Why I No Longer Claim A Label-Based Religious Identity

And I encourage others to ditch their label, too.

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I grew up in an ultra-Christian household. When I say “ultra,” I don’t mean frequent church visits and the usual traditional Christian family rituals—I mean full immersion.

“Full immersion” by my definition is this: when it came to Christianity, my family was all in. From the ages of pre-school…