Midnight Mass Moonie Edition: Blessed Child Podcast

“TW- Suicidal ideation, religious abuse, child abuse, child abandonment, purity culture, human trafficking. Join in on a super casual- triggering AF conversation between 4 ex-moonies that happen to be in the same dining room the week after New Years 2022. Find Ryka @princessryka on IG, and Marina at @Marinka_dink on IG. Questions and comments canContinue reading “Midnight Mass Moonie Edition: Blessed Child Podcast”

Purity Culture in the UC: “The Buffet” with Cathlene Bell on Blessed Child podcast

“In this episode I speak with Cathlene Bell. Trigger warning: we speak on religious trauma, suicide, the treatment of special needs individuals in the Unification church and coercive control. I’ve come to realize that even when the conversations are feel good conversations, topics surrounding the Unification church must come with a trigger warning. That isContinue reading “Purity Culture in the UC: “The Buffet” with Cathlene Bell on Blessed Child podcast”

Purity Culture in the UC: “Couldn’t say no” on Blessed Child podcast

“Join part 2 of the purity culture talk with Mi Sook and Becca, a continuation from “God in the eyes of the cult”. Please listen with caution, we cover a range of difficult topics surrounding “the lynchpin of trauma”(Jenae, 2021) in the UC; Purity Culture. These are our personal stories and experiences, which are uniquelyContinue reading “Purity Culture in the UC: “Couldn’t say no” on Blessed Child podcast”

Purity Culture in the UC: “God in the eyes of the cult” on Blessed Child podcast

“⚠️⚠️Trigger warning, sexual assault, religious abuse, financial abuse, and difficult family dynamics. We welcome Mi sook and Becca to speak more on purity culture in the Unification Church and what that means, this is part 1 of a 2 part episode. For more on Mi sook and Becca search @mis_mend and @Mightybrecca on instagram. ContactContinue reading “Purity Culture in the UC: “God in the eyes of the cult” on Blessed Child podcast”

Purity Culture in the UC: “Your genitals are not your own” on Blessed Child Podcast

“Tw ⚠️⚠️ trafficking, sexual assault, violence, victim blaming, religious trauma.  Part 2 of “The everlasting gobstopper” where Second gen Ex-Moonies meet to deconstruct the trauma of growing up with purity culture in the Unification Church. Together, we are finding the words to describe the hidden complexities of growing up Moonie. Thank you @mightybrecca for joiningContinue reading “Purity Culture in the UC: “Your genitals are not your own” on Blessed Child Podcast”

Purity Culture in the UC: Everlasting Gobstopper on Blessed Child podcast

‘⚠️⚠️⚠️ sexual assault, murder, trafficking, child abuse, child abandonment, religious trauma. Join in part 1 of 2 parts with a panel of UC survivors talking about structured life courses, spirit world, purity culture and so much more. Email Reneethomasart@yahoo.com for feedback, find Becca at @mightbrecca on IG. ❤ Thank you all the survivors of PCContinue reading “Purity Culture in the UC: Everlasting Gobstopper on Blessed Child podcast”

Purity Culture in the UC: Mother’s Milk on Blessed Child podcast with Renrobot

‘⚠️⚠️⚠️tw: grooming, child abuse, sexual assault, sexual harassment, self-harm, murder. Join in on a panel of survivors talking about purity culture within the Unification church. We do a deep dive into the intersections of purity culture, lack of autonomy, lack of boundaries and what that means. Part 1 of a multi-series. We dive deep withContinue reading “Purity Culture in the UC: Mother’s Milk on Blessed Child podcast with Renrobot”

The House Wrapped in Sorrow: Teresa Obayashi, Aurl Jin Vornbrock and Limi Bauer on Falling Out podcast

Elgen speaks to Teresa who was nursery staff at Jacob House, a chrurch nursery in the eighties where Aurl Jin and Limi were infants. Summary: 1. People are leaving the church because of the podcasts. Mosaic of stories so people can see the whole picture. 11. Teresa joining church. Running nursery in San Francisco. 1983Continue reading “The House Wrapped in Sorrow: Teresa Obayashi, Aurl Jin Vornbrock and Limi Bauer on Falling Out podcast”

‘Belvedere; Drink’n’hide’ and ‘Rice and Frech Fries’: Kyle and Andrew on Blessed Child podcast with Renrobot

Renrobot talks to non moonie classmates from Irvington who grew up around moonie kids. Discussion around Comfort blessing, suicide ideation, Irvington, huge amounts of money for church leaders, the outside perspective of envy for the church community but sense of being judged or spied on. Reference to Chung Pyung, punishments, sexual assault, suicide ideation and aContinue reading “‘Belvedere; Drink’n’hide’ and ‘Rice and Frech Fries’: Kyle and Andrew on Blessed Child podcast with Renrobot”

Cults in Our Midst: Jen Kiaba on ‘And Then Everything Changed’ podcast

Jen speaks to Ronit Plank about her life in – and recovery from – the church. Summary: The term Moonies, Vulnerability to cults and Cultic practices in business, religion, MLM. 10. Intro to church and influence in political right. ‘Bad moon rising’ by John Gorenfeld. 14. Blessed Children. 15. Moon’s marriage to 16 year oldContinue reading “Cults in Our Midst: Jen Kiaba on ‘And Then Everything Changed’ podcast”