She's back!! Catch the rest of Andrea's deconstruction story here at Andrea B. Part 2!
Born the 4th of 5 children to strict young earth creationist parents in the Midwest, Andrea B. was at church every Sunday. At the age of 9, she began attending summer camp at Kanakuk (think “Jesus Camp” Documentary) in Branson, Missouri. Attempting to grow in faith, confidence, and Christian characterAndrea buckled down intensifying her commitment to the faith.
Sold out for Jesus, Andrea was rebaptized. Attending purity retreats, See You at the Pole events and before school prayer study groups became her standard. She purchased an ichthys bumper sticker for a high school boyfriend. She was a Jars of Clay fangirl.
However, while still in high school Andrea took a world religions and philosophy course which revived her natural curiosity.
While away at college, her fundie boyfriend insisted she grow her hair long and wear skirts.
Slowly, she began to break away intellectually from fundamentalism.
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