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Jul 06

Why I Stopped Hating the Church

By Steve Austin | Best of Messy Grace , faith , Featured , Messy Grace , Recovery , Recovery from Abuse , Religious Recovery , The Struggle With Church , This is My Story (series)

Anyone who says church hurts are no big deal has no idea what they’re talking about. I was deeply wounded by the church and threw stones at her for a decade.
These days, I am blessed to belong to a church I love. But learning to engage the church again has been a long journey. Here’s why I stopped hating the church…

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Jun 06

The What, Why, How, and Who of Messy Grace

By Steve Austin | Best of Messy Grace , faith , Featured , Messy Grace , Religious Recovery , The Struggle With Church

Have you ever wondered how to live a more grace-filled life? If so, you’ve come to the right place. The mission of the Grace is Messy Community is to love beyond the labels. To love God and everyone we come in contact with, no matter their race, color, religion, creed, disability, or sexual orientation. It’s a safe place for you to come and share your story of a messy life: past, present, and future. A messy life, redeemed by radical, messy, unconditional Grace.

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May 26

I Cheated: Overcoming the Pain of Infidelity.

By Guest Blogger | Best of Messy Grace , faith , Family , Featured , Marriage , Messy Grace , This is My Story (series)

Overcoming infidelity is a difficult and messy task, but it is possible. Here’s how. You come to love, not by finding the perfect person, but by seeing an imperfect person perfectly. -Sam Keen We met when I was 18 years old. I was a baby! We became very good friends, and I thought the world […]

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May 01

How to Own Your Story: A Writer’s Toolkit

By Steve Austin | Best of Messy Grace , Featured

What is your story? Deeper than your name, your hometown, and your favorite color. What’s the story you obsess over at night? The one you struggle with when you’re alone? What’s the story that haunts your prayer time or makes you feel like you shouldn’t pray at all? [clickToTweet tweet=”What’s the story you are dying […]

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