Alaine is a Gen-X former evangelical raised in the Deep South who found out the hard way that the unconditional love of Jesus had more than a few conditions.
When her world began to crumble following a difficult divorce, her strict, conservative family and Southern Baptist community were not there for her the way she expected. Their shunning pushed her to question all the beliefs she’d clung to her whole life.
A support group for women of faith showed her how many verses in the Bible had been mistranslated and misappropriated through the years to support patriarchal theologies detrimental to women—and if this was possible, what ELSE in the Bible might not be the literal “Word of God”?
Alaine’s intense journey of deconstruction has led her down new roads away from almost everything and everyone in her former world. Today, identifying as an atheist/humanist, she is rebuilding her life and career as a paralegal in the suburbs of Washington, D.C.Support the show