I left the Church in the way an animal caught in a trap chews its leg off to save its life. It is hard to express how spiritually broken and emotionally fatigued I was …

… When my wife and I recognized that we weren’t just losing our Catholic faith, but running the risk of losing our faith in Jesus Christ entirely, we let go.

Any Christian who gloats at what Catholics are suffering now is a bad Christian. Any Christian who wants to take advantage of them is a bad Christian. I’ve been where they are now, and it hurts like nothing else ….

Rod Dreher

If you want to read an unvarnished and un-triumphal account of a journey from broken to guarded faith, this would suit you well.