Play / pause Coming Back to Faith

Coming Back to Faith

  • Alice McDermott
  • Interview by: Jess Boydon


I'd been on this journey

of feeling out of control

and thinking about my own mortality,

and I was very grounded in the present,

and thinking about my purpose,

and why was I here,

and questioning all sorts of stuff,

and I remembered those nights

just after 9/11, when I'd flown into Afghanistan,

so I went off and found a church.

I said to my husband,

"I need to give church another chance."

He didn't grow up in church,

but he was kind of like,

well, I'll go with you,

and we just started going to church there,

and I started a whole journey of questioning and discovering

and looking the faith I had as a child

through adult eyes

with all the experiences of life I had.

You know, it wasn't like I was missing something in my life.

I was blessed with a successful career.

I had a brilliant marriage.

You know, my family were healthy,

but there was just some sort of question underneath.

What was my purpose?

Why was I here?

  • Favourite

    You have to be logged in to use favourites.

  • Report

Back to search results

More RAF Stories

Please note our website uses cookies to improve your experience. I understand. For more information see Privacy Notice & Cookies