Survivor Talks
The ABCs of Consent

The ABCs of Consent

April 12, 2022

What is consent? Why is it so important? What is its place in a Christian sexual ethic? Kate and Laura tackle all of this and more in this episode of Survivor Talks. 


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Show notes: 


FRIES acronym for consent:

Freely given






Creative consent madlibs: 


Survivor Talks, Self Blame Episode


Scripture References:

Deuteronomy 22:25-29

Matthew 5:27-30 

1 Corinthians 7:3-6

Intro to Boundaries

Intro to Boundaries

March 1, 2022

We’re back! After a 6 month hiatus, Kate and Laura are relaunching the Survivor Talks with a new series on boundaries. In this episode, Kate and Laura cover everything from:

  • What are boundaries?
  • Personal struggles with boundaries
  • Practical tips for survivors 
  • And more!

Content Warnings:

Minute 41-45: more personal discussion of boundaries being crossed related to assault. 

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Relating to God: Walking the Line between Legalism and Ex-vangelicalism

Relating to God: Walking the Line between Legalism and Ex-vangelicalism

August 30, 2021

Join Laura and Kate for a candid conversation on legalism, ex-vangelicalism, and deconstruction culture. Where is the truth and what does God have to say? Is there hope for survivors?


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Show notes:

Colossians 2:6-23 


Trigger Warnings:

We hope that this episode is encouraging for people with religious trauma but we want to also give a heads up that this episode may come with some potential triggers. Remember to take care of yourself during and after listening. 



July 30, 2021

Laura and Kate explore their own struggles with self-blame as well as dive deep into bible passages like the OT laws on sexual assault, polyvagal theory and more! 

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Show notes: 

Theology in the Raw, Episode 814. Does the Old Testament Dehumanize Women? Dr. Sandy Richter

Deuteronomy 22: 25-29

Polyvagal theory

Slaves, Women, & Homosexuals by William J. Webb

White Tears/Brown Scars by Ruby Hamad

Trigger Warnings

Talking about trauma responses (some details shared of our personal experiences) (00:56-1:02)

Discussion of Deuteronomy passages (some detailed discussion of SA) (00:27-00:41)

Purity culture and self-blame (some details shared of our personal experiences) (1:05-1:09)

Best and Worst Advice We’ve Received as Survivors

Best and Worst Advice We’ve Received as Survivors

June 17, 2021

Join Laura and Kate for their first episode chock full of laughs, exasperated sighs and rich nuggets of wisdom. Covering topics from:

  • Some of the best and worst responses we've gotten as survivors
  • How to react well when someone shares their experience of sexual assault with you 
  • Some of our least favorite Christian platitudes 
  • and more! 

Whether you are a survivor, ally, or church leader there is something here for you. 



May 2, 2021

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