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I Love God But Don't Go to Church

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    Praise Him Any Where

    I give praise to my God where ever and whenever I like. He has always been there for me and has pulled me through a lot of situations where I thought there was no way out. I don't go to any kind of man made church because it's just that man made. I can't say that I have always...
    ladyinrage ladyinrage 46-50, F Sep 23, 2013

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    Me Too..

    I love God but dont go to mainstream church. I have a little group that I go to a lot and I fellowship a lot with my friends. But "church" I have been called out of. It is too man made. Too man lead. Too much anger, hostility, hatred, judgment ... etc. Christians (I have...
    mama12345678 mama12345678 51-55, F 3 Responses Jan 28, 2013

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    Having A Relationship With God With Out Going To A Church Fellowship.

    When I was a young little boy, I use to attend church with my Grandmother and a couple of my cousins, and we went for a couple of years, but as we got older and my grandmother became to Ill to attend, so we didn't attend the church anymore, But later when I was about 12 years old...
    lstevens0981 lstevens0981 31-35, M Jul 18, 2012

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    I Love God But Dont Go To Church.

    I used to go to church, more then Once a year, but not quite regularly. I went there when i needed to feel spiritually fed. I was semi raised in the church. Meaning my family has been in the same old Church for over 50 years. We didn't Go Every sunday, but we went often enough...
    MissVenom MissVenom 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 18, 2010

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    God Loves Everyone

     i have always felt there was a god. but for the past 4 or 5 years my parents have becaome very into the whole church thing. they used to be into drugs before and im glad they stoped. i just wish they didnt always try to push god on me and everyone around them. they have...
    TheGardener TheGardener 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 23, 2009

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    I Believe In God But Don't Go To Church Because.........

    I believe in God but don't go to church because my upbringing wasn't that religious. So I found that when I started to go church about a year ago I didn't know the Bible and hymns as much as the other people there and it was rather hard to fit in. Furthermore most people in my...
    GlowingINFJ GlowingINFJ 22-25, F Jul 5, 2013

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    I Would Like To Go To Church Sometimes

    but I don't have a car or access to get there as I would like but I pray in my own way. I think I'd like to go to the anglican church orĀ  wesley methodist or uniting or even the Ba'hi another one other than catholic I have lost faith in the catholic church I feel the catholic...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 23, 2011

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    Want To

    While I do not go to church and still believe in God I do want to go but my parents just can't be bothered with it most times. They say we need to go but they never actually take me and my younger brothers.
    LegacyX LegacyX 16-17, M Aug 9, 2012

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    Believe In God

    I used to go to church mostly on an occasion like Christmas and Easter.  I  also go for a christening, communion, confirmation, wedding and funeral.  A few years ago, I went a few times with my mother-in-law and I have to admit, when I did go, it felt good. ...
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F Aug 26, 2010

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    The1960texan The1960texan 51-55, M 4 Responses Oct 14, 2013

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    Too Different To Accept...

    I still don't know why I was not accepted in church. I was a single mother and well.... I guess I was judged on that. I went with my mom and people would talk to her but they did not talk to me. I was ignored. My mom did not mind much. She enjoys attention.I used to try and dress...
    idee idee 31-35 2 Responses May 24, 2012

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    But As Of This Sunday, The 27th, I'm Going Back. Have To.

    Ok, even though I'm a graduate of a stringent, challenging long-term residential women's ministry (three times I completed the program, in fact), for the last approximate three years I've simply not attended church. I think perhaps I need the authority and mentorship as well as...
    afreimann afreimann 41-45, F Jan 25, 2013

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    I Believe In God But Not Everything I'm Told

    I wasn't that raised with that great of a religious upbringing to begin with. My mother would sing hymns and force us to go to a church of the friend of our familys when she was on her way to work and never went herself. Unless you count alcohol to be holy water of course. I went...
    newasexy newasexy 26-30, F Jan 25, 2012

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    Guilt Keeps Me Out of Church

    I think about church all the time.  I actually really want to go.  Unfortunately, I'm at a place in my life where I'm not living it as I feel I should. Knowing this, and feeling too weak to change my course at the moment, I'm loath to go to church.  How can I face...
    Colormevibrant Colormevibrant 46-50, F 6 Responses Sep 27, 2009

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    My cousin who is the same age as me, 31, made a comment that if she could turn back time, she would never had kids. This is the 2nd time she's said this and I got so disgusted. She...
    Hopeless314 Hopeless314 31-35, F 6 Responses Oct 27

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    Before ANYONE ever has kids, they need to have a dog for a couple years, if you can raise a dog, you possibly can raise a child, but if you can't keep a dog, Don't. Have. Kids.
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 14 Responses Nov 2

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    I agree with this so much. I'm related to someone who has a child but doesn't want to be a parent anf ive ended up raising my niece since she was born. I love her like she's my own...
    crunchatizamecaptin crunchatizamecaptin 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 6

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    I don't consider what I do every day to be living but merely existing. I'll go through the motions and put the mask on to convince people I'm ok.
    ShyGuy990 ShyGuy990 22-25, M Nov 11

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    Mom, dad if you really did love me you'd know how much these boys mean to me. It's because of you I had to lean on a band when I'm feeling alone.
    NightChanges1D NightChanges1D 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 26

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    If you didn't want to have the responsibility of raising a child then you should of wrapped it the **** up. So now because you were careless or reckless a child has to go through...
    ALostSiren ALostSiren 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 7

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    My mother has a lot of narcissistic attributes. I have done everything in life trying not to be like her. She is cold, manipulative, emotionally abusive and growing up physically...
    fieryfairy fieryfairy 41-45, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Police say a man and his girlfriend are charged with murdering the girlfriend's 3-year-old son. Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan announced the arrests of Gary Fellenbaum...
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    Some women are just too shameful and cunning, they would use pregnancy to tie dumb rich guys down. Children being used as a means to an end. Those kind of people who bring innocent...
    Peccare Peccare 22-25, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    I love God, but why does he condemn those who love the same sex. Being in love with a women is no different than being in love with a man. Love is love. And the Lord tells me that...
    DefineLoveToMe DefineLoveToMe 16-17, F 4 Responses Nov 14

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    I've heard a lot of people say: "Kids are a God blessing". Oh they are? Let's analyze that shall we: Well first off, I've heard pregnancy is a real b*tch, but that's only just the...
    DeathstalkerScorpion DeathstalkerScorpion 22-25, M 3 Responses Oct 30

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    I love God but lately it's been really hard for me to believe that he can do anything for me.. I've been feeling like he just doesn't care about me anymore. I truly want to serve...
    isabel16 isabel16 16-17, F 11 Responses 2 days ago

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    Don't tell me you love me. You don't know me you can't love something you don't know anything about. So please don't think you love me because you don't love me but you love what...
    mymindsalivingnightmare mymindsalivingnightmare 13-15, F 4 Responses Oct 24

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    your the best .. I love how sure and confident you are of my felling towards you ,i love the looks on your eyes and the way you rub and hold my hands ,i love how simple,nice and...
    haithamgg haithamgg 18-21, M Oct 29

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    UNCONDITIONAL? I don't believe in loving someone totally 'unconditionally'. How can there be absolutely no conditions? How?? The closest kind of love I could see fitting...
    Babydoll42 Babydoll42 41-45, F 27 Responses Oct 30

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    I don't know what the difference is? It's clear there is but I don't know what it is? Lust I feel is the more powerful of the two but love is the deeper more meaningful emotion...
    NihilImpetus NihilImpetus 31-35, F 3 Responses Nov 3

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    I've probably said this to 20 people on here. But its worth repeating: The source of all unhappiness is having expectation. Expectations exist solely in your mind. They are a...
    hmmhmmhmm hmmhmmhmm 26-30 4 days ago

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    ... I am married and in a committed and Polyamorous marriage.. I love my lovers.. what I don't have to do is bring their lovers into my marriage or my relationships. If their...
    GypsyHeartedPoet GypsyHeartedPoet 36-40, F 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    Well this on line communication perfect world of what? As I continue seeking compassion and somthing real, as opposed to a written word with no emontional content , I began to...
    rabbitmagic rabbitmagic 46-50, M 1 Response Oct 24

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    I very rarely say I love you. If I do, I really mean it, and you know this because I rarely say it to people, other than close family. I only have one friend I have said it too...
    Ellie1027 Ellie1027 13-15, F Nov 1

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    I'd love to be less guarded around people in an ideal world. Maybe it'll open more doors to me. But I've been letdown by people far too much, and not too many people have proven...
    Reallifeperson Reallifeperson 22-25, M Nov 15

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    When new friends say "I love you" I don't say it back unless I really care about them like that. It's not even an in love kind of way, just love in general.
    XxAlphaCentaurixX XxAlphaCentaurixX 26-30, T 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    I just feel really awkward when it happens. I've ran into a few people & it's been an alright experience I've said hi or hey, throw a smile...if it's an old high school friend...
    Isayis23 Isayis23 26-30, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Not my usual type of post, but one I felt compelled to write after the latest crazy decision made by the muppets in charge... EP is clearly run by incredibly up tight mis informed...
    Kinkycharlotte Kinkycharlotte 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 13

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    This is to all of those that ignore God. Those that know he's there but just don't care, that I think he's just there to punish you. I was there wants, I know the feeling. You may...
    tonight93 tonight93 18-21, M 4 Responses Oct 30

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    I love my God, Jesus Christ, but I don't wanna go to church XD I'm lazy XD but I respect God! :)
    xxBoyishGirlxx xxBoyishGirlxx 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    You do, or you don't. I happen to not even though my mother is catholic, and I went to Sunday school I think it is a croc. My mother told me when she went to the Catholic Church...
    heather81 heather81 31-35, F 4 Responses Oct 26

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    I hate the image and cage engraved by the ppl who don't like me. I don't like them either but I don't spread my opinions about them. just because my individual experience with them...
    TheAnonymous99 TheAnonymous99 18-21, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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