Discernment with compassion.
After more than two decades teaching young people, Jeff Mallinson (D.Phil. Oxford) came to realize that the way some religious communities teach their traditions can lead to trauma and create situations that open the door to manipulation and abuse. To remedy this, Jeff and his wife Stacie (a certified yoga instructor with a background in nonprofit development) felt called to focus their life’s work on providing resources that help people find freedom from abusive religious cultures, relationships, and financial traps. The primary tools for this will be a podcast called Protect Your Noggin and book studies for individuals and groups. The first will be Protect Your Noggin with Jesus, which will examine teachings of Jesus that empower people to love all but cower before none. They are about boldness rather than fear, discernment versus judgment. Come along on the adventure, we got this.
“Precisely because religion is so inspiring & meaningful to people, it can be harmful & sometimes traumatizing when done badly. This is why we need more training in the defense against the dark arts.”—Jeff Mallinson
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