Writing can be a therapeutic way to process meaningful events in your life. Leaving your family’s religion, or any religious group can be emotional and even traumatic. When I first wrote my own story of leaving Christian Science, I found that it took lots of time to recall and process all the details and steps. I didn’t just wake up one day looking for a change; in fact, there were lots of small incremental signs in my life that Christian Science wasn’t working and was actually harming my relationship with God. If you’ve already left Christian Science, I’d like to encourage you to write your story.
write your journey
Most good stories begin somewhere in the past. While some avoid looking back, I find that looking back nearly always informs how I want to move forward, even when I’m stuck. As a young adult, I was drawn to the discussion of ideas, introspection, deep thinking, and conversations with adults. This is my journey to becoming a writer.
This past March, I went through the process of selling my 14-year old business, ChurchTechToday. It took a lot of focused energy and effort, but the payoff was huge. Over the summer, I had more time to write and enjoy my family. At the end of September, I celebrated the one-year anniversary of Leaving Christian Science. This book inspired my new book, Write Your Journey: A Step-by-Step Guide to Write Your Life Story Fast.