“Post-Traumatic Church Syndrome”–An Autopsy on the Death of Religious Faith

Reba Riley’s memoir, Post-Traumatic Church Syndrome: A Memoir of Humor and Healing describes her loss of religious faith in her early 20′s and her subsequent attempt to assemble a meaningful spiritual life for herself.

I was struck by her interview with the Religion News Service because at the time I read it, I had just finished writing my paper for the journal to be published at the conclusion of the World Meeting of Families at which my wife and I are both speaking. Riley’s interview read like a case study of the major problem I was describing in the paper; Spiritual Ambivalence.


Religion goes up and down. Did you know that in the late 1700’s to the 1880’s only 10% of the US population attended church? People were tired of the religious wars they fled in Europe. :eek:

Great post coming out of secular Oregon…

Could this be a result of the “Free Market Christ”

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