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FreedHearts

Susan & Rob Cottrell, FreedHearts

"Deconstructing religious baggage with laughter and love! Changing the conversation on 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! 

Episodes
The Prodigal Transgender Daughter: This Changes Everything!February 21, 2024
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If I Deconstruct, Will I Lose Who I Am?February 14, 2024
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Why Parents Must AFFIRM Their LGBTQ+ ChildrenFebruary 07, 2024
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Family Issues Are NOT Your Fault!January 31, 2024
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New Year's Revolutions Instead of Resolutions!January 24, 2024
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How Do I Really Know If I'm Right About LGBTQ+?January 17, 2024
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A Gift from Susan: A Story About You from Mother GodJanuary 10, 2024
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A Christmas for the Rest of Us. Holidays After Deconstructing. December 20, 2023
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Holidays or Helladays? When you can’t, or don’t want to go home.December 13, 2023
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Infuriating Family Fanatics! Just in Time for the Holidays.December 06, 2023
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Are Anti-LGBTQ Christians Real People or Just Bots?!?November 29, 2023
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Changing Family Definitons and ExpecationsNovember 15, 2023
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Getting Out of the Christian LabyrinthNovember 08, 2023
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You Don't Need Anyone's Approval!November 01, 2023
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You Don't Need to Defend Yourself or Your Beliefs!October 25, 2023
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Been Told You’re "Cherry Picking?" Go Right Ahead!October 18, 2023
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"Go and Sin No More?" What a Lie!October 11, 2023
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There is Nothing Wrong With You!October 04, 2023
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Kids ARE Being Groomed, but Not How You've Been ToldSeptember 27, 2023
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Declutter Your Home, Declutter Your Beliefs!September 20, 2023
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"Well, why can't I marry my dog??" Let's talk consent!September 13, 2023
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Is Being WOKE Really a Bad Thing?September 06, 2023
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10 Religious Rules that Every Person Should Break!August 02, 2023
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Are We Afraid of a Pretend God?July 26, 2023
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10 Sneaky Things Christians Say About LGBTQ+ (and What They Really Mean!)July 19, 2023
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