#310 Eric Skwarczynski - Fighting Sexual Abuse In The IFB Church
Eric Skwarczynski can best be described as a storyteller. He has spent the last 7 years fulfilling various media production roles, including as a videographer, photographer, writer & graphic designer. His work has taken him to over 20 states and 13 different countries, and has included a documentary film, an 8-episode mini-series, and several commercials. Eric is deeply passionate about raising awareness of mental, physical, and sexual abuse within Independent Baptist Churches, and is currently producing a documentary on the subject. His accompanying podcast, Preacher Boys, launched in January 2020, and quickly surpassed 200k downloads just nine months later.
IN THIS EPISODE, YOU WILL LEARN:
[00:06:37] Eric’s journey growing up in the IFB
[00:20:17] Advocating against sexual abuse through the Preacher Boy Podcast
[00:24:53] What is the Independent Fundamentalist Baptist Church
[00:35:24] The impact of people sharing their stories of sexual abuse
[00:46:59] The tools people use to get through trauma
🥇WHAT IS THE MOST VALUABLE LESSON ADVERSITY HAS TAUGHT YOU?🥇
Eric says, “When it comes to dealing with trauma and healing, it is not so much about what you do as compared to the fact that you have taken the time to do it.”
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