"No Agenda" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

Advice on Making Friends after Leaving the Church

GET A PRINT OF THIS CARTOON When we leave the church, one of the hardest things to do is build new relationships. Because you will probably lose most if not all of the friends you had. I’ve been through it, learned a lot, and want to share some advice with…

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"Find Lose" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

Finding Yourself but Losing Your Friends

I was fortunate to find churches in which I felt I had room to change and grow. However, inevitably, I discovered that I would change and grow beyond the box of their comfort zone. When you change, so do your relationships. You may lose friends. You may even lose family.…

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"Bigger Carpet" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

10 Reasons Why the Church is the Perfect Culture for Abuse

In spite of the protests I get nearly every day that my focus on abuse in the church is unbalanced and unnecessary because it’s so rare, I continue to address it because millions of people are recipients of spiritual abuse at the hands of their spiritual leaders and their churches.…

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"Not All Churches" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

When People Say, “Not All Churches!”

My posts about spiritual abuse often get reactions from people claiming that I’m needlessly and bitterly highlighting an infrequent and isolated problem in the church. They are usually angry and defensive. They say things like: “You’re crying out like a wounded animal! Get over your bitterness.” “How dare you attack…

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Money is Spiritual: “Is Money a Priority?”

Is Money a Priority? If you want to receive my daily emails, sign up HERE. If you just want my weekly digest of the previous week, sign up HERE. Of course, you can get both if you want. Why am I writing a series on money? First, I’m writing it…

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"The Love Trap" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

Community and Orgasms

(I drew this cartoon, originally, way back in 2010. I saw a picture of a Burning Man installation that I think used this idea. Prints are available.) The following is a letter I wrote to my online community, The Lasting Supper. I get way more vulnerable and personal with them,…

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Money is Spiritual: “The Spiritual Power of Money”

The Spiritual Power of Money (If you want to receive my daily emails, sign up HERE. If you just want my weekly digest of the previous week, sign up HERE. Of course, you can get both if you want.) Some have asked me why I say “money is spiritual”. Let…

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"The Bible Can Hurt" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

The Bible Can Hurt

It takes maturity to realize and admit that something you love and value so highly can deliver good and inflict harm, both. The bible is not good and it is not evil. It is neutral. We have to realize this in order to appreciate and use it properly. I want…

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Money is Spiritual: “Neediness and Money”

If you want to receive my daily emails, sign up HERE. If you just want my weekly digest of the previous week, sign up HERE. Of course, you can get both if you want. I appreciated you reading these. They are not in their finished form. When it comes to…

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"These Believers are Crazy!" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

Embracing Your Believing Past

I give weekly messages to my amazing online community, The Lasting Supper. What an incredible collection of people. Why not join us HERE. One of the messages I gave them was about accepting, embracing, and integrating our former selves. I’m going to share it with you here: I do not…

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