I Love God and Dont Go to Church

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 526 People

    I Don't Know Anymore.

    I come from a very anti religious family.  They don't hate religion or anything, but they don't believe in it either.  I've never admitted that I believe in God, and am almost ashamed to say I do.  My head tells me there cant be a God, my heart tells me there is...
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    1 Response Jun 17, 2008

    Since When

    Since when did one require the other?
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Feb 9, 2011

    I believe in God but I don't believe in the

    church. God for me is universal. He does not discriminate, he will never tell you which religion is better. Whether we call him Buddha, Allah or even Yahweh, he is still God. We are all equal in his eyes and he is the same entity in all our eyes. He is God. What I have lost...
    CantankerousBabe CantankerousBabe
    26-30, F
    Oct 18, 2014

    I have not been to church

    since May of this year. I used to attend church regularly, but I stopped going because I felt that the church I was attending was not feeding me spiritually. I'll admit that I'm more of a spiritual person than religious. I would not be able to be happy and strive each day if I...
    jasminecg311 jasminecg311
    22-25, F
    1 Response Dec 8, 2013

    Now I have came upon an interesting topic on EP

    over the last day or so. To and fro , RELIGIOUS AND ATHEIST people find things to throw back at each other . It's like who is going to be the biggest file buster or which team is going to prove the other wrong. I have seen a post where there was a link, and it had comparisons...
    Stephenrko Stephenrko
    36-40, M
    1 Response Jan 16, 2015

    IAM a Christan But I Dont Go to Church

    lunnas lunnas
    41-45, F
    1 Response Jun 19, 2008

    Still Searching

    i love God more than anything. years ago i stopped going. bad things happened and i fell farther, farther away. now, i look to Him and i still get answers but i don't feel Him like i use to. i crave the love i once had. i blamed Him for everything and sometime i feel like even...
    wvgal83 wvgal83
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Mar 30, 2008


    WHEN YOU DO WHERE IS YOU'RE MIND? ON YOUR OWN DESIRES OR ON HIS EXPECTATIONS OF YOU? http://ttimeofttrouble.webs.com/howmuchdoyoulovegod.htm
    timesoftrouble timesoftrouble
    61-65, M
    Apr 28, 2014

    Sadly most of the standing rune stones were

    destroyed by the crusades but I where my Mjolnir around my neck everyday to show my support for Thor.
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits
    22-25, M
    1 Response Jan 20, 2015

    I Need to Go.

    my husband is anti church right now but i know i need to go. i feel it in my heart. its like i feel so good when i go to church and can sing and hearing the pastor talk. it always feels like he is talking directly to me and about what i am going through. its so sad that i let my...
    goldie25 goldie25
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Jun 5, 2008

    I Don't Miss It

    I was an all out supporter of Church, I taught sunday school when I was 14 to 21, became an elder at my church at the age of 16! Very big acomplishment. I have taken lots of bible classes, volunteered for Church camp and it all was wonderful until i couldnt take it anymore! I...
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    3 Responses Jun 17, 2008

    Loving God And Not Assembling Ourselves Together Together Is An Oxymoron

    Since you love GOD how do you respond to :  Hebrews 10:25"not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as a custom of various is, but exhorting, and so much the more as you/we see the day coming nigh. (William's Literal Translation) My suggestion is start one in you own...
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    May 11, 2012

    Yes I love god but I don't go to church As I

    was treated badly and look down by some memembers at the church One day as I was entering the Coptic church in Bournemouth a Syrian lady looked at me and I saw hatred and anger in her eyes so I avoided her She followed me into the church and came right to my face and looked up...
    pineauuk pineauuk
    36-40, F
    1 Response Oct 5, 2014

    God ... Father, Son, Holy Spirit ...

    When we love God and I do ... we are His church one body all in Him ... So many think the church is a building ... read both the old and new Testaments ...
    francis28340 francis28340
    61-65, M
    Jun 4, 2008

    I not been church for ten years my faith been

    rocky for years due to people in churchs messing with my heart and mind . I called out to church's vir email for help five weeks ago never herd back of them. I went to a church enjoyed being there spoke to three people one was the leader he looked down on me and did not want to...
    Leylandlad Leylandlad
    41-45, M
    3 Responses Dec 27, 2015

    Going Back To Church...

    My family has begun to go to church again...my kids have talked us into attending the church they go to in the city (about 50 miles away) I have made it there twice. This weekend I lasted about 20 minutes into it, and lost it. Tears were running down my face and I just had to...
    JennaR JennaR
    51-55, F
    3 Responses Aug 13, 2012

    Too many times I have seen

    and heard believers say you love God but you don't go to church. If you love God you will understand that the church was created for jesus to be glorified and for his ppl to fellowship and understand the word of God so that they can have a purpose when it is time for them to...
    nsmoov nsmoov
    2 Responses Jan 19, 2015

    I Love God

    Unfortunately I have been lazy about going to church on Sunday mornings.   I am a helper in a Monday night 1-3 grade class and wish I didn't have that commitment for I feel it is too restrictive ( no fun time for the kids ).    I also go to a Bible study...
    zusinda zusinda
    Feb 8, 2010

    Thinking of Leaving

    I put this under goals rather than reality because right now I am still go to church.  What frustrates me is that I have been attending church in this area for several years and have yet to make one genuine friend. Sure...there is a lot of talk about "fellowship...
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    2 Responses Sep 17, 2009

    I Love God , I Don't Th...

    I love God , I don't think you have to go to church to let God know you love him, I believe he's everywhere so I can love him wherever I want to.
    keyna keyna
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Mar 29, 2008

    God is everywhere in the world around us,

    yes church is important and I go probably once a month but I don't feel any further from God than when I was going to church twice a week. sometimes seeing the world around us I feel closer when I am outside paddling down a river.
    kerrmit84 kerrmit84
    31-35, M
    1 Response Jan 20, 2015

    Not One and the Same

    I hate when people ask me if I go to church and when I say no they then assume that I don't believe in God... or that I can't believe in God! I'm sorry this to me is ignorant... and they just seem to find me. I have to wonder if somewhere on me a religious person hasn't stamped...
    GoddessNakiBean GoddessNakiBean
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Feb 9, 2009


    I don't belong to a church because I haven't found one I feel is the right fit. I'm trying the area churches on for size right now and hoping I will find the one that's right for me.  My problem is that I keep running into churches that appear to be spreading the word...
    DopeyGirl DopeyGirl
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Dec 14, 2007

    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
    1 Response Jan 21, 2012

    This Is What You Call A Revelation

    I’m listening to a Joyce Meyer podcast after dinner this evening, as I usually do, and the podcast is part 3 of a 3-part series. Now, I say “as I usually do”, but it’s important to note that I really felt led to listen to this last podcast of hers at this particular time...
    kristinlately kristinlately
    26-30, F
    Dec 3, 2010

    i love God. but i honestly feel a lot more

    comfortable watching sermons on tv rather than going to church. but then again having a relationship with other christians is a good thing.
    mirandasoltero mirandasoltero
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 19, 2015

    Don't Know Why I Can't Commit to a Church

    I'm committed to God.  I study the bible, meditate on His word (I really do meditate) His actions, His legacy so to speak.  Then why can I not be committed to a local church.  I've gone to 5 in the last few years, more off than on.  I blame a lot of it on...
    gdgtgrl gdgtgrl
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Jun 29, 2008

    Just Not For Me

     Honestly, I can't stand church. I mean, I think it's good for some people and hey, go for it, but it's not for me. I hate the idea of it, I guess. Let's go gather once-two-ten times a week and cry, laugh, share our stories about Jesus...? Umm... no, I'll keep my experiences...
    kleisse kleisse
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jun 19, 2008

    I've had too many experiences

    when I was younger the made me not like organized religion ...
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    Dec 21, 2014

    Was A Member Of One For 16 Years

    I've visited a few others since leaving that one but I've come to the conclusion that I should allow the Holy Spirit guide me to where I should be.  Maybe I should be a member of a group or maybe I don't need one.  The Lord knows who belong to him and that is his body...
    Purehope Purehope
    41-45, F
    Oct 17, 2009

    Your Spirituality Should Be a Choice

    I've studied many religions through high school and college and every religion has a different way of worshipping.  Does this mean that any one religion is more right or wrong than another in the way they worship?  I don't believe this to be the case.  I was raised...
    rainbowlicious7 rainbowlicious7
    26-30, F
    1 Response Dec 12, 2007

    My Story

    I have walked with God all my life and always will but I do not go to church! I spend several hours every day reading and studying the scriptures and my experience with churches is that most of the people I'n the congregations are double talking hypocrites! No one is perfect...
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    5 Responses Feb 12, 2011

    Raised In a Semi-religious Family

    as a child, i went to sunday school every sunday. i learned bible stories. i read the bible. i went to confirmation in my lutheran church. in high school, i was a sunday school teacher myself. i volunteered with my churches youth group and spread the love of God to the kids at my...
    leelee2007 leelee2007
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Jun 16, 2007

    I love God and am religious

    but I don't need to physically go to church to be religious.
    sammylynn333 sammylynn333
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 19, 2014

    Awakened To A Nightmare

    I've finished reading "The Awakening" by Kate Chopin and I just can't stop thinking about it. I can vividly remember the lines I've quoted and posted in tumblr. It really bothers me because the lines I've quoted are mostly what the main character thinks and feels and that is...
    wishiwasthat wishiwasthat
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Oct 11, 2010

    A God I Can Call My Own

    I grew up mormon, and I turned hardcore LDS when I was 14, because I prayed and had a powerful experience.  Basically, I started feeling like I was on fire and felt more joy than I had ever experienced (in immediate answer to my prayer), and I felt like God had manifested...
    SeraphicWannabe SeraphicWannabe
    22-25, M
    7 Responses Jun 19, 2008

    Not That I Have Anything Against Going

    I believe God can communicate to us in many ways. Church is one way but there are many others' too. Although I like going to church, because of other factors, I am just unable to but I don't think there is anything wrong with that.
    Vanbelieves Vanbelieves
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Jan 6, 2012
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