Losing Our Religion – HIRL Episode 45

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HIRL-Episode-45On the HomeschoolingIRL podcast, we have spent 44 episodes  telling stories of other homeschooling  families. We continue to share one major theme: Live in the gospel and stop shifting your hope onto the world or religion. On this episode, we shift gears and finally share our own story of losing our religion and our recovery from “gospel amnesia.”

 From that hot summer morning in the summer of 2008, when we found our 7-week-old baby in a coma, we share the events that led to a massive overhaul in our marriage, our parenting, and ultimately, our faith in Christ. That sickly baby boy was just the beginning; there would be harder trials and far more refining ahead.

Does your own faith feels stagnant or does the Christian life seem joyless? Join us as we share what unlocked the self-made prison doors and caused us to lose our religion but find a deeper, more glorious faith in the power of the cross!

Join Fletch (from theMangoTimes) and Kendra (from Preschoolers and Peace and KendraFletcher.com) for the HomeschoolingIRL podcast every week as they interview guests and talk through some of the goofiness they have experienced in nearly two decades of Homeschooling In Real Life.

Music by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)


  1. I really resonated with your story. Thank you for being brave enough to share it!

  2. You’re welcome, Susan. Our hope for everyone who listens is continued freedom from the stuff we wrap ourselves up in.

  3. Amber Allen says

    Thank you for being so honest and open about your story! It’s really hard to do that but so many people can learn and grow from it. I can totally relate to your story in putting my hope into other things instead of Jesus… I’m trying everyday to change where I put my hope! Good luck with your book deal… I can’t wait to read it!

  4. Thank you for sharing your story! Being in the homeschool community for 11+ years now, I quickly got wrapped up in my own works and the methods and systems of parenting. God has been bringing me back to the gospel over the past few years and oh, what freedom is found when my eyes are on Christ! I just wrote a post on my blog for the weary Christian mother which is similar to what you have been sharing in this podcast… http://www.janelleknutson.com/2015/04/13/weary-christian-mother/ And congrats on the book contract! Can’t wait to read it!

  5. Thank you so much for sharing your story here. What an encouragement and a challenge to keep our focus, our hope in Jesus. It really is all about Jesus. And when we receive what He has for us and trust Him, we can live in His freedom which is caring, patient, loving, kind… Many blessings on each step of your journey.

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