Surviving the Black Church Podcast

Surviving the Black Church Podcast

Surviving the Black Church Podcast is a podcast that sheds light and brings awareness to religious trauma and dismantles oppressive systems within the Black church.

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June 21, 2023 87 mins

On this week's episode of Surviving the Black Church Podcast, Jonathon, Hugh and Nikki are Recapping Season 1!

This episode will conclude the first season of Surviving the Black Church Podcast.

The crew discusses how the topics from season one has personally impacted them and we also give a big shout out to the listeners both domestic and international!

Please join us for the season finale of Survivi...

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On this week's episode of Surviving the Black Church Podcast, Jonathon, Hugh and Nikki embark on a journey of navigating through a very monumental topic within our community - Mental Health Stigma & The Black Church

This topic is so vast and so needed within our communities that the crew took a shot at covering some important themes that are necessary when discussing the state of our mental health.

All of...

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On this week's episode of Surviving the Black Church Podcast, Jonathon, Hugh, and Nikki discuss "Coping mechanisms after religious trauma".

The crew delves into what maladaptive and adaptive coping mechanisms look like within the Black Church after experiencing religious abuse and trauma.

Please join us for this important discussion!

If you are a part of the Black Community and would like support, fe...

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On this week's episode of Surviving the Black Church Podcast, Jonathon, Hugh, and Nikki continue the conversation - Has religious abuse become the norm within the Black Church? - Part 2

The normalization of religious abuse is insidious at it's core and many are suffering in silence and fear being ostracized if they speak up.

This episode goes deeper and highlights an overlooked population of religious ab...

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On this week's episode of Surviving the Black Church Podcast, Jonathon, Hugh, and Nikki reveal one of their most important episodes yet! The episode is entitled "Has religious abuse become the norm within the Black Church - Part 1"?

In this episode the crew doesn't hold back their sentiments regarding the normalization of abuse and religious abuse within our community and the Black Church at large.
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On this week's episode of Surviving the Black Church Podcast, Jonathon, Hugh, and Nikki continue the conversation of Similarities of Narcissistic Families and Narcissistic Religious Leaders.

The crew goes even deeper, describing what narcissism looks like when it manifests in the church system.
The various roles within a narcissistic family system are expounded on and we take a deeper look at how those roles compa...

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On this week's episode of Surviving the Black Church Podcast, Jonathon, Hugh, and Nikki discuss the "Similarities of Narcissistic Families and Narcissistic Religious Leaders Part 1"

The crew delves into what a Narcissistic Family System looks like and sheds light on how Narcissistic Religious Leaders lead their churches in similar fashion.

The SBC Podcast also elaborated on the impact of being in r...

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On this week's episode of Surviving the Black Church Podcast, Jonathon, Hugh, and Nikki breakdown the characteristics of abusive religious leaders within the Black Church.

The crew not only discussed these characteristics but also some of the things that attracted them to religious abusive leaders and their churches.

Some of the topics that are covered on this week's episode include:
-The love-bombin...

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On this week's episode of Surviving the Black Church, Jonathon, Hugh, & Nikki dig deeper into the continuation of Church Hurt vs Religious Trauma conversation.

This episode is packed with great dialogue around themes such as abuse vs denial, defying the lie, coming to terms with the truth, religious trauma and Black grief, tips for moving forward with this new awareness and so much more!

You don't wa...

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On this week's episode of Surviving the Black Church Podcast, Jonathon, Hugh, and Nikki discuss a very important topic - Church Hurt vs Religious Trauma Part 1.

Within the Black Church community, the phrase "Church Hurt" is often associated with spiritual abuse and traumatic events experienced by a survivor within the church.
"Church Hurt" is often used interchangeably with religious trauma or ...

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On this week's episode of Surviving the Black Church podcast, Jonathon, Hugh and Nikki, continued the conversation from last week - "Let's talk about Religious Trauma - Part 1".

In part 2, we began an in-depth conversation describing what religious abuse and Religious trauma looks like.

We also identified symptoms of trauma and soul loss within ourselves, as well as the short and long term eff...

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On this week's episode of Surviving the Black Church podcast, entitled "Let's talk about religious trauma - Part 1", we begin to tackle this very complex subject.
We discuss the positive and negative impact that religion can have on our lives. We also discuss the strong religious and Christian orientation that many in the Black Community hold.

We get personal on what it's like to become aware o...

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In this week’s episode, we are introducing The Surviving the Black Church Podcast. We discussed the importance of bringing awareness to issues occurring in Black churches. We also talked about why we decided to create a podcast of this nature.  Tune in to our first episode and learn more about the content of our future episodes.

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