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I Am Struggling With Religion

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 142 People

    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 1 Response Jan 10

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 70+, F 3 Responses Dec 23, 2011

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I posted about struggling with agoraphobia (from time to time) on here a few days ago, I think it might have made things worse. Havn't left the house in a 4-5 days now :s Really...
    lonelyguybc lonelyguybc 26-30, M Jan 3

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    Since I was a teenager I've had the urge to cut myself and I was already seeing a counselor at the time for sexual abuse and anxiety so I told her my new urges and she didn't take...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 10

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    I am trying not to do something. Sometimes it's hard. Sometimes harder still. That something has been integral to my life for over 10 years now, and I'm only 28. It's eaten away...
    cloudsoflife cloudsoflife 26-30, M 6 hrs ago

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    Hey! :) So yes as u probably had already seen im gay, well actualy im the only one who knows so i think it doesnt count... :p I fell deeply depressed some times because of this...
    Bral05 Bral05 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 5

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    I try very hard not to be an atheist that puts down religious people. I respect others' views so long as they respect mine. If a child chooses the path of religion, I think its...
    frescowalden frescowalden 18-21, T 1 Response Jan 14

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    I don't know what's wrong with me. This isn't my usual self. I just wish I didn't exist right now :(
    MusicJunkie666 MusicJunkie666 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 3

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    Day by day is difficult for me. I feel like no one understands me and it is like I do appreciate the things I have but trying to be happy is a struggle. It is difficult for me to...
    AngelK2010 AngelK2010 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 8

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    I'm in love with a boy named Isai. Now since I'm young i obviously ways to go but he told this girl she was his present and that tore my heart. I didn't know what to think or feel...
    WorthlessXlove WorthlessXlove 13-15, M 2 Responses Jan 9

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    So I just turned 18 and am not to sure about anything. I need help and don't know who to talk to. You see ever since I can remember I have always been a little more on the feminine...
    umflic umflic 18-21, M 5 Responses Jan 9

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    I ended up re - friending my ex friend on fb. All this because we liked the same guy. (No longer speaking to). I still have hurt from when I told her I liked him too. yet she went...
    meleternal meleternal 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 11

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    Growing up with a very devoted Christian mother who was always talking, singing, praying to Jesus/God, going to church most Sunday's etc, I really hated myself and felt such shame...
    Svelt Svelt 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 12

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    The phone rings. And rings. Unknown number. Voicemail full. I stare at the contortion of my legs folded beneath me. Feel the stillness in my arms. The stillness in my head. They...
    IShutMyEyes IShutMyEyes 31-35, F Jan 12

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    I've know I am gay since I was about 13. I denied it even as I fantasized about gay sex. I have come to embrace being gay, it is all I have ever known. Still there is that part of...
    Scott1954 Scott1954 56-60, M 1 Response Jan 13

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    I feel really, really frusterated. I HATE feeling like a victim to my emotions like this but when something over takes you so much it can be SO hard to not loathe yourself. When...
    Virgo1929 Virgo1929 18-21, F Jan 15

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    When my husband cheated, it ended in a pregnancy. My husband is pro-life and she had strong feelings for him so wanted to keep the baby. Two years later and I still harbor deep...
    poojibp poojibp 18-21, F Jan 15

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    Bad Days. Where do I go from here? That is the question I continue to ask myself. I feel like I'm stuck. Healing is the ultimate goal, but how do you know when you've reached that...
    willowsweep willowsweep 22-25, F Jan 16

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    It's a major struggle tonight. I'm feeling so beyond done with life at this point. I should be sleeping, but all this crap is running through my head and it's literally going to be...
    lizygurl lizygurl 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 17

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    I need your help again in my relationship! So, I'm talking to my crush a lot more often now. I feel that I'm very close to calling him my own. On Thursday, he was talking to his...
    Hippodippo257 Hippodippo257 16-17, F Jan 17

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    I've got so many homicidal thoughts racing through my head, day and night; it wears on me that everyone who's ever done anything to me has gotten away with whatever they did. I'm...
    iamFrightened iamFrightened 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 22

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    Wtf ?! I don't feel related to what've written before , not even sure about my sexuality anymore !
    rogersphy rogersphy 18-21, M 1 Response 3 hrs ago