Christianity Put the Fear of God into Me at Six Years Old

Amanda Dollinger
Jun 23 · 10 min read

It was a long road to recovery—here’s my story.

Photo of author, 9 years old.

Picture this.

A precocious, keen, sensitive child. She loves to ask questions, talk, dream, and imagine. Spending most of her time outdoors, this child can be found conversing with “fairies” in the garden, making mud pies, and climbing trees. Deeply thoughtful, this little one learns to read…