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Christian Codependency

Connie Baker - Christian Codependency


Divorced: Fundamentalist Christianity


CW: Sexual abuse, Christianity


Connie A. Baker, MA, LPC is a Licensed Professional Counselor who specializes in recovery from religious abuse. Connie’s life mission is to educate, validate, and advocate for religious abuse survivors. In 1990, she suffered life-shattering spiritual abuse and had NO ONE to talk with about it. She has since created a number of resources to help others recovering from spiritual abuse.


Connie’s book is called TRAUMATIZED BY RELIGIOUS ABUSE: Discover the Cultures and Systems of Religious Abuse and Reclaim Your Personal Power. She’s also created some card decks related to deconstruction and reconstruction. In this episode, we discuss Connie’s history and how Christians are groomed for codependency.


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Fernando Silva
Fernando Silva
Jun 10, 2023

The Council of Trent (1545 - 1564) condemns curiosity and the search for evidences:


"Faith Excludes Curiosity


From what has been said it follows that he who is gifted with this heavenly knowledge of faith is

free from an inquisitive curiosity. For when God commands us to believe He does not propose to

us to search into His divine judgments, or inquire into their reason and cause, but demands an

unchangeable faith, by which the mind rests content in the knowledge of eternal truth. And

indeed, since we have the testimony of the Apostle that God is true; and every man a liar, and

since it would argue arrogance and presumption to disbelieve the word of a grave and sensible

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