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I Am Struggling With Religion

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 141 People

    I'm Lost & Need Spiritual Guidance

    I'm trying to live in Christ. I turned my life over to him last year. I was in foster care almost all of my life & was FORCED against my will, by the foster mom, to be a member of this cult that makes it seem as if Christianity is of the devil, & they hate Jesus. They believe...
    otad12 otad12 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 14, 2013

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    Your Last Day On Earth

    "We should live our lives as though Christ was coming this afternoon." -Unknown   It is very easy to get caught up in the drama of our everyday lives and everyday problems and forget what is really important. I keep thinking about all the "stuff" we hold onto that is...
    girl4god girl4god 36-40, F Mar 6, 2012

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    It Bothers Me

    For years its been a continuous source of worry. At some point I need to sort out my religious beliefs, I need to 'make a stand' one way or another. I dont mean classify myself into a particular religious category but just figure out what my beliefs are. My mother has very firm...
    WyldHoney WyldHoney 31-35, F 8 Responses Jun 18, 2008

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    I Just Don't Know

    My dad is a pastor. So I've been raised in a super Christian environment. I yearn for those long ago days, when I was happy.I can barely remember them now, but there are some things I can remember. I can remember childish delight and a firm belief in Christianity.But now. I do...
    eris39 eris39 16-17, F 4 Responses Sep 23, 2011

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    Fear?

    I was raised Catholic. I attended a Catholic school from Kindergarten until sixth grade. Although, my family classifies themselves as Catholic none of them are practicing. I'm not even sure if we say a prayer before Thanksgiving dinner, kind of not practicing. Growing up I've...
    lovexmetal lovexmetal 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 20, 2011

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    Confused...

    I've been raised a muslim since I was young. I deeply respect the religion and have no problems with it whatsoever. I just don't feel as though religion is for me sometimes. The older I get, and the more I think about it, I question more and more whether there is a God or not...
    kiaamour kiaamour 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 23, 2012

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    Dont Really Have A Religion, But Still Struggling

    God needs to sort out his followers. People get something from the bible or the qur'an or any other religious book and they twist it around to suit them. I hate people who think there so ******* religious and then go and do stuff that there not meant to do. My dad considers...
    ForeverOnABoat ForeverOnABoat 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 20, 2011

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    I was baptized Lutheran

    and went to a Lutheran school but never went to church. We had church on Wednesdays in school but I just never felt quite like myself with God or anything. I felt like he was far away and unreachable. So I started to explore pagan religions: spiritualism; wicca; and the occult...
    blackheartlover blackheartlover 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 10

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    Confusion Or Just Plain Lost..

    I have been raised Catholic since I was little. My grandparents took me in as an infant and I had to live in a strict-Catholic household. I went to a public school then transferred to a private elementary and went to a private high school..I am just soo confused now about the...
    xpetiteetoilex xpetiteetoilex 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 27, 2012

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    Just Confused

    I have no idea what to believe. I think I believe in God, but I'm not sure. Sometimes I say "no way" and some days I think "maybe He exists". I definitely consider myself Agnostic. Hopefully talking to different clergy members will help, but I have a feeling it may just confuse...
    BlankPage123456787 BlankPage123456787 66-70, F 3 Responses Dec 23, 2011

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    I Hope This May Help Some.

     Awakening to Unconditional Love   Wake up my people. Let your light shine. Be hope when there is none. Be Love when you feel none. Be a beacon of light in the coming darkness. Let my light shine. I love you. Feel your true nature within you. Let it shine for everyone...
    soulfireRW soulfireRW 31-35 6 Responses May 27, 2008

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    Thoughts

    I had always been raised in a Christian household. I used to believe in it so strongly; I used to try to convert people. And now, I don't know. My Christian lifestyle certainly has degraded for the past several years. But it had never been quite strong in the first place. There...
    GenineFilS GenineFilS 18-21, F 4 Responses May 20, 2012

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    I'M Not Lost But I See Where I'M Going.

    I am Asian and was born a Christian in the US, my parents raised me well and treat me well but after learning about the ways of Heaven in the Bible and the ridicule of people in this world, I slowly stopped having the desire to go to the Heavens anymore. I don't want to go to a...
    LightlySaltedSalmon LightlySaltedSalmon 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 24, 2013

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    Lost

    I was raised southern Baptist, fir and brimstone. After the death of my father I feel empty, unsure turned away from it all and have been leading a very crazy lifestyle now . I mean heck I do things on here I used to think were terrible. Exhibitionism, voyuerism , sex and drugs...
    rumpledforeskin rumpledforeskin 41-45, M 2 Responses Dec 9, 2012

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    I Dont Know Which Path To Chose..

    after a very tough year and some help from some very religious friends i feel like they have led me to christianity - i feel so comforted by God and the words from the biblebut then when i wear my cross necklace or defend religion my friends and even my family (except my mum...
    Borlasian95 Borlasian95 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 19, 2011

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    Religion Is Suffocating Me

    The older I get, the more stifling I find religion. I was raised in the church (United Methodist), but drifted away during my teenage and college years. I came back to faith in my mid-twenties when I met the woman who was to become my wife. For the next decade I was on fire...
    EducationFreak EducationFreak 41-45, M 2 Responses Jun 30, 2012

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    Where Is God?

    All the good that I see done for people is done by people.  Same with the bad.  Nature will come along with a catastrophy and people will step up and help each other out.  People will also take advantage of others, stealing raping, killing, etc.  How many...
    Raving12 Raving12 41-45, F 15 Responses Jan 28, 2010

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    I Need Some Serious Help

    I was raised Christian- Baptist. I'm actually 11 at the time. I don't want a "You're only 11. You've been brainwashed. Your parents need to take you to church." I'm 11, yes, but that doesn't mean I can't think for myself.  I think I've been to church about 30 times in my...
    RachelUndecided RachelUndecided 18-21 2 Responses Nov 11, 2010

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    Alright, so I recently started what some would

    call a religious journey, and I'm really struggling with it. Some background information: I was not brought up in a religious household. My family never spoke to me about religion, they never went to church, and I didn't even know who God was or was supposed to be until I was in...
    leencuisine leencuisine 18-21, F Oct 14, 2014

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    I Am Losing Faith.. Things Are Just Going Wrong ,, I Pray Things Will Turn Around But Nothing

    I Remember it starting ,, with my early childhood,we lived so happy and free.. There Wasnt A Care I Had In The World, My Mom And Dad Tried Very Hard To Support Us ... And Put Food On The Table.. My Dad Was Always A Man That Was Difficult To Please .. Nomatter how hard you...
    kjhoward kjhoward 41-45 4 Responses Apr 4, 2011

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    My Religion

    I'm currently a sophomore in college and I'm majoring in English with a minor in philosophy, possibly a minor in ASL, and a minor in religious studies. Due to my minor, I get to study many religions and their beliefs. I grew up a Christian. I was a Christian for 15 years until...
    SoulFeast SoulFeast 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 19, 2012

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    Consequences

    "Obey God and leave the consequences to Him." -Charles StanleySometimes we get very caught up in trying to forecast what will happen in our life and are consumed with thoughts like, "If I do this then this might happen," or, "Well what happens if I do this instead?" We drive...
    girl4god girl4god 36-40, F Mar 5, 2012

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    Don't Have One Actually..

    but I don't know.. on the one hand I don't believe in stuff like hell and heaven, but on the other hand I suddenly find myself talking to dead people. Hmm.. weird I know
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Dec 12, 2007

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    Different Religion

    i'm having a bible study to satisfy my curiosity. I attended different chuches and got some beliefs from them. I'm also asking some questions here in EP for those I can't answer.   and now, I'm totally confuse.. it's like having various beliefs from different...
    dazzlingeyes dazzlingeyes 18-21, F 1 Response May 11, 2010

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    A Bisexual Catholic

    In a way, I contradict myself, but I know there are other people who contradict themselves more than me. Just recently, I heard in the news that there is a new archbishop in an archdiocese and he supports Prop 8, "gay marriage should be illegal." And so many people are hating him...
    YamiNoSukai YamiNoSukai 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 4, 2012

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    Modern Day Miracles

    "You performed miraculous sign and wonders in Egypt and have continued them to this day, both in Israel and among all mankind, and have gained the renown that is still yours." Jeremiah 32:20   There are many miracles that are written of in the bible. events so amazing and...
    girl4god girl4god 36-40, F Mar 3, 2012

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    Thoughts

    listening to mustard seed by kidneythieves, a band i highly enjoy. i find this song highly relevant to my thoughts on religion right now.    I would include the Youtube link on here if I could, but I don't know how properly.  i remember posting a comment on a song meanings...
    GenineFilS GenineFilS 18-21, F Jun 15, 2012

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    A Letter To The Church

    "So do not become proud, but stand in awe." Romans 11:20 Jesus Christ was never afraid to speak the truth but he always spoke it in love: he was the quintisential role model of firmness that was tempered at all times with a never ending desire for the end result to be one of...
    girl4god girl4god 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 3, 2012

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    Why Christianize?

    I was brought up an atheist but never was one. I have studied and taught Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity, Judaism and Islam at university. I have lived with a spirit guide for 27 years. In the last 7 I have recognised him as Jesus Christ. But very little I see in...
    prasantananda prasantananda 41-45 4 Responses Feb 3, 2008

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    I'm sixteen, a christian and my faith isn't a strong as it used to be. I want it to be but I feel like I'm slipping. My family makes me feel bad almost every Sunday when we go to...
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    I'm sixteen and have been struggling for a while. I've been raised being called gay by many people because I preferred playing with my special needs sister and her barbies then...
    SeanDR SeanDR 16-17, M 3 Responses Apr 9

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    I really have to wonder, does anyone really forgive and move on, without ever thinking about it again ? They said you haven't forgiven if you haven't forgotten...is that true? How...
    KrisKrosSk8 KrisKrosSk8 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 27

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    I'm so tired of being alone, I used to love my alone time, now I have as much as I want and I'm completely unsatisfied. I spend my free time meeting people, trying to fill that...
    RobertE22 RobertE22 31-35 4 Responses Apr 9

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    I'm gay. I have my ups and downs with being gay. For example today I was quite happy being gay. I know that one day I'll be happy with my boyfriend or maybe husband, if it's...
    hellotheremister hellotheremister 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 10

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    I've forgiven my father who left but now I have to forgive my step-father who seems non-existent in my life and because he seems this way I treat him as such so when he says...
    ChelseaJN ChelseaJN 18-21, F Apr 10

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    I am a christian that struggles with certain sins. It has been for many years and it's the same sin that is hindering my growth. There is a stubborn part of me somewhere and I...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 26-30, F 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    I thinks I'm a Demi-Bisexual, but I'm a little confused about it.
    ShhhAnon ShhhAnon 16-17, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    I don't have any friends left to talk to and I'm really sad and lonely.
    iseleyan iseleyan 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 21

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    My wife is doing really well, and for the first time, I realized that she's going to be ok. I want that for her but it also makes me sad. She's probably going to find someone...
    RobertE22 RobertE22 31-35 4 Responses Mar 22

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    im prolly bi cuz i think i like this gurl kayla cuz when we're in tha hallway i always look over at her to see of shes at her locker and sometimes i get butterflies when i know im...
    violinmaster242 violinmaster242 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    idk..I just DONT know anymore...
    Hayley13T15 Hayley13T15 13-15, F Mar 24

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    I've found myself fantasizing about women more and more. I don't even know how to approach a woman for a date or anything. Since I was about 7, my girl crush was always Lucy...
    AGirlonherJourney AGirlonherJourney 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 26

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    and I know in order to heal, I must forgive.....
    flirtinglove flirtinglove 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 28

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    Right now i am trying to look for who i am.
    Thedepressedgirlatthewindow Thedepressedgirlatthewindow 16-17, F Mar 28

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