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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 135 People

    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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    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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    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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    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 4 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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    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

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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

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    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 19 Responses Sep 26, 2010

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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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    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

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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

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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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    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 3 Responses Feb 7

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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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    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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    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 8 Responses Mar 4, 2010

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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

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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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    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 1 Response May 13

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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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    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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    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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    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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    My Mom died in 2008. My Dad died in 2009. My finace was killed in a motorcycle accident in 2010 Just 2 weeks before we were to get married and go to Costa Rica. Yes, I have been...
    Vickielynn1960 Vickielynn1960 51-55, F 8 hrs ago

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    I have been hurt by someone I considered close on ep
    1losthope 1losthope 18-21, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    I know my family loves me and I too want to be with them. It just hurts to have been overly disciplined and abused.
    kiddishguy kiddishguy 26-30, M 8 hrs ago

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    It is just so unfair, but I know that the hereafter has better in store. I cannot help but cry and hurt so much. I feel so suicidal. I really have been through so much. From birth...
    SadAbdul SadAbdul 26-30, M Nov 23

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    I don't know where to begin. Do u remember the first time we talked? I do. It was back at eminence in late 2013. Economics classes. It's like some twisted law of fate, I think I'm...
    Tearsinmycheek Tearsinmycheek 16-17, F Nov 29

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    Me and my twin have been through so much together it's not even funny she's my bestie for life. But she puts her bf's before me I'm always there when she needs me but lately she's...
    yeahis18 yeahis18 18-21, F Dec 1

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    The worst emotional pain is your first rejection and it happened to me in the first grade when i liked a boy but i knew i wasn't allowed to have a boyfriend. One day someone...
    Cheshirecupacat Cheshirecupacat 13-15, F 1 hr ago

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    I'm tired of being hurt. It's caused me to developed an uncaring attitude towards girls who claim to have feelings for me. If she starts to take me for granted, treating me like...
    AgentSickler AgentSickler 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 2

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    I don't have any feelings left. Not love , hate ,passion for life. I have had my heart ripped inside out more times than I can count in the last 6 months . The shear lack of trust...
    1tanner 1tanner 51-55, F 2 Responses Dec 6

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    The teachers who I looked up to for guidance and inspiration did not realize that the constant embarrassment, harsh words, and bullying from them would affect a small child. From...
    Cutiepeachpie Cutiepeachpie 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 28

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    I never thought that one day he would hurt me. Emotionally. I still remember the day we had this deep conversation about feelings and how I said that I am emotionally strong. Well...
    Toomuchlittle Toomuchlittle 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 5

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    It's funny how a person can give all their time n energy to a relationship that they thought was everything n find out years later that it was all a lie. still feeling hurt...
    Butterflylove45 Butterflylove45 41-45, F 1 Response Dec 12

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    I think you still like me,But we can't escape the fact that I'm Pushed you so much..I knew this was going to happen,So I am not blaming you for this.I am not angry,either.I should...
    koustav1 koustav1 31-35, M 3 Responses Dec 12

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    Ever since I can remember, my immediate family members have looked out for themselves. My mom won't do something unless it's financially convenient for her and my half sisters...
    acamacho4 acamacho4 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 25

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    Trust is earned. It's like a rubber, the more it's used the less it becomes. I've completely lost my trust in people. Some people who I am so close to I still don't trust them...
    TylerOakleyIsBae TylerOakleyIsBae 13-15, F Dec 3

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    I fell in love well at least I thought I did with this one girl who I thought was absolutely breath taking. I would do anything so she would she how I cared about her. Took her to...
    eagleeye825 eagleeye825 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 13

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    K people...just because I was raped, doesn't mean I am not a human...it means I am a victim and I need people too support me...I am a human being and hurt just as much as you do...
    ThePeebs ThePeebs 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    My boyfriend and I are as happy as we could possibly be. We are soul mates, and we have a strong connection to one another. Nobody seems to understand though. Everyone accuses him...
    thewritestuff27 thewritestuff27 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 8

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    when I was younger about 5 my mom passed away and left me and my two brother so we went to foster care but my aunt soon picked us up before my mom passed away she ask my aunt...
    jayjonesonelove22 jayjonesonelove22 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 13

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    I feel cold right now. Cold emotional pain running throughout my body as if it were air. I can't speak, If i do tears will follow. I feel like I'm unable to move right now, almost...
    Mixedemotions2k Mixedemotions2k 13-15, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    You acted like you liked me but then you rejected me and I had already grown some sort of feelings for you and it hurt when I had to say bye I cried instantly but I was probably...
    lilellie415 lilellie415 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 25

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    All my relationships - dating, family and friends. I've been lied to and cheated it, made feel unimportant, verbally and mentally abused to the point where i have a hard time...
    bestofme85 bestofme85 26-30, F Dec 4

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    I was hurt by someone recently in a way that I NEVER imagined possible. This whole ordeal has just proven to me even more that you never FULLY know a person. Whether it's your...
    heartless91 heartless91 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 12

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    How people replace us from their life..??One day we are everything,the next day we are nothing....Some day they pray to get us,And another day they regret to love us...Time changes...
    vijayramesha vijayramesha 18-21 3 Responses 6 days ago

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