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FreedHearts

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!
Episodes
Where Does Feeling Miserable Come From?January 25, 2023
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Church, what the hell did you expect me to do? January 18, 2023
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10 Things to STOP Doing. It Could Change Everything!December 14, 2022
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Is My Opinion Invalid Because My Child is LGBTQ+??December 07, 2022
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What People Say When You Start Deconstructing!November 30, 2022
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You Can’t Stop Me Lovin' Myself!November 16, 2022
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One of the Biggest Lies You Will Ever Hear in ChurchNovember 02, 2022
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Hurting & Hope: A Letter from a Transgender FriendOctober 26, 2022
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Religious Liberties Are Not Even Biblical!October 19, 2022
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For Dads of LGBTQ+ Children – A Very Special EpisodeOctober 12, 2022
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When Your Child Condemns You For Being GayOctober 05, 2022
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When an Affirming Parent Defends Their LGBTQ+ ChildSeptember 28, 2022
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Have You Had It With Church?September 14, 2022
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One of the Deadliest Teachings in All of HumanitySeptember 07, 2022
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5 Ways Parents Can Avoid Gender Stereotypes for KidsAugust 31, 2022
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What Do We Do With All This Divisiveness?August 24, 2022
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When People Don’t Even See The Damage They DoAugust 17, 2022
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Simply Put: The Bible Does NOT Condemn Homosexuality!August 10, 2022
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Should We Be Scared to Deconstruct Our Faith?August 03, 2022
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What Do We Do With Harry Potter?!?June 15, 2022
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Honoring Our Bodies. Honoring Our Truth.June 08, 2022
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Are We More Codependent Than We Think?May 25, 2022
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Are We Normalizing the Absurd?!?May 18, 2022
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What the Intersex Community Wishes You Knew!May 11, 2022
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What Does God REALLY Think of Me?May 04, 2022
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