"Church was my safe space — until the foundation of that place came crumbling down into a pile of doubts and frustration."
"I could no longer, in good conscience, support Christianity as an institutionalized religion."
"As a child and grandchild of immigrants, I unintentionally designed most of my life in a way that pleased my family, shaping myself to be someone who would make them proud. I never want them to worry about me or feel like their sacrifices were in vain."
"This is how I now spend my Sundays — learning, growing, and loving — and that feels like church to me, one that actually resembles home."