EP107: Religion in Recovery w/ LifeRing’s Bryon Kerr

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This week on SarahTalk…

Byron Kerr joins us to talk about addiction recovery, “higher power” or God requirements, and how that can affect secular addicts’ ability to overcome addiction.  Byron is the Executive Director of Lifering Secular Recovery and shares his own experience with 12-steps and how that led him to get involved in a movement to bring more choice to addiction recovery.

  • For more information, find a LifeRing program near you, or help create a new one, visit LifeRing.org

Jen was sent to a “therapeutic boarding school” in The Middle of Nowhere, Montana as a teenager, where she was indoctrinated with a 12 step program.  Did it work?  We chatted with Jen about her experience and also about her podcast that explores a lot of the pop culture that she missed out on while locked away at Misfit Recovery Camp.

The Week’s News (some of it, anyway):

  • Marjory Stoneman Douglas HS Teacher Forgets Gun in Public Bathroom #ArmTheTeachers
  • Dick’s Sporting Goods Not Only Stops Selling So-Called “Modern Sporting Rifles”, But Decides to Destroy Unsold Inventory!
  • Lawsuits Filed Against Dick’s New Policy: 21 Years Old to Buy Firearms
  • Parents of Sandy Hook Elementary Shooting Victims Receiving Death Threats File Defamation Lawsuits Against Alex Jones and Infowars.
  • As Students Walked Out to Protest Gun Violence on the Anniversary of Columbine, Florida School has 20th School Shooting in the US This Year
  • Catholic Church Holds Exorcism Convention
  • New Orleans Saints Cheerleader Bailey Davis Fired for Breaking Victim-Blaming, Mysogynist Code of Conduct Policy
  • Massachussets Set to Become Next Battleground over Trans Restroom Issue in November Election
  • A Florida Man
    • Teabaggin’
    • Pussy Pressure

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Sarah Austin

Sarah Austin

Creator/Host at SarahTalk Podcast
Sarah is a transgender woman (MTF) living in central Florida. She started SarahTalk to create a space to discuss LGBT stories, news, etc. which has grown to include the atheist/freethinker community as well.
Sarah Austin

Sarah Austin

Sarah is a transgender woman (MTF) living in central Florida.  She started SarahTalk to create a space to discuss LGBT stories, news, etc. which has grown to include the atheist/freethinker community as well.

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