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I Love God But Don't Go to Church

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 or  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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    I'm twenty years old and living at home with my parents and younger sister (18). I'm in community college and heading out of state next year. Now, here's a simple statement: I don...
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    This thread topic is basically saying you don't believe the bible exists LOL
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    Seriously. We had our Thanksgiving break which was for an entire week and I tried my best to sleep in but I didn't do too much of a great job. Now that it's Sunday (well...
    losingNemo losingNemo 13-15, F Dec 1

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    I don't believe in divorce. So, my first marriage is most likely going to be my only marriage. But I am not going to get married until I am 46 or 49. Lmao
    SunshineH316 SunshineH316 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 28

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    This is so annoying. Its the third time I missed a class at 8am just because I woke up at 10... I am really pissed off by my way of waking up late. And I don't even hear alarm as...
    valiant22 valiant22 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 2

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    I CAN speak it. But I'm hardly fluent. It's just random words and vocabulary I don't know.
    rosaf rosaf 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 8

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    Oh me god I'm so tiirrreeeddd
    EternallyHeartBroken EternallyHeartBroken 13-15, F 4 days ago

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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 1 Response Nov 17

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    I've gone through negative situations that as result I've bottled my emotions. I feel as if that is why I struggle to let go. I need desperately to let this one particular thing go...
    poojibp poojibp 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 2

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    Because he doesn't put any effort into our relationship, or any other relationship in his life. We are stuck together for now, with our house and kid it wouldn't be wise to end it...
    stolenartistalways stolenartistalways 31-35, F 1 day ago

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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 6 Responses Nov 22

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    I wanna run my hands through his hair Stroke the sides of his face Hold his hands tightly Embrace him longer than any other Feel his strong chest Play with his leg hair Pick him up...
    WinterIncandescence WinterIncandescence 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    To the God whom i thought i knew, We are an entire generation with the broken pieces of our religion scattered on the floor around us. We are the children who learned fake...
    Ellabella95 Ellabella95 18-21 Nov 26

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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 12 Responses Nov 21

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    You can't really judge no one cause God said don't judge unless you will be judge some people have it harder then others but everyone have something thats not right in there and if...
    marvel901jones marvel901jones 41-45, M 2 Responses Nov 25

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    I love my fiance, father of my son. I don't want to leave him even though he can be a major pain in the ***. But I often think about whether I should break up with him or not... I...
    ElledaDreamer ElledaDreamer 22-25, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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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 2 Responses Nov 19

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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 Nov 24

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    This is a difficult one and one I am dealing with right now. I have been dating this guy for a few months and he is practically perfect. The only problem is that I don't find him...
    Elpis2012 Elpis2012 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 25

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    You know, I never thought I'd actually live to be 16 and I don't know how I feel about it. My birthday is Friday and I should be excited but i'm not. Nothing changes, i'm still...
    FreedomIsWhatIDesire FreedomIsWhatIDesire 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I feel so stupid.. Maybe it's because I don't want to be alone, I feel bad for him, I met the right person at the wrong time or we just weren't meant to be. I've been with my...
    phantom44a phantom44a 18-21, F 17 hrs ago

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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 Nov 19

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    10 Things You Never Realized You Should Be Thankful For: Thanksgiving is a great reminder to count your blessings. But don’t just be thankful for the “standard” blessings...
    rajblr1970 rajblr1970 41-45, M 3 Responses Nov 25

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    To love the world and look upon it in wonder everyday and never feel like you belong. That is truly devastating. I feel like that everyday. I feel love for humans but don't feel...
    Shniddleyway Shniddleyway 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 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 Nov 19

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    I have five senses but don’t have a sense of direction Don’t know north from south while lost out here in the ocean All i can see is the blurry sun reflection But the waves...
    daydreamer1996 daydreamer1996 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 4

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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 Nov 23

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    Haha, bigots are always a bundle of fun, aren't they?? Considering I come from the Southern United States, they are absolutely everywhere, and you just learn to tune them out; you...
    Boulier Boulier 18-21, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    In the blink of an Eye In the blink of an eye, life's over. There are no second chances given to anyone in that final calling. No one asks if were ready to go or not. We don't...
    secretme1970 secretme1970 41-45, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I hate it when people are together for like a week and are all I love you and ****!! You don't even know them mofucka!!🙌
    Zac8503 Zac8503 26-30, M 5 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    Out Of My League Crush. Soo, I'm a girl with a lot of insecurities and unsure about myself. So therefore I can't have something to describe myself that comes out of my own thoughts...
    killcutes killcutes 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 22

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    Out Of My League Crush. Soo, I'm a girl with a lot of insecurities and unsure about myself. So therefore I can't have something to describe myself that comes out of my own thoughts...
    killcutes killcutes 16-17, F Nov 22