The Other Side of Saved
By Nate Postlethwait
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The Other Side of Saved is a podcast about healing from trauma and re-claiming joy. Nate Postlethwait grew up in the Bible belt. Bad therapy mixed with addictive religion hijacked his ability to address the traumatic experiences of his early life. For years, his grief was overwhelming. And, for the first time, he is at peace from the inside out, and has never felt safer in the hands of God. Listen to hear his story or head over to theothersideofsaved.com
||CleanEpisode 10. The After Abuse||There is no guidebook for how 13 year olds should reveal the angst living inside of them. The very things we can not say out loud, we assume our parents can at least attempt to find. Let’s not complicate our own awareness for those who have not been..||10/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9. Respect the Roar||Chuck was a 36 year-old shoe salesman at a department store near our home in small town Alabama. He assured me, in his own customized vocabulary, that he was the solution to my feeling alone in a large family. He hooked me into an idea that he was the..||10/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8. Thy Will Be Undone||This is clearly not a travel blog. I am the worst at organizing and navigating international travel. But, I am trying. This show is intended to help others navigate their abuse. Primarily, sexual and spiritual abuse. For those of us who have grown up...||9/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7. Goodbye, Mile High||I was folding clothes by my bed and heard her voice again, “Your time in Denver is coming to a close.” I must trust that it is time for me to find a new home.||9/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6. Behind the Scenes, Three Days Before Blog Launch||I am terrified of people from my past having access to my future. I have had 2 years of adjusting to being openly gay. I had 38 years experience of being homophobic. I was quiet about my hurt. I performed. I made people laugh. I shared an image of...||9/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5. Be careful little eyes||One Saturday evening when I was six years old, I was introduced to pornography. This exposure opened pathways in me to have pornography as an alibi from living life as a healthy human being. It has been destructive. It has been consistent. It has been..||9/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4. Shame, on me||I ran to catch up with my dad. I ran fast, and called, “Dad, Dad I’m coming.” I called again, “Dad, wait for me.” I made one more sprint. One more call, but the calling out began to be more of a question, “Dad?” I stared ahead, and...||9/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3. All are welcome||This show is for: the curious friend, the churchgoer, the adult survivor of sexual abuse, the child who feels different, the teenager wrestling with sexuality, those suffering silently, the suicidal, the formerly religious, the parents of LGBTQ...||9/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2. Saved||I had been taught about hell being the scariest thing I could imagine but it is where you go if you do not ask God to forgive you for your sins. No matter any child’s makeup and circumstances, when you grow up believing that you are being saved from..||9/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1. Hi. I’m Nate. Nice to meet you.||I spent most of my life feeling shame over the details of my history and adult conflicts. One of the therapists I saw once said, “Nate, do you see your story as s**t or gold?” It paralyzed me to think I had an option. Through the course of me...||9/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Highly recommend if you feel lost and alone!
His voice is a calming force and I found his Instagram and followed him months ago, and the way he uses his masculinity mixed with his feminine kindness is so relatable and his vulnerability is amazing. As someone who shares his story of coming out on Instagram and being open I know it’s not easy to do so and do it in a kind and loving way is even harder. The way Nate shares his sexual abuse struggle and allows other people to share their stories of sexual abuse is truly inspiring. He has a way of weaving his personal story into something that is so engaging yet emotional. I feel so connected to his story, and I have no doubt you will as well. Once the episode ended I wanted more because his relationship with his father and his struggles with shame about his sexual orientation and the abuse is amazing to hear that someone is being open because most people just glaze over these experiences. To see him now living in his truth and being authentic as a strong figure as I see on Instagram and hear in the strength of his voice on this podcast instead of a victim brings tears to my eyes. Thank you Nate for sharing your story!
A very close friend of mine introduced me to this podcast and I’ve never felt so connected to someone else story. Down to being from the exact same town. Crazy ! I made sure from the get go the post notifications were turned on for new content because now I gotta hear more every week ! 💙
Compassionate Stories, Well Told
This Nate Postlethwait? He’s a good guy. And The Other Side of Saved? It’s a very good podcast. I first heard Nate on an episode of LGBT stories, and I thought he had a comforting voice and an engaging storytelling style, and his story was compelling, so I subscribed to his podcast to hear more.
Each episode is Nate telling a few stories: tales of coming out as an adult, of making big decisions to change careers and move, of an incredibly moving and relatable experience playing (and then not playing) football as a kid. Of course, the most powerful stories deal with Nate’s history of sexual abuse and trauma, and Nate consistently uses what he’s experienced to deepen his compassion and reach out to other people. He gives advice about therapy options and helps people understand that abuse isn’t just the most awful stories you see on the news - you don’t have to be ashamed of what happened to you, no matter what that looked like. He hasn’t had it easy, but he has led a fascinating life, and he shares this podcast to help other people know that they’re not alone. I heartily recommend this podcast.