On this week’s episode of the podcast, Tracey and I are talking to special guest, Staci Humphrey, about her experience growing up in a Conservative Evangelical community in rural southeastern Washington.
We talk about her journey away from this community as a teenager and adult, and how the experiences of her childhood continue to impact her worldview today, especially as she is now raising two young boys of her own.
Tracey and I are thrilled to bring you this conversation and hope it resonates with some of you out there. For me, who moved away from the Mormon church at a young age, much of Staci’s story felt familiar. Perhaps this will be true for others as well. And for those with a completely different upbringing, Tracey and I hope this discussion is interesting and enlightening.
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Highlights from the episode:
- What it was like growing up in a conservative evangelical community in the 1980s
- Transitioning from home school to public school
- What was dating like
- When did Staci start to move away from the community ideologically
- True Love Waits and how this contributed to Staci’s changing viewpoints
- Episode 8 on Sex Myths
- How getting married young affected Staci and changed how her community viewed her
- Staci’s experience of getting divorced
- How Staci’s childhood experiences inform her parenting now
- The role and importance of mythology in human experience
- How Staci maintains connections to family in spite of moving away from their church as an adult and how I have struggled with this after leaving the Mormon church
- And more!
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