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Toxic Faith: Resources




Marlene Winell, Leaving the Fold

Jamie Lee Finch, You Are Your Own: A Reckoning with the Religious Trauma of Evangelical Christianity
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Laura Anderson,
Religious Trauma: Understanding the Dynamics of Adverse Religious Experiences & Religious Trauma

Bessel A. van der Kolk, The Body Keeps the Score: Mind, Brain and Body in the Transformation of Trauma
In Danish: Kroppen holder regnskab: Hjerne, psyke og krop i heling af traumer (

Articles & blog posts

Articles by Marlene Winell on


Religious Trauma Institute: Religious Trauma and the Nervous System

Podcast Episodes About Trauma and/or Purity Culture

Everyone’s Autonomous: Interview with Dr. Marlene Winell
Everyone’s Agnostic: Ep. 231, Dr. Eric Sprankle
The Life After Podcast: “Unbuckling The Bible Belt” with Jamie Lee Finch
The Life After Podcast: “You Are Your Own” with Jamie Lee Finch
Exvangelical: Blake Chastain talks with Jamie about her book, religious trauma, and more.
Parenting Forward: The Trauma of an Evangelical Upbringing with Jamie Lee Finch
The Liturgists: Jamie Lee Finch is a Sex Witch
Left at the Valley: Dr. Marlene Winell and Dr. Darrel Ray about Religious Trauma


The Airing of Grief
Everyone’s Autonomous Podcast
Everyone’s Agnostic Podcast
Living After Faith
Life After God
The Thinking Atheist (YouTube)


Darrel W. Ray, The God Virus: How religion infects our lives and culture
Darrel W. Ray, Sex & God: How Religion Distorts Sexuality

John W. Loftus (Editor), Christianity Is Not Great: How Faith Fails
John W. Loftus (Editor), The Christian Delusion: Why Faith Fails

Bart D. Ehrman, Misquoting Jesus: The Story Behind Who Changed the Bible & Why
Bart D. Ehrman, Heaven and Hell: A History of the Afterlife

Alice Greczyn, Wayward: A Memoir of Spiritual Warfare and Sexual Purity
Seth Andrews, Deconverted: A Journey from Religion to Reason

organisations & Resources

Recovering from Religion
The Secular Therapy Project
SNAP – Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests
The Clergy Project
Dare to Doubt

Music / Playlists

The sounds of leaving & healing from Evangelical Christianity or other toxic religions:

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