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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 118 People

    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 7 Responses Oct 11, 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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    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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    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...
    Buckley4U Buckley4U 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 4

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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 10 Responses Mar 6, 2010

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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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    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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    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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    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...
    Buckley4U Buckley4U 36-40, F 4 Responses Feb 7

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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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    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...
    Buckley4U Buckley4U 36-40, F 2 Responses Feb 4

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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 3 Responses Nov 17, 2013

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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.'
    Buckley4U Buckley4U 36-40, F Feb 7

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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 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.
    Buckley4U Buckley4U 36-40, F Feb 4

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    Hurts when someone shows you, you meant nothing at all and you believed you did.
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    Don't leave me lonely, I'm giving you life, I've offered up my heart only yours will suffice This shell I've become of what I once knew, defeated and borrowed, broken and blue. I...
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    Truth be told, I ache with the remembrance of old pains. My heart is formed of shrapnel and my mind is an orchestra of a thousand little voices singing of what I've done... Or...
    typedwriter typedwriter 26-30, F Apr 7

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    so here i am.i have.not posted on ep before but i hope i can be of some inspiration. life for me used to be hard as a child i was abused both emotionally and sexually.i was...
    strongerandwiser strongerandwiser 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 25

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    Help! I was broken up with a few days ago. I thought I was doing fine, then sometimes I'm caught with my guard down and this pain in my chest hurts all the more. I'd call myself a...
    aintthatinnocent aintthatinnocent 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    They never beat me in the face so that no one can see but my whole family hates me. They call me names and punish me. Like hitting me on my bum or giving me their leftovers cold as...
    SabrinaInTears SabrinaInTears 13-15, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    Just left...doesn't text me or want to talk. Anytime I try and be nice and see how he's doing he'll be short and just act like he doesn't care. Why did you even come in my life...
    93rp 93rp 18-21, F Apr 5

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    She would turn every single action in to something that would isolate or offend me. Thinking back now I realise I was a fool for always forgiving her every mistake, for wanting her...
    Hidebehindtherain Hidebehindtherain 26-30, M 2 Responses Apr 14

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    Was planing to write this whole story about it but eh.. Think I will just give the nutt shell Version instead.. Got asked out by this girl I knew from a cuzin on Fourth of July...
    StevensTHEname StevensTHEname 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 14

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    I once was married 9 years to a drug addict alcoholic who blatantly refused help..I tried desperately to help him, until I heard this quote from a professional nurse. Swim for the...
    cinnamonrose cinnamonrose 56-60, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    My brother went through nasty divorce ten years ago. I helped him for 18 months preparing paperwork, consulting with his attorney, etc. so his ex-wife wouldn't take him to the...
    fourjacks fourjacks 61-65 2 Responses Apr 13

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    Forgive not because they deserve it. Forgive because it gives you peace.
    lurveruinsit lurveruinsit 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 26

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    If you love me so much. Then how could you abandon me... Everyone leaves.
    NeeverForget NeeverForget 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    I'm scared to love and make friends
    Ifeelkikeaghosht Ifeelkikeaghosht 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 5

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    I started crying at a book once in school Becuz I felt so bad that this person had to go through what they did....
    MyHeadsUnderWater MyHeadsUnderWater 13-15, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    It it interesting to see the reactions of others to my situation. My family, friends, strangers, everyone has an opinion and a strong one at that. I married my hubby for the wrong...
    unexpectedlove15 unexpectedlove15 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    Anyone who looks at my page can see that I have been through some hard things. I battle depression; I am a cutter; I've had a suicide attempt; I loved someone that didn't love me...
    Imhurtingtoo Imhurtingtoo 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 31

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    It's My Fault - I couldn't help it, I became a control freak and I tried controlling my friend's character and tried making them do what I wanted. It's just well, i'm a...
    Monstermaster13 Monstermaster13 22-25, M 1 hr ago

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    It saddens me so muh to see so many peole on here who have been rejected by church. I worked for my church and they restructered my position so my junior got my job. I have...
    sassychristian sassychristian 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    Its been a few months since posting and I can say that Im still in the same situation. He left for a while, as normal. This time was different though. He left and his ex gf got...
    ammyyy ammyyy 26-30, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    For a little over a year I have been trying to explain the reasons and motivations behind the way I have lived my life since I married my husband. I have never been able to explain...
    isis55 isis55 56-60, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    Everybody who I've told what she does to me says that she is abusive, but I'm still not sure. I know that she's narcissistic because in all the articles I read about it almost all...
    jules401 jules401 13-15, F 7 Responses Mar 29

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    I was depressed all the time a mother of toe and one on the way I felt lost I had a home And husband a car a boat a family.. No reason I know now to be depressed I lost my 7 month...
    laceykight laceykight 26-30, F Apr 13

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    I just checked my last story I posted and its almost been a year sense I have been on this site! Maybe its a sign I shouldn't work two jobs?
    starlight721 starlight721 18-21 2 hrs ago

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    it is infuriating to receive mail from E P Allie telling me that once again a group I belonged to was deleted for a policy violation...is it unreasonable to believe someone...
    warstorm warstorm 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 9

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    This past months were not easy at all. I wanted to die so many times. Inside I felt empty sometimes sad. I knew that my problem was because my heart was torn between what was and...
    888ob 888ob 31-35, F Apr 14

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    Well, if you want to get technical, I still am. I'm still in and out of a few of the shelters in my area. However, I know this is a temporary situation that was meant to teach me...
    Mariposa85 Mariposa85 26-30, F Apr 8

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    I often wonder if we all have angels and if some or most of us just never find them because we stray from the right path God put us on. I have an angel, she first came to me in...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 18-21, F Apr 8

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    A Decision I Made... Years Ago. To have and to hold from this day forward. Sept 15, 2001 on this date I informed my spouse and said "I was going to transition into a woman, many...
    Trisha60ts Trisha60ts 61-65, T 3 Responses Mar 24

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    I was a wild dancer that loved to do powermoves. I am a member of a Breakers Crew. However I consider myself an ex dancer. Years ago I wanted to continue practicing powermoves, and...
    HandsomeRocker HandsomeRocker 18-21, M Apr 7

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    I've been with my boyfriend almost 2 years now, we had a really big argument and he wouldn't speak to me for a while I was very drunk when the argument happened and couldn't have...
    louise4444 louise4444 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 9

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