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Thousands of people have been taught forms of Christianity that led them into more bondage than freedom. Why do we feel like we have been enslaved by the truth when it’s supposed to set us free? Join your hosts, Joe and Rachel Tenney, as they discuss how to fight disillusionment, and move forward in the hope of Jesus Christ. This is the Control Freak Christianity podcast.
 
Welcome to The Modesty Files! In this podcast, we’re diving into the world of Christian fundamentalism and interviewing women who have left their churches. Our podcast's goal is to "uncover" their experiences and provide a safe space for women to make sense of their complicated past and reflect on their journey toward recovery. If you are interested in being on the show, send us an email: info@themodestyfiles.com Follow us on Instagram @themodestyfiles for updates and bonus content.
 
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This episode involves topics of physical and sexual abuse and other mature themes. Listener discretion is advised. On April 29th, Josh Duggar, the oldest son of the TLC reality show family was arrested by federal authorities and now faces charges of possessing depictions of sexual abuse of children, some of whom were under the age of 12. In respons…
 
Former TLC star from "19 and Counting," Josh Duggar has been charged with possessing Child Pornography. He is another yet conservative Christian that has shown a horrific willingness to abuse others. Joe and Rachel discuss how they used to hold similar beliefs as the Duggars. God has helped Joe and Rachel come to freedom, perhaps He will show the s…
 
Support us on Patreon! patreon.com/themodestyfiles Follow us on Instagram @themodestyfiles for updates and bonus content. Today we are speaking with Joanna Adams, the producer and director of “The Daughters,” an upcoming audio documentary exploring the Stay at Home Daughter movement. This movement focuses on the idea that daughters should never lea…
 
Support us on Patreon! patreon.com/themodestyfiles Follow us on Instagram @themodestyfiles for updates and bonus content. This episode contains mature language so listener discretion is advised. On today’s episode, we’re speaking with April who was raised in the Pentecostal denomination known as Assemblies of God. After being told by a preacher it …
 
Support us on Patreon! patreon.com/themodestyfiles Follow us on Instagram @themodestyfiles for updates and bonus content. Today we are speaking with Charity Wottrich, a Christian author, who grew up in a homeschooled family in rural Pennsylvania and is 8th out of 13 children. Growing up, she belonged to a Branhamism Church. This institution was fou…
 
Support us on Patreon! patreon.com/themodestyfiles Follow us on Instagram @themodestyfiles for updates and bonus content. We're taking a brief break this week so that we can continue working on amazing episodes for you all. But we have some extra bonus content. We've received so many requests for more content from our season two opener, Bernie. Enj…
 
Support us on Patreon! patreon.com/themodestyfiles Follow us on Instagram @themodestyfiles for updates and bonus content. Today we are speaking Lyndall, a woman who entered into the world of fundamentalism by her own choice as a teenager. After experiencing mental health challenges at 13, she discovered that Christian media offered her an escape fr…
 
Support us on Patreon! patreon.com/themodestyfiles Follow us on Instagram @themodestyfiles for updates and bonus content. In today’s episode, we have not one, BUT TWO guests, Kristin and Tripp! This awesome couple met at Abilene Christian University, a private Christian university in Texas affiliated with the Church of Christ. Growing up within the…
 
Today we are talking to Victoria. a former member of the Institute in Basic life Principles or IBLP. This organization was founded by Bill Gothard and is most known as the system of beliefs that TLC’s Dugger family subscribes to. As a kid. Victoria was homeschooled using the Advanced Training Institute curriculum, a “biblically-based” homeschool pr…
 
Julie joins us today, ready to share experience growing up in a fundamentalist Pentecostal church in the south. Julie’s story is quite unique, as her congregation was run by a female pastor who we will refer to as Jane. Younger members of the community were asked to call her “Granny.” She preached the Armageddon and practiced speaking in tongues. B…
 
In a world where internet experts and armchair theorists abound, Joe and Rachel discuss the importance of listening to people who actually live out their own ideas. How can we tell if somebody is a practitioner? How do we know if their practice is healthy and good? And what does a practitioner learn from engaging in real life?…
 
Our first guest of the season is Bernie, who is a former member of both the baptist church community and the non-denominational charismatic church in the midwest. She is going to share with us her experience with Christian Purity Culture. To give some context “Purity culture” is a Christian movement that promotes a biblical view of sexual purity by…
 
Our 2nd season is officially launching today and we are beyond excited for all of our listeners to hear our guest’s incredible stories. To kick off season 2, I’m excited to announce we have a Patreon for The Modesty Files. If you subscribe, you’ll have early access to our new episodes completely ad-free! If you’re interested in supporting our podca…
 
Season 2 of The Modesty Files drops the first week of March 2021! Participate in our survey through the link below: https://forms.gle/dApdJxHj67xLs9tLA If you are interested in being a guest on our show, please email us at info@TheModestyFiles.com We’d love to hear your story! Feel free to leave us a rating or review wherever you listen to your pod…
 
Previous guests, Bethany and Adia, return to talk about the cost they had to pay to publically share their stories. All of us benefitted from each of their first visits with co-hosts Joe and Rachel, but few know how much hardship those interviews brought them. From being attacked by people who didn't like what they had to say, to reopening wounds t…
 
Abusers are not the only ones to blame for cultures of abuse. The enablers, those who stand by and don't resist abuse, bear culpability as well. Joe and Rachel touch on the biblical theology of Justice, discuss how we have all fallen short in acting justly, and give examples of how passivity against abusers hurts the abused. But for all of our fail…
 
In another interview with Pastor Miguel Davilla, co-hosts Joe and Rachel discuss many of the challenges abused people face in the church, even as they need church. Everything from how to identify a healthy or unhealthy church, to when the police should be called in an abusive situation, this interview pulls on years of experience and wisdom from Pa…
 
Today we’re continuing our conversation with Emily Elizabeth Anderson, a Christian blogger, and activist for people who have experienced abuse within a Christian environment. If you haven’t listened to Part One, we highly recommend going back to hear Emily’s story from the beginning. Emily shared with us her experience growing up as a member of the…
 
This week on The Modesty Files, please help us give a warm welcome to our special guest, Christian blogger, and rising activist, Emily Elizabeth Anderson. Growing up in the Insitute in Basic Life Principles, in Part One, Emily reveals life as a teenager in the church and how the church handled her chronic illness. She then details her first-hand ex…
 
We are diving into new territory this week on The Modesty Files as Melanie walks us through her family's transition into the world of Jehovah's Witnesses. Melanie remembers celebrating her birthday in the 5th grade, but as her family fell deeper into the church, all celebrations of any kind had to cease. Her life became focused on biding her time a…
 
The Modesty Files team wishes everyone a happy Thanksgiving! We hope you all can spend time with your loved ones in a safe and connected way. If you are interested in being a guest on our show, please email us at TheModestyFiles@gmail.com. We’d love to hear your story! Feel free to leave us a rating or review wherever you listen to your podcasts. A…
 
Grab your sleeping bag and oversized tye-dyed t-shirts! We are going back in time to summer camp in this episode of The Modesty Files. We interview Judith, who spent her childhood summers at a Canadian Christian summer camp. While this camp provides good teachings as a child, the teachings grew toxic as the campers grew into young adults. When Judi…
 
As requested, we are diving into Pentecostalism in today's episode. We speak to Angela, a former member who explains the church's belief system rooted in spiritual healing and speaking in tongues. Raised as a Pentecostal, Angela describes the hurtful ramifications of these beliefs as the church claimed her scoliosis was healed despite any medical e…
 
In today's episode, we are so thrilled to be speaking with Lydia, who was raised as a member of the Sovereign Grace Church. This church denomination is a new one for us here at The Modesty Files, so Lydia outlines the church's practices and expectations. She describes life as a homeschooler and a full time stay at home daughter for her younger sibl…
 
In this episode, we interview Beth, a former member of the Church of Christ. If you haven't heard of CoC, Beth will walk us through the ins and out of this religious community. Most outside communication was strictly forbidden, so when Beth discovered Tumblr, she began developing a life outside of her family bubble. Beth shares how the blog site he…
 
How we respond to life, with its highs and lows, can vary. Different generations have been formed in different contexts, each with their own shortcomings. Joe and Rachel use some inspiration from Netflix binging, a quick nod to Philosophy, and an overview of the Book of Ecclesiastes to give some thoughts on how to deal with all of life, good and ba…
 
In this episode, we are thrilled to speak with Marie, who comes from a fundamentalist southern baptist background. After being homeschooled her entire K-12 years, Marie eventually attended one of the most well-known and highly controversial Christian Evangelical colleges, Liberty University. Marie has major insight into what it was like to attend t…
 
In this episode, Zoe interviews a former member of Servants of the Light, which was a religious group in 1970s that folded into the currently controversial group People of Praise. The group's belief system is rooted in the Catholic Pentecostal movement, and members are required to sign a lifetime covenant vow. Their practices include praying in ton…
 
In this episode, we are thrilled to speak with Kayla who comes from a fundamentalist Baptist background, specifically The General Association of Regular Baptist Churches or for short, GARB-C. Kayla’s experience with fundamentalism is slightly different though from the other women we have interviewed so far. She attended public school, hung out with…
 
In the second part of our interview with Liz, a former member of the Institute in Basic Life Principals, she shares how she began working at the IBLP headquarters as a teenager. She also walks us through her experiences with the church's infamous leader Bill Gothard. If you haven't listened to part one of Liz's interview, we highly recommend going …
 
When we've been burned by the morality of Authoritarian Fundamentalism, we look for other moralities that can replace what we've known. These moral systems can give identities and standards of right or wrong. Joe and Rachel talk about moral systems inside Authoritarian Fundamentalism and the world including what comes from politics.…
 
In Part One of this two-part series, we speak to Liz, a former member of the Institute In Basic Life Principles, where TLC’s reality TV family the Duggars are active members. They hold strict modesty standards for women, limit outside worldly influences, and follow intense dating and relationship rules. As a teenager, Liz worked at the Advanced Tra…
 
In this podcast, we speak with Shelly, who grew up in an Independent Fundamental Baptist church. Growing up, Shelly dreamed of pursuing missionary work, becoming a pastor's wife, and having numerous children. She attended a private school in the IFB community. However, during her years as a student, she became very wary of their questionable teachi…
 
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