Actress Danica McKellar, best known for her appearance in “The Wonder Years,” recently spoke about how her fellow actress at Great American Family, Candace Cameron Bure, helped her overcome her skepticism about Christianity and finally find faith in a religion she had been around her whole life, but never fully accepted into her heart until she spoke about it with Bure.
McKellar’s comments on the matter came when she appeared on Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends” and explained how Bure was able to dispel her original, long-held notions about Christianity, notions that had kept her out of the church, and let God into her life.
Speaking on that, she said to FNC’s Carley Shimkus, “I’ve been around Christianity my whole life in some way, shape, or form, but it never really clicked.” Continuing, she then added, “And my good friend Candace Cameron Bure… she brought me to church. And all I can say is that something happened.”
She then explained how her conversion to Christianity after her conversation with Bure helped fill her with positive emotions, namely love and understanding, emotions that she attributes to her faith. “All I know is… I was flooded with this love and understanding,” McKellar explained.
McKellar also explained what originally held her up about Christianity and what myths Bure dispelled that helped her open her heart to Christ, saying, “I’d always been so biased against Christianity for various reasons, mostly because of the bad reputation it’s gotten with causing wars, and you think, ‘Oh, Christians are these really judgmental people,’ and all this religious stuff. The truth is, Jesus was anti-religion. He was anti-religion, and I didn’t even realize that.”
But then she started to understand: “Everything I always thought about there being some higher power and wanting to do the right thing, just because it’s the right thing, when no one’s watching, why that matters, and it all just came into focus. And I feel so blessed,” she said.
McKellar added that, as someone who up until very recently was a non-believer, she understands that everyone is at a different point in their faith journey, but she wants to be there to help people be filled with the faith and love she now is, saying, “I do have this very recent memory of being a nonbeliever, and I have no judgment whatsoever, I just want people to feel the love and peace that I feel now.”
And, explaining what emotions and feelings she has now that she has accepted Christianity into her life, she said, “You don’t feel alone anymore in your moments where you are by yourself, you’re not alone. And the fact that that’s available to everybody at any time… I thought religion was this restrictive thing, it’s actually the most freeing thing in the world.”
When McKellar first started speaking about her newfound faith in October, she thanked Bure as well, saying, “I am so grateful to Candace Cameron Bure for bringing me into this era of my life. She really had a lot to do with it. Also, my dad. He’s been a believer for a long time.”
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