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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.

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 passion 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.

We are here to help each other through this journey.

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 http://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 https://www.seculartherapy.org .

Upcoming events (5)

RfRx: Ask A Therapist w/ Kayce Hodos, Praia Westerband-Otero & Rebecca Williams

What is going on in your life for which you could use the advice and counsel from a professional therapist? For this RfRx session we’ve invited 3 mental health professionals to answer your questions. They are professionals in the fields of individual therapy, relationships, pregnancy, child raising, family counseling, sex therapy, alcohol/substance abuse, stress management, grief, end-of-life, and personal growth. Email your questions in advance to [masked], and be assured that any personal identifying information will not be used during the RfRx discussion to preserve anonymity. This RfRx will feature three therapists who represent a wide range of specialties in the field of mental health. Praia Westerband-Otero, LMHC, CASAC, is a mental health professional specializing in individual, relationship, alcohol/substance abuse and sex therapy with an emphasis in alternative relationships. Rebecca Williams, LMFT, is a mental health professional specializing in individual, marriage, family, and alcohol/substance abuse therapy. Kayce Hodos, LPC, is a mental health professional specializing in end-of-life, grief, motherhood, and stress management therapy with an emphasis in post-partum depression and anxiety. After the discussion we’ll open up the lines for everyone and just talk and hangout for a bit with the hosts and guests(s). Join in on the Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/424666173 Meeting ID:[masked] One tap mobile [masked],,[masked]# US (Houston) [masked],,[masked]# US (San Jose) To dial into the Zoom meeting by your location, find your local number at this link: https://zoom.us/u/ac9ycq80GQ All past RfRx discussions can be found on our YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/recoveringfromreligion For RfRx comments, inquiries & topical questions, email us at [masked]. 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 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 www.recoveringfromreligion.org. To talk over the phone call: (844)[masked] in the US[masked] in Australia[masked] in the UK 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. 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 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 www.recoveringfromreligion.org/volunteer for more info.

Recovering from Religion Support Group Meeting

Huntsville Public Library

Doubt your beliefs? Have questions about changing or leaving your faith? You are not alone. We want to meet you where you are and connect you with people that understand what you are feeling, the questions you have, and the obstacles you face. Anyone exploring a life outside of religious belief is welcome. ***Please be advised that there will be no proselytizing tolerated at the meetup. If this is your purpose we ask that you respect the other attendees and do not come. You will be asked to leave.***

Recovering from Religion Support Group Meeting

Huntsville Public Library

Doubt your beliefs? Have questions about changing or leaving your faith? You are not alone. We want to meet you where you are and connect you with people that understand what you are feeling, the questions you have, and the obstacles you face. Anyone exploring a life outside of religious belief is welcome. ***Please be advised that there will be no proselytizing tolerated at the meetup. If this is your purpose we ask that you respect the other attendees and do not come. You will be asked to leave.***

Recovering from Religion Support Group Meeting

Huntsville Public Library

Doubt your beliefs? Have questions about changing or leaving your faith? You are not alone. We want to meet you where you are and connect you with people that understand what you are feeling, the questions you have, and the obstacles you face. Anyone exploring a life outside of religious belief is welcome. ***Please be advised that there will be no proselytizing tolerated at the meetup. If this is your purpose we ask that you respect the other attendees and do not come. You will be asked to leave.***

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