My name is Emily. I was raised charismatic Pentecostal, took a sharp right turn to Calvinism in college and then got married in that dark cavern. Had kids; threw all belief off. Am now drawn to mysticism w healthy dose of skepticism. Love womanist theology but still v new to it. So more in flux now trying to reconstruct. Alongside a spouse who is still fundie. AND we’re raising two kids together. It’s confusing and lonely. Hi.

@emkem Random question...when you say Calvinism what exactly do you mean. I've heard the guys say that, too. Is it Presbyterian or something else? 🙂

@Shoshana @emkem Many others here will know a lot more than me, so I'll just point to their five point beliefs on Wikipedia as a starting place:

Calvinism is generally set at one end of a theological spectrum, opposite Armenianism.

@TMorley @Shoshana thanks Tyler. Don’t have time or mental health to revisit that mess lol NOT TODAY, PRETEND SATAN 🖤🖤🖤 but thanks for asking Shoshana 💘

@emkem I so resonate with this (minus the husband and kids). As a pastor’s kid raised in the Assemblies of God (super Pentecostal dead raisin’stuff) it is very lonely to walk away from belief within a family. Even in a place where each person chooses to love the other, there does seem like a sometimes impenetrable wall between the two. To difficulty and love and overcoming shit obstacles! 💕

@emkem soooo can resonate with this process being lonely and confusing. The Liturgist and the surrounding community has been SUCH an incredible gift in a time when so many of my friendships were becoming strained by my changing views...glad we all have each other.

@emkem I have the same family situation. I can relate to your loneliness. Our relationship has gotten better over time, but I don’t think it will ever be the same as when we shared the same values and world view.

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