To dial in by your location, find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kkFmv9XXw

The primary focus of a Recovering From Religion support group is to provide ongoing and personal support to individuals as they let go of their religious beliefs. This transitional period is an ongoing process that can result in a range of emotions, as well as a ripple effect of consequences throughout an individual’s life. As such, the support meetings are safe and anonymous places to express these doubts, fears, and experiences without biased feedback or proselytizing.

We are here to help each other through this journey.

There is no cost to attend this support group but, if you feel so inclined, donations can be made at www.recoveringfromreligion.org/donate

If you find you need to talk with someone before the meeting date, RfR has a hotline and online chat for that express purpose. Call (844)[masked] to speak with someone. Go to www.recoveringfromreligion.org and click on the green chat bubble in the lower-left corner of the site to chat online.

If you are in need of professional help, we can offer the Secular Therapy Project to provide options to connect with a professional therapist. All therapists have been thoroughly vetted by our organization and offer only evidence-based and non-religious treatment. Connect with them at www.seculartherapy.org.

Like what RfR does? Why not volunteer! There are quite a few options. Head over to www.recoveringfromreligion.org/volunteer for more info.

VIRTUAL CHAPTER RfR Support Group Meeting

Online event

The Virtual Chapter Recovering From Religion support group will meet the the 1st Sunday of each month at 6 PM Central Time AS WELL AS at the 3rd Saturday of each month at 9 AM , barring inclement weather or the date falls on a holiday. This meeting will be held virtually via Zoom. Attendees are welcome to share, but may also decide to remain anonymous if they so choose.

Join us on Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84906228183
Meeting ID:[masked]
One tap mobile
[masked],,[masked]# US (San Jose)
[masked],,[masked]# US (Tacoma)
To dial in by your location, find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kkFmv9XXw

The primary focus of a Recovering From Religion support group is to provide ongoing and personal support to individuals as they let go of their religious beliefs. This transitional period is an ongoing process that can result in a range of emotions, as well as a ripple effect of consequences throughout an individual’s life. As such, the support meetings are safe and anonymous places to express these doubts, fears, and experiences without biased feedback or proselytizing.

We are here to help each other through this journey.

There is no cost to attend this support group but, if you feel so inclined, donations can be made at www.recoveringfromreligion.org/donate

If you find you need to talk with someone before the meeting date, RfR has a hotline and online chat for that express purpose. Call (844)[masked] to speak with someone. Go to www.recoveringfromreligion.org and click on the green chat bubble in the lower left corner of the site to chat online.

If you are in need of professional help, we can offer the Secular Therapy Project to provide options to connect with a professional therapist. All therapists have been thoroughly vetted by our organization and offer only evidence-based and non-religious treatment. Connect with them at www.seculartherapy.org.

Like what RfR does? Why not volunteer! There are quite a few options. Head over to www.recoveringfromreligion.org/volunteer for more info.

WOMEN'S VIRTUAL CHAPTER RfR Support Group Meeting

Network event

Online event

*NOTE: This meeting is solely for individuals who identify as female, non-binary and gender-fluid.

The Recovering from Religion WOMEN'S VIRTUAL chapter support group will meet the 2nd Saturday of each month @ 7pm Central Time (USA), unless the date falls on a holiday. Attendees are welcome to share, and may also decide to remain anonymous if they so choose.

Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87403436249
Meeting ID:[masked]
One tap mobile
[masked],,[masked]# US (Tacoma)
[masked],,[masked]# US (Houston)

The primary focus of a Recovering From Religion support group is to provide ongoing and personal support to individuals as they let go of their religious beliefs. This transitional period is an ongoing process that can result in a range of emotions, as well as a ripple effect of consequences throughout an individual’s life. As such, the support meetings are safe and anonymous places to express these doubts, fears, and experiences without biased feedback or proselytizing.

We are here to help each other through this journey.

There is no cost to attend this support group but, if you feel so inclined, donations can be made at www.recoveringfromreligion.org/donate

If you find you need to talk with someone before the next support meeting, RfR has a hotline and online chat for that express purpose. Go to www.recoveringfromreligion.org and click on the green chat bubble in the lower left corner of the site to chat online.

If you are in need of professional help, we can offer the Secular Therapy Project to provide options to connect with a professional therapist. All therapists have been thoroughly vetted by our organization and offer only evidence-based and non-religious treatment. Connect with them at www.seculartherapy.org.

Like what RfR does? Why not volunteer! There are quite a few options. Head over to www.recoveringfromreligion.org/volunteer for more info.

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