Craving Connection During Deconstruction

Cindy Koen
3 min readNov 3, 2023

For the first four decades of my life, church was my world. It provided human connection and made me feel like I was a part of something bigger than myself. Church was where my children developed friendships with peers and connections with adults who claimed to love them. I truly believed that the church was made up of imperfect but goodhearted people who would be there for you and love you no matter what. The church was supposed to be the hands and feet of Jesus, living out the first part of Isaiah 61 that Jesus read in the synagogue.

The Spirit of the Lord…

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Cindy Koen

Doing my best to follow the Jesus while deconstructing from the toxic, man-made parts of Christianity. Read more at cindykoen.com.