@yankeegospelgirl, as it’s just breaking your site at this point, I’ll switch the settings back until Patheos has confirmed they can handle a domain. You will need to talk to their support about whether they truly support custom domain names, then update us here so we can help as needed.
If they cannot, you could try redirecting, but please find out how they will handle broken links as you’re likely to run into some with the different URL structures.
One thing you might consider: keep your site here, and add a link to your Patheos articles. If they’ll allow you, you may even be able to link from your articles there back to your site here. Just a thought.