04 – Zoe Turner (Pseudonym) – Finding Beauty After Clergy Abuse and Stillbirth

Zoe Turner (Pseudonym)- Finding Beauty After Clergy Abuse and Stillbirth

Zoe Turner (pseudonym) gZOE TURNERrew up in the fundamentalist Christian background. She was very involved in church ministry including going on missions’ trips. She was the victim of clergy abuse and dealt with depression and even contemplated suicide.

Zoe met her husband online and they had 4 children but 1 was a stillbirth and 1 was a miscarriage. These traumatic events were the catalyst to make her start to doubt the faith she had grown up with. Why would a supposedly loving god not keep her baby alive? As she and her husband wrestled with these and other questions, their faith started to slip away. Now, after leaving the church 3 years ago, Zoe is finding beauty and creative outlet through writing and photography. She still seeks to find community but that is a challenge in the Bible belt when you no longer believe in God.

Zoe’s Blog: zoeturnerwriter.com

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Music – Original Composition by Esther Nicholson

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