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I’m a recovering Christian of approximately 25 years as of 2018. And by ‘recovering’ I mean I am recovering from formerly being a Christian. I no longer consider myself a ‘Christian’ in terms of someone who follows the tenets of Jesus Christ as recounted in the books of the New Testament of the Christian Bible.  Recovering from formerly being a Christian is an ongoing process for me whereby I try to reprogram my brain in terms of its propensity to feel guilt, shame,  anger, and sadness from, what I consider to be, incredibly damaging idealogy and worldviews.

The content on this site I want to be civil and respectful to all beings, absent of insults to people ‘of faith’. I used to be a person ‘of faith’, and despite where I am today many moons from having stepped foot in a church, I still feel a kinship to people who believe in the Christian God.

My hope is twofold in writing on this website:

One, I hope to convey clearly and concisely my journey away from Christianity.  I will do my best to make the story interesting and relevant.

Two, I hope in the telling of my story that it may help others who may be going through similar struggles that I went through.

As the name implies, this site is about my process of recover-ing, not my process of being fully recover-ed.  I’m now in my 25th year since I took a leap of faith to leave my life of faith.  I have no magic bullet approach to this journey I’m on, 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.


TRC (The Recovering Christian)

Twitter Feed = trchristian

Facebook Feed = The Recovering Christian

8 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!

    • 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: Look forward to hearing from you. ~K~

    • Anonymous permalink*
      May 26, 2019 11:18 am

      Kaleesha, are you still out there? Sorry I never responded back to your request for feedback on your blog. Are you still a ‘recovering christian’? I’ve made a lot of progress in the 6+ years since we last chatted. Just catching back up on some old messages and wanted to say Hello.

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