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  • Writer's pictureJanice Selbie

Marlene Winell - Coming Out

Updated: Nov 21, 2022

The latest episode of the Divorcing Religion Podcast is live and ready for you to enjoy.

Dr. Marlene Winell has divorced Christianity

Dr. Marlene Winell is a psychologist and author of Leaving the Fold: A Guide for Former Fundamentalists and Others Leaving Their Religion. She is a pioneer in the field of religious trauma, having worked in religious recovery for over 30 years, and she originated the term “Religious Trauma Syndrome.”

After I read her book and attended one of her retreats, Dr. Winell became my friend and mentor. She has spoken at each of my Conferences on Religious Trauma, as well as made a guest appearance at the Shameless Sexuality: Life After Purity Culture conference in October of 2022.

In this episode, we discuss the dangers of Christian Nationalism, the fear of Coming Out to religious family members, what happens at her retreats, and more.

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