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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.
 
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Former TLC star from "19 Kids and Counting," Josh Duggar has been charged in Federal court with possessing Child Pornography. He is yet another 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, perh…
 
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?…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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.…
 
Most of us feel like we shouldn't defend ourselves and are limited by unspoken rules that tell us to be nice. What is God's heart for us when we are faced with horrific evil? Rachel and Joe discuss how to begin to unravel unravel difficult situations where aggressive actions are needed. Support us so we can continue making this Podcast: https://www…
 
When a person is abused, they often are tempted into becoming abusers themselves. Rachel and Joe discuss why abuse is so damaging and why it can draw its victims into continuing cycles of hurt and destruction. Only the gospel of Jesus allows us to break free from abuse cycles and into freedom and joy. Join the support to keep us making this podcast…
 
We want to live in peace with others. Sometimes, unhealthy people will create a type of false peace that ends up controlling or manipulating us. To be free would be to break the "peace" they have created. Joe and Rachel discuss how to break false peace in order to create true peace. Help us create more episodes and support us: patreon.com/controlfr…
 
Cheapness is not often talked about. But cheap parents can unintentionally lie about the character of God, teach us to view God and ourselves wrongly, and destroy the generous attitude God designed us to have. Joe and Rachel discuss their own experiences with cheapness and how God's grace, most clearly seen in the gift of Jesus, is bigger than any …
 
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