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Susan Cottrell, FreedHearts

Changing the human conversation of love and inclusion. Susan Cottrell is the Mom of two LGBTQ children; the founder of FreedHearts; an international speaker with a viral TEDx talk; a pastor and theologian; an acclaimed author; and a fierce advocate and ally. In her unique tender, relatable style, Susan is a prominent voice of unconditional love and lavish inclusion. Powerful, authentic, and relevant in today’s society, Susan has a lot to say. The Advocate calls her their “Favorite Affirming Matriarch.” OutSmart magazine calls her "The Mother of all MamaBears!" Reverend Ashley Harness from Auburn Seminary says, “Susan has this fierce, loving, don’t mess with me, Mom vibe.” If you have been excluded, or if someone close to you has been excluded because of who they are or who they love - or maybe you have been the one doing the excluding - the FreedHearts podcast is for you. Join Susan, along with her husband Rob, on the journey. You are not alone. Welcome home!
Don’t Deny the Beauty of Being TransgenderJanuary 19, 2022 Episode artwork How the Bible AFFIRMS Trans & Nonbinary PeopleJanuary 12, 2022 Episode artwork What is a Cult, and Have We Been Part of One??January 05, 2022 Episode artwork Is This Still My Family??December 15, 2021 Episode artwork 7 Reasons Christians Should be Afraid NOT to Affirm LGBTQ+December 08, 2021 Episode artwork Christian Guilt Below the BeltDecember 01, 2021 Episode artwork Are Religious Liberties UnBiblical?November 17, 2021 Episode artwork Christian Gaslighting Against LGBTQ+November 10, 2021 Episode artwork Your Questions from the FreedHearts Inbox!November 03, 2021 Episode artwork A Love Letter to My Non-Affirming Christian Friend October 27, 2021 Episode artwork Do You Hesitate Calling Yourself Christian? The UnChristlike Christian ChurchOctober 13, 2021 Episode artwork A Christian Gut-Check! Are You Doing What Jesus Said?October 06, 2021 Episode artwork What if You’re Wrong about LGBTQ+? How to Know for Sure!September 29, 2021 Episode artwork The Dangers of Required CelibacySeptember 22, 2021 Episode artwork Conversion Therapy's Big Lie & Dangerous Secret! September 15, 2021 Episode artwork “Love the Sinner, Hate the Sin??“ We're Calling Bullsh*t!September 08, 2021 Episode artwork Simone Biles, Mental Health, and Armchair CriticsSeptember 01, 2021 Episode artwork How Do We Deal With Abusive People?June 30, 2021 Episode artwork The Perils of Paul: Bondage or Freedom? June 23, 2021 Episode artwork Being the Dad of an LGBTQ+ Child!June 16, 2021 Episode artwork What About Anti-Gay Religious Leaders? June 09, 2021 Episode artwork The Deconstruction Journey: What About Sin? June 02, 2021 Episode artwork Love That Feels Like Love!May 26, 2021 Episode artwork Dealing with Dysfunctional Family RejectionMay 19, 2021 Episode artwork Broken Family: The Cost to Our LGBTQ+ KidsMay 12, 2021 Episode artwork