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Hey everyone, I'm James, I'm a writer, podcaster, author type guy, Enneagram 4 w5. I also have anxiety & mild ASD.

I've been on a deconstruction/reconstruction journey the last 3 years, and am just starting to discover myself, almost for the first time. It's great to be here and look forward to meeting you all!

Hi all, again, I’m sorry I am not here too much.

In truth I have been finding renewed hope on Twitter. It feels it’s become a more loving hopeful place for me recently, and less angry, so I’ve been there a fair bit.

I miss all of you here on toot though. How you all doing?

@DrewBrown Hey mate, I know you’ve taken a break from Twitter - just need a contact email for our podcast recording in a couple of weeks, can you let me know? Cheers my friend.

"When looking back at your life, you will see that the moments which seemed to be great failures followed by wreckage were the incidents that shaped the life you have now.

You’ll see that this is really true. Nothing can happen to you that is not positive.

Even though it looks and feels at the moment like a negative crisis, it is not. The crisis throws you back, and when you are required to exhibit strength, it comes."

— Joseph Campbell

My life right now.

So I tweeted something about how fundamentalism is bad, already had two messages with “concerns” about my faith/spirituality from friends..... 🤦🏼‍♂️

I’m feeling a little out of it here, a big disconnected.

It’s my own fault as I’ve not been here as much as I probably should have, but I’d love to connect again. If you follow me, please @ me and say hi...I’m going to try being on Twitter a little less and being here more.

I’d love to get to know you all more.

Hi all.

So I am getting abuse and harassment on Twitter.

People making false allegations, setting up fake accounts saying it’s me pretending to be someone else, trolling, targeted harrasment.

This is really upsetting.

@mike or anyone...advice, support would be really helpful.....

Just want to say I love you my brother @mike - it was an honour to be able to help you. Praying and sending love to you and your wonderful family.

Hi all.

Sorry I haven’t been here. Been really lonely recently, and withdrawn into myself and into twitter (in an alternate account from my usual one), to try and escape.

I tend to do this when lonely. I avoid what I love, what is good for me, and go into what isn’t. It’s a weird trait, which I want to break.

So I’m here. I’d love to chat to you all.

I'm not sure where I belong spiritually right now...

Wow, again, I seem to not be here as much as I'd like....I've felt really lonely the last month, and I often go into myself or twitter when that happens....

On Twitter Addiction & Mental Health 

I need to confess an addiction to twitter. I have a private account with a specific group/hobby, and it's become really toxic and impacted my mental health.

And I know I'm addicted, because it's on my mind when I'm not there, and I find it really tough to stay away.

My 'regular' twitter account is not an issue. It's this specific group/account where it's an issue.

Coming here as this is the only space I feel safe sharing...and hoping for some answers.

Sorry I've been away so long. Been away most of April and then been busy with finding work and writing, hence not being here.

How is everyone?

I’ve been trying to go back and tag all our episodes that have Rachel in them. You can see them at the link below. If I forgot any, let me know and I’ll update them they appear in this list.

I’m absolutely heartbroken and heavy with grief at the news of the passing of Rachel Held Evans.

I don’t pray as much now, but I pray for her, her family, friends and above all her husband and children today

Her last published words are all I have now.

“Death is a part of life.

My prayer for you this season is that you make time to celebrate that reality, and to grieve that reality, and that you will know you are not alone.

Ashes to ashes, dust to dust.” - RHE, Ash Wednesday 2019

Sorry I've been so quiet recently....had jet lag from my trip back from LA, and now in Ireland at Pete Rollins 'Wake'. It's all go! How is everyone?

If you haven't already heard, Rachel Held Evan's health has taken a turn for the worse in the last day or so - she was in the hospital for UTI and had a severe allergic reaction to antibiotics. If you are the praying type,

Rachel Held Evans 

Rachel’s husband has posted a health update. So sad - the world needs prophets like Rachel.

working out like we hoped. We're destroying the planets ability to sustain life. We hate each other. We are afraid. We are ashamed of our bodies and not at home in our own skin. Even if we have the ability to avoid the loud versions of suffering like agony and terror, most of us dwell in duller forms of suffering like anxiety, apathy, depression or boredom... It's like eating sand rather than rusty nails."
-Michael Gungor, 'This: Becoming Free."

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Purity culture, sex, relationships, virginity 

Anyone else still suffering the after affects and psychological damage of purity culture? As someone who didn't have sex due to purity culture, and since leaving it behind hasn't been in a relationship, I'm only just beginning to see the damage it's done to me. Just looking for some solidarity, and some hope.

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