Reading Time: 5 minutes Have you ever wondered how someone becomes radicalized—how an otherwise normal, intelligent person could become such a religious fanatic that they are willing to die for their faith? I don’t wonder, because I was that person. My life as a head-covering, homeschooling, antifeminist, Bible-believing, fundamentalist Christian was rigid but simple. I only had to do […]
Janice Selbie is a registered professional counsellor and religious recovery consultant who divorced religion after 40 years in both Pentecostal and Mennonite circles (referring to herself as a recovering Mennocostal). Upon recognizing the pervasiveness of her own religious trauma, Janice developed the Divorcing Religion Workshop and founded the Conference on Religious Trauma and the Shameless Sexuality: Life After Purity Culture conference. In addition to helping clients recover from religious trauma syndrome, Janice hosts the Divorcing Religion podcast from her home in Canada, where she lives with her American husband and two cats: Casanova and Steve.