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underneath anger.

By Kathy Escobar / May 20, 2015 / 14 Comments

This month’s Synchroblog is centered on Anger. Here’s the description: “Anger sometimes has a bad reputation. Some of us have been taught that anger is a negative emotion, something that […]

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unloading church baggage & moving forward.

By Kathy Escobar / April 30, 2015 / 9 Comments

In 2011, we hosted a live event at The Refuge called Walking Wounded: Hope for Those Hurt By Church. It was a great gathering of about 50 people, some from […]

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church bingo: before & after our faith unravels

By Kathy Escobar / March 23, 2015 / 7 Comments

I got a funny email from a friend a while back about checking out a new church after a radical faith shift.  It’s always so brave to explore new possibilities […]

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lifting heads, straightening backs.

By Kathy Escobar / March 3, 2015 / 13 Comments

Sometimes I get calls from women asking for help to get out of an abusive relationship. Skittish, scared, and filled with shame, they reach out and share their story. It’s […]

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outsiders.

By Kathy Escobar / December 23, 2014 / 32 Comments

One of the things that has been the hardest about shifting faith is moving from being an “insider” to an “outsider.” I have always been one of those people who […]

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things that make me stand on tables & go a little crazy

By Kathy Escobar / November 21, 2014 / 31 Comments

A few days ago I had a really interesting & unexpected thing happen to me that stirred up a lot of big feelings.  It’s too complicated to go into all […]

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faith shifts: what about the kids?

By Kathy Escobar / November 17, 2014 / 11 Comments

One of the most tricky parts about shifting faith is wondering what it means for our kids. I wrote a post several years ago called kids & faith: what are […]

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women, men & church: what hurts, what helps

By Kathy Escobar / September 22, 2014 / 14 Comments

Two fridays ago The Refuge hosted our first “Beyond Seminary: Moving Theology into Practice” gathering. Our amazing friend and seminary professor Dr. Deborah Loyd facilitated and we were challenged, encouraged, inspired […]

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making friends with disapproval

By Kathy Escobar / September 2, 2014 / 1 Comment

thank you, those of you who took time to try the poll about capitalization here (sorry it didn’t work consistently) or sent me messages or comments. i really appreciate the feedback. […]

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rest, sheloves, blogs, faith shifts & summer.

By Kathy Escobar / July 1, 2014 / 3 Comments

it’s july 1st. we just got back from dropping our #3 off at college on the east coast for his summer-start and we are tired & sad & happy & […]

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