millie: I also found it noteworthy that they are both described as making the truth their own at a later time after baptism - years after.
Since they write nothing randomly and everything is written to create the desired response in the reader, I wonder what they are saying with that?
I think it means that you are supposed to just fake it until you make it. The attitude is that "well....even if things don't feel quite right...I just have to keep on keeping on and someday...someday...I might be like good ol' Bob and his lovely wife."
In other words, if you are having doubts, don't worry...you will 'get it' someday. Someday. Maybe.