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I Love God But Don't Go to Church

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    Heaven Competition - JESUS LOVES ME, THIS I KNOW& NOT BECAUSE I PUT ON A SHOW......And this is the very reason I don't go to a church to worship.  All these people who dress up...
    JustAnotherMother JustAnotherMother 51-55, F 7 Responses Mar 22, 2011

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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...
    MissVenom MissVenom 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 18, 2010

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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...
    newasexy newasexy 26-30, F Jan 25, 2012

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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...
    idee idee 31-35 2 Responses May 24, 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...
    TheGardener TheGardener 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 23, 2009

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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...
    mama12345678 mama12345678 51-55, F 3 Responses Jan 28, 2013

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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...
    ladyinrage ladyinrage 46-50, F Sep 23, 2013

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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...
    afreimann afreimann 41-45, F Jan 25, 2013

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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...
    GlowingINFJ GlowingINFJ 22-25, F Jul 5, 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. ...
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F Aug 26, 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...
    LegacyX LegacyX 16-17, M Aug 9, 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...
    Colormevibrant Colormevibrant 46-50, F 6 Responses Sep 27, 2009

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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...
    lstevens0981 lstevens0981 31-35, M Jul 18, 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...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 23, 2011

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    Yes. This is definitely me right now. It's horrible. I'm trying to listen to some classical music but doesn't works either..
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    I will always love my ex boyfriend Dorian and we use to fight so hard sometimes when we got into arguments and I use to cry so hard. I know that we love for each other but we have...
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    TinaBuckel TinaBuckel 13-15, F Apr 6

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    I want to let go of the past that built me today , the sad memories that have scared me. The times that I wish I wasn't alive. I want to let go
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    I always wanted to wake up at 6:00 AM everyday, so I could enjoy breakfast, morning workout, watching news on TV etc. Even I set alarms at least 20 alarms everyday, but they...
    andywei andywei 26-30, M Mar 19

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    Hey, can anybody relate to this? Cause I really do.
    ShixyLove ShixyLove 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    It's going to be hot again today in Perth Western Australia I wished winter would make its mind up well its really autumn I suppose not that the seasons here are prominent its hot...
    longwetslippery longwetslippery 36-40, M 4 days ago

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    I hate to stereotype God as some deity who takes pleasure in our suffering or humilation. Or God who claims to love us but does not interfere in the affairs of humans and sits upon...
    FainofHearts FainofHearts 22-25, M 2 Responses Apr 1

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    Hello I'm a 18 year old Persian girl from Belgium all the problems began when I was 1 and a half years old, I lost 4 fingers in an accident in the eyes of my mother and got...
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    Don't believe an ANY gods. They have all been created by man to control people. I'm the only open Atheist in our family and am isolated as a result, which is not a bad thing. I don...
    lakeluver lakeluver 66-70, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Maybe I'm just a cocky bastard, but I don't feel like I've ever been in love, and I don't want to be. I read all these experiences about people loving in a sexless relationship...
    mybonerandme mybonerandme 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 17

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    I'm sure when I was little, I loved my mum, dad and sister a lot. But as I've grown up, and especially now that I've got a boyfriend and am getting closer to all my friends, I don...
    Chez98 Chez98 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I think my parents love me, but I always put it this way: they, especially my mom, were like little kids who wanted a puppy but don't know how to take care of it. I have no...
    ashleymaggie ashleymaggie 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    ceetasha23 ceetasha23 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 20

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    you do not know me, and I do not know you, so why do you want to judge me ? till I have lived your live, I would never judge you. on EP are so many different people, feelings...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 5

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    The last 2 days have been worse. My work know I have struggled with life, but don't know how this has caused my recent absence. Since I heard of the death of Peaches Geldoff I...
    Aspell Aspell 31-35 2 Responses Apr 8

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    I can sense negativity in the things i say. It may come across as rude, and i notice almost immediately, but i am too awkward and anxious to smoothly correct the statement, i just...
    theMETAmonologue theMETAmonologue 18-21, F Mar 20

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    I trust no one sad but true i have had my fair share of people breaking my trust, and making a fool out of me, so now i call the shots, i protect myself by building up walls, i get...
    TrueBlueyes TrueBlueyes 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 23

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    It's all fine and dandy if you follow religion, but don't shove your opinions down my throat. I have my beliefs and you have yours. I'm tired of people trying to convince me to...
    ceetasha23 ceetasha23 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 25

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    I miss the city sometimes because in my brain there these pretty places that are so clean where all the people are awesome. I also want to go to hangout festival and become a beach...
    timeaftertimeisnogood timeaftertimeisnogood 31-35, M Apr 1

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    I'm mad at my friend lately. I'm really displeased with the way she hates on America. She's been drawing burning flags and puts down everything, and I hate it because I disagree...
    hoovesstarfighter hoovesstarfighter 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    I have always loved the idea of someday finding the perfect guy for me and getting married in some fairy tale scenario. But as I got older and watched relationships around me fail...
    ariel2891 ariel2891 22-25, F 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    This is my story. I grew up in an Atheist household, and got my passion for Christianity from my other relatives. I loved to talk about it all the time! As I started to get older i...
    EvangelistTeen EvangelistTeen 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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    After 12 years and several cancers, my mother passed away last week. What I perceived, felt and saw in that time is what brought me to discover what an empath is. I have accepted...
    mrbless mrbless 36-40, M 3 Responses Mar 25

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    I normally don't express my religion. At all. I don't even suggest it. But I figure it's okay to on here. I don't have a specific religion, I just know I love god. I know there is...
    lindsayanon lindsayanon 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 20

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    I don't pray every night, I don't read my bible, I don't go to church, I want to practice doing them, I pray every other day. But I still don't forget that there's a god, he knows...
    mrij mrij 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 3

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    So today I went to see God's not dead!!:) and it was a really amazing and touching movie. Well after I left I was thinking on how I have been moving away from God.. It really...
    drs0307 drs0307 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    I feel same! Please don't think that "I worst christian" you are fine just keep going church and praying for help! Yesterday I feel same and I started to pray in my bedroom and...
    ChristianColeCrosman ChristianColeCrosman 13-15, M Mar 30

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    MW3fan258 MW3fan258 18-21, M 4 Responses Apr 5

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    riley7253 riley7253 56-60, M 1 Response Mar 22

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