When it comes to the church, we often talk about the hard and holy, but do we talk about the hope and holy? Natalie Runyon from Raised to Stay is on today’s podcast to talk about all of this and so much more! Natalie is a pastor’s kid who went on to serve on church staff for many years. She experienced what many of us have experienced: hurt, betrayal, pain, confusion, exhaustion. But instead of turning her back on the Church, she leaned in to see what the Lord had for her in the midst of the suffering. Natalie’s story is one of surrender and we know you will be encouraged by it.
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:40 - About the Good News, Great Joy Family Devotional
1:51 - About Natalie
5:38 - The brutal beauty of being raised in the Church
7:41 - How to think and talk about deconstruction
15:07 - How to decide whether to stay or go
21:13 - Hard and hurt, hope and holy
23:46 - Why Natalie forgave the church
28:41 - What does it mean to stay with the Church?
31:45 - What the gospel has changed for Natalie
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