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I Have Been Hurt At Church But I Still Believe In God

IICorintians4:8-10 We were cast down but not destroyed 138 People

    Kicked Out Of Church

    I started going to a church not too long ago that I loved. It was a very small church, and I thought the pastor was very good....but I also noticed that he was very controlling. For instance, I lived far away from the church, and they had services several times a week, on...
    leyna2007 leyna2007 46-50, F 18 Responses Sep 26, 2010

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    I Was Raised In Church

    i dont always attend church but i do go  when i was younger i was dragged to every church in our towns every church tent meeting it didnt end . but i always felted judged by the members but now i go but god knows my heart and thats where he aways is .
    lunnas lunnas 41-45, F 2 Responses Jun 25, 2010

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    How Do You Leave A Church?

    When you leave a church, is it better to leave in silence, or let people know how you feel?  I've seen both ways.  I saw a couple who were criticized after many years of service.  They calmly sought out another church and slowly backed away.  I saw another...
    silentwitness silentwitness 46-50 9 Responses Mar 6, 2010

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    Me Too!

    The part of the church that I have seen (in my opinion) is a breeding ground for unhealthy living and hate. I love God!!! I will never step foot into a church again. Not only is that one of my callings in life but also because I think the church as I see it today in the united...
    mama12345678 mama12345678 51-55, F 1 Response Dec 17, 2012

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    I have been hurt by many people at the small

    church I attend. Some of these offenses are as simple as a comment that is meant to sting me. Other offenses are more serious. One person called me out for an offense I committed in front of the kids on the day I was leading children's church. This person later told my husband...
    iseekhim iseekhim 41-45, F 3 Responses May 9, 2014

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    Paying Tithes Is Un-biblical And Theft From God's Blinded Children

    Tithes For one thing through my past earlier years when I did go to church I gave many thousands far above tithes to churches and building funds along medical research, feed the children, midnight call and just far to many causes to list. Since then things have changed because...
    timesoftrouble timesoftrouble 56-60, M 7 Responses Mar 4, 2010

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    A Church Without A Soul

    I remember my church as being spiritual on this inside, but not very spiritual on the outside.  Until I got into the politics of church, I felt welcomed as I built my new little family behind me.  But they, as my family, turned in my time of need.  Few if any...
    silentwitness silentwitness 46-50 5 Responses Mar 5, 2010

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    What Happened To God's People

    I was raised in a pentecostal home with many in my family being minister's and I have no complaint's and I am very thankfull for the faith filled home I had. But I cant help but ask today, What happened to God's church and people ? . Going to church when I was younger was like a...
    Robert1256 Robert1256 51-55, M 2 Responses Jul 11, 2010

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    He gets hurt a lot at church too.

    Ephesians 4:30 - 'And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.'
    GreenButtercup GreenButtercup 36-40, F Feb 7, 2014

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    Where Is The Love?

    My favorite verse of the bible and the one I try to live my life by is John 15:12. Jesus said, "my command is this, love each other as I have loved you". I think that applies to all people. That is the reason I am not opposed to gay marriage, even though when I was in High School...
    Jaxjaguars Jaxjaguars 18-21 May 30, 2013

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    My story happened more

    than a year ago, I was really active in our church. I was one of the youth leaders and also preached about the teachings in our church. However, even though I was really happy with what I'm doing there, my family was not. I stopped studying and was delayed with my studies at...
    trappedinmy trappedinmy 18-21, F 2 Responses May 13, 2014

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    A church needs to be real with God

    and real with themselves and others. They need to work with God instead of trying to get Him to work for them - even at a tithe's wages. Some really do. But humans being what they are, and social dynamics being what they are, there is always plenty of room for improvement.
    GreenButtercup GreenButtercup 36-40, F Feb 4, 2014

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    I Am Feeling Sorry For Myself And A Bit Sad! Need Your Words Of Motivation!

    I have found that more lately I have been more sensitive when I become involved in a church....due in part to job loss, parenting and other factors. I feel that when you have a stressful time in your life, you feel that you should be able to turn to church for guidance and...
    rtwconsultant rtwconsultant 41-45 2 Responses Apr 23, 2011

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    Pastor Trying To Turn Me Against New Roommate

    I've been looking for a roommate for quite awhile now. I started going to a small home church, and I told the pastor to pray for me to find a roommate. So he calls me and tells me that he has found a roommate for me....I called the girl and we talked, but she did not make a...
    leyna2007 leyna2007 46-50, F 6 Responses Nov 29, 2010

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    The Aftermath Of Spiritual Abuse

    I posted this in another group but I thought it would fit well here as well. There is a lot I can say here but I would like to make it brief and straight to the point. If I were to give out every detail of what I went through it would probably be the size of a book. Awhile back...
    UsernameEntered UsernameEntered 22-25, M 4 Responses Nov 17, 2013

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    If Only All Who Believe Would Be The Active Body With Christ As Their Head;

    Only then would their hearts realize that they are the church because the word “church” means called out ones, and how can a church building made with hands be called out? I write words out of only love with genuine care and concerns for others, I don’t write to judge or...
    timesoftrouble timesoftrouble 56-60, M 2 Responses Mar 3, 2010

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    I Am Just A Vessel

    Firs tof all i like to say i am not great i represent the king and he is beyond great,stop ,repent think because this life is just but a blink, you have roller skates on and this earth is his rink,he is a real good goalie,you can not score one on him little brother,son from...
    Seventhirty457 Seventhirty457 31-35, M Dec 10, 2012

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    Searching The Truth

    We have all been hurt by someone we loved and trusted.  It's a common theme here at EP.  This isn't about being hurt by a church as much as it is a searching for the truth.  With all the criticism's of the bible, one would have to agree that the historical nature...
    silentwitness silentwitness 46-50 12 Responses Mar 4, 2010

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    He Couldn't Take That From Me

    I'm a Catholic and as a teenager I was sexually abused by a priest in one the churches where I was serving at mass. It was a horrible experience which still keeps coming back to haunt me. I immediately left that particular parish but never stopped being a practising Catholic - in...
    shabbytigers shabbytigers 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 18, 2011

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    Beware Of The Leaven Of The Phareese

    Leaven is a MENTAL AND MORAL CORRUPTION that infect others.In one passage he says( Luke 12:1 1In the mean time, when there were gathered together an innumerable multitude of people, insomuch that they trode one upon another, he began to say unto his disciples first of all, Beware...
    savedbygrace savedbygrace 22-25, M 2 Responses Jan 21, 2012

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    People, Not God

    It was people who treated me badly at church, NOT God. God loves me and everyone regardless of everything. It's people who ruin that.
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 8 Responses Oct 11, 2010

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    Hebrews 10:25 - 'Not forsaking the assembling

    of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.' This doesn't say, 'Thou shalt go to weekly church services.' There are several possibilities for assembling with other Christians regularly, but...
    GreenButtercup GreenButtercup 36-40, F 4 Responses Feb 7, 2014

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    Lord, what's blocking revival?

    Another church, and another prayer meeting, a few years ago. Small group prayer meeting, where the elders told us to ask the Lord what was blocking revival in this church. If you ask the Lord a question like that, He will have plenty to say. I submitted to the elders and...
    GreenButtercup GreenButtercup 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 4, 2014

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    The latest thing is that they are trying to

    make me pray loudly in order to build my faith. And if I mention it, they tell me not to care what anyone thinks. But I do care about inappropriate behavior, and I have started to confront it. I don't need to keep being told that I'm lacking in faith. They don't need to build...
    GreenButtercup GreenButtercup 36-40, F 2 Responses Feb 4, 2014

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    I know i hurt so much right now, my heart suffocating like i can't breathing... But i must still go on My heart hurt feel like dying, feels like i can't do anything again... hate...
    plecea plecea 26-30, F 1 Response May 3

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    I'm trying so hard to forget you.... even though Everything about you was a lie... yet you still linger.... why can't your memory die....
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    I used to be really open, and willing to get to know others and want to get to know others. It was never surprising when I got In a new relationship. Now I just can't lol, I'll go...
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    My ex in some ways hurt my self esteem m and left me in a state of confusion. He would call me beautiful but lust for other women. I began to feel ugly. I felt not good enough...
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    Through the looking glass of time I have gazed, Above reproach my actions have not been, But gander into your conscious O' accusers of mine, Silently I shall not bear the echoes...
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    she cheated on me. I am distraught. I am physically ill. I am lonely. my GF has always been the only friend I needed and now...
    Janish Janish 36-40, M 1 Response May 9

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    This week have just been to much for me. Been crying almost everyday of this week. Tired of everyone and everything. I'm just ready to get away from this place and everyone
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    So last night my boyfriend told me to laylow about our relationship. he said he was sorry because he's been through alot. he is stressed about his life. his new job is making him...
    staceycameron staceycameron 22-25, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    It is 4 days before my 3rd Mother's Day without my son. I lost him when I was 27 weeks and 4 days gestation. Two weeks earlier was when the night mare began. I started cramping...
    l34rnt0l1ve l34rnt0l1ve 26-30, F 1 Response May 6

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    i want to get pregnant idont care who says thats stupid but i feel like my life is gonna end soon? im 18 and is looking for a guy between the ages of 18 - 20
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    I make appreciating life lessons a priority. Each day brings something new to be learned, or something old to be reflected upon with a new view. It is up to us to take all things...
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    I don't know what's worse, losing friends or the fact that they don't care they've lost you as a friend.
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    You're rude, you are extremely rude. Stop apologizing later, just don't be rude in the first place. Because once you are rude I feel unloved unwanted
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    It is as if as soon as i start loving someone he or she moves away Same things happened again
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