Welcome to the year 2019! This week Cass and Marie chat with author Tim Rymel who served as an evangelical Christian minister for nearly twenty-five years, including six years as the outreach director for Love in Action, once the world’s oldest and most renowned “ex-gay” ministry. He is a conversion therapy survivor.
Tim holds a master’s degree in education, for which he researched cognition and transformational learning. He is a member of the American Psychological Association in the Educational Psychology division, as well as the Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transexual Issues.
Tim’s work has appeared in several publications, including HuffPost and the Good Men Project where he writes on the confluence of religion, politics, and sexuality. He has also appeared on multiple podcasts, radio and television shows, including Fox News Radio and Vice News Media. Stories about his journey and work can be found in Buzzfeed, ThinkProgress, the Advocate, and Time. Tim is the co-host of the Recovering from Religion podcast.
He is the author of Rethinking Everything: When Faith and Reality Don’t Make Sense (2018), Going Gay: My Journey from Evangelical Christian Minister to Self-Acceptance, Love, Life, and Meaning (2014) and the business book Everything I Learned about Management I Learned from Having a Kindergartner (2012).
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