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FEATURING ELIZABETH ESTHER – You’ve heard of drug addiction. Alcohol addiction. Even gambling addiction. Or porn addiction. But what about religious addiction? Apparently that’s a thing. When people who are religious become so emotionally dependent on their faith that they develop an unhealthy attachment, they literally become addicted to it. That’s the story of my guest, Elizabeth Esther, who has written a handbook of sorts about how to kick your religious addiction.

Read more of Elizabeth’s work at

Elizabeth Esther, author of Girl At the End of the World: My Escape From Fundamentalism in Search of Faith with a Future. Her new book is called Spiritual Sobriety: Stumbling Back To Faith When Good Religion Goes Bad.

**This segment was originally broadcast on April 21, 2016.

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