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I’m a recovering Christian of approximately 23 years as of 2016. And by ‘recovering’ I mean I am no longer a Christian. I am recovering from formerly being a Christian. And by ‘recovering from formerly being a Christian’ I mean I am trying to reprogram my brain of all the guilt, anger, and sadness I’ve accumulated from, what I consider, an incredibly damaging idealogy and worldview.

The content on this site will be civil and respectful, and absent of insults to people ‘of faith’. I used to be one of these people, and despite having ‘lost my faith’, I still have a ‘soft spot’ in my ‘heart’, for better or for worse, for the people who still believe in the Christian God, or any God or gods for that matter, and the supernatural claims from their Christian Bible or any so called ‘sacred’ text.

My hope is twofold in writing on this website.

One, I hope to convey clearly and concisely how I managed to journey away from Christianity.  I will do my best to discuss logically why it is I have come to believe that there is no God, no Jesus, no Holy Spirit watching over us all.

Two, I hope to help other people who may be doubting the existence of their God, be it Chrisitan, Muslim, Hindu, you name it, know that they are not doomed to be tortured for all eternity in a lake of fire because of their lack of faith, and, most of all, help them know they are most assuredly not alone in their doubts.

As the name implies, this site is about recovering, and as such, my recovery is now in its 21st year.  I can’t offer any magic bullet approach to recovering from Christianity, but I can say that each day I feel as if, in the words of Sheryl Crow, ‘I get a little closer to feeling fine’.

Thank you for stopping by. I hope you find the information on these pages helpful.  Please feel free to drop me a line at these venues below or on this site under the comments portions.  I’ll do my best to get back to you in a timely matter.

Sincerely,

TRC (The Recovering Christian)

the.recovering.christian@gmail.com

Twitter Feed = trchristian

Facebook Feed = The Recovering Christian

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. July 25, 2011 7:45 am

    i wanted to stay in touch and see what your facebook friends name is

    • Anonymous permalink*
      August 15, 2011 9:06 pm

      Thanks, Charlie, for keeping in touch.

  2. Paul permalink
    November 5, 2011 8:20 pm

    Stumbled across your twitter account somehow. Glad I did. Nice to know about others who are going through very similar experiences as I am.

    In particular I appreciate your attitude: As open, honest and non-judgemental as can be.

    Thanks for taking the time to post.

    • Anonymous permalink*
      December 30, 2011 8:01 am

      Thank you, Paul. Sorry I took so long to respond. I hope to pick back up with more entries in the new year, and I hope you’ll continue to check back and share your experiences as well. Happy New Year! TRC

  3. March 25, 2013 8:48 pm

    “There’s nothing new under the sun.” King Solomon is credited with saying this, isn’t he? Or something along these lines. Well, I blog elsewhere about my life in general but I’ve been itching to set up a blog where I could express myself a little more freely on the subject of religion and/or the lack thereof in my life and social circles as well as in our cultures and all over this crazy planet. I was going to call it, “The Recovering Christian.” Very catchy, I thought. So catchy, I thought, that maybe I should Google it and see what comes up. And here I am. Here you are. Nice to meet you.

    It always stuns me, though I suppose it shouldn’t, to read the words of others and see myself in them. It used to take the wind right out of my sails. Then I made peace with it, realizing that no two people are EXACTLY alike, we all have a unique voice and we have different spheres of influence. And it’s interesting and wonderful to know you’re not alone in some life experiences. I read your most recent post and skimmed through a couple others. I will definitely return for more.

    I’m 32, a wife, a mother to seven children, living on a little homestead in rural Missouri. I grew up on the fringe of Christianity and as an adult I studied the Bible pretty hard-core until last fall when my husband and I studied ourselves right out of it. We hit a point where we realized the book we held in our hands was purely man-made. Terrifying. Incredibly, deliciously, undeniably freeing. It’s been a remarkable six months. I have learned much about myself and the world around me. You know how it is.

    Here’s to the journey!
    ~K~
    makeitdofarm.blogspot.com

    • Anonymous permalink*
      March 27, 2013 6:04 am

      Dear Kaleesha,

      Your comment on Monday really made my day. Promise to respond more this weekend when I can take a breather. Tough week right now with work deadlines. Really appreciate you checking out my site. I work in agriculture too so I’m really looking
      forward to learning more about your
      farm. Will write more soon, I promise! Thanks again for your comments. Sincerely, TRC

  4. March 27, 2013 7:21 am

    My fellow RC, I spent a little time putting together my RC blog yesterday. If you’d like to check it out: recoveringchristianconfessions.blogspot.com Look forward to hearing from you. ~K~

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