Connecting the Dots Backwards on the Road to Healing - Touchy Subjects Podcast

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30th Jul 2023

Connecting the Dots Backwards on the Road to Healing

Welcome to Season 2 of the Touchy Subjects Podcast!

In this episode, Erin opens up about her healing journey from religious trauma and how embracing deconstruction changed her life. She shares personal stories and insights into the toxic culture within the church, the importance of recognizing pastors as flawed humans, and the need to prioritize mental health and well-being.

Content Warning: This episode contains discussions around spiritual abuse, religious trauma, and sensitive topics. Listener discretion is advised.

In this episode, Erin discusses:

  • Her upbringing in a Church of God family and the conditioning and legalism they faced.
  • The impact of unhealed child trauma on her emotional, mental, and physical well-being.
  • Her struggle with an unhealthy attachment to work, finding worth through productivity, and the need to embrace self-worth independent of achievements.
  • The importance of deconstructing belief systems and conditioning to become better humans.
  • The need to prioritize humans over institutions in the church for positive change and healing.

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About the Podcast

Touchy Subjects Podcast
The Touchy Subjects Podcast has been designed to unpack the proverbial elephants in the Church- i.e. the topics no one wants to talk about! We want to create space for an open dialogue on issues like social justice, mental health, women in leadership, homosexuality, legalism, and more. 

The panelists that are speaking on this podcast have been intentionally chosen to tell their story from their perspective without censorship. Some panelists are pastors or church leaders, some panelists are deconstructing their faith, and some panelists are subject matter experts on a topic whose guidance can help this audience.

Our mission is not to expose the Church, but to have conversations that will open eyes, open ears and open hearts toward growth, healing, and unity.

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Erin Billings

Erin is the owner of CLIQ Management, a luxury done-for-you content creation and media management services agency. Erin gained her expertise working in the music industry for over ten years as a professional musician, music director, and producer working with artists from American Idol, The Voice, and Tony and Grammy Award-winning artists.

As a pastor's kid and church music director for over 15 years, Erin witnessed great things as well as experienced tumultuous times in the church, which led to her deconstructing her faith. Because of this, she has started the Touchy Subjects Podcast.