I Really Do Love God But I Don't Always Love Church

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    Disenchanted

    I have been disenchanted with church for a very long time, almost all my life, I think. It seems like church is all about money. I get most disgusted by the big tv evangelist. They are making as much money in some cases as movie stars (which is equally disgusting in my opinion...
    tnewton65 tnewton65
    46-50
    Jun 3, 2012

    I Don't Go

    I used to go to church and I used to enjoy it but inevitably every church I've been to (and there have been many) something goes awry. The last church I went to I really loved and the people and the pastor were great. Then the pastors son started dating this girl who was the most...
    DelightfulBabe08 DelightfulBabe08
    26-30
    11 Responses Sep 23, 2008

    I Thought I Was An Atheist...but I'm Not....honestly, I Don't Know What I Am....

    I used to go to a Southern Baptist Church. I am actually still a member there. But I quit church years ago when I first got married actually...and later got divorced. I lived on my own for around two or three years and went out to clubs and had flings with women and drank and...
    backslider1966 backslider1966
    46-50, M
    Dec 31, 2012

    I Have a Relationship With God, Not Organized Religion

    I grew up in a presbyterian church family, I think my mother made us go to get a good "moral background" as it's easier to instill religion in kids then adults. I loved going and eventually became very active: babysitting, organizing events, and even becoming the...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses May 10, 2009

    My Church Experience

    I grew up in church, basically. I left church, when I was a teen, disolusioned by the judgement and guilt involved with being a card carrying baptist. There were so many things I loved about church, singing, hanging with my friends, the way baptist women cook for fellowships. I...
    jawsharp jawsharp
    46-50, M
    3 Responses Dec 17, 2008

    Ugh Religion Getting In The Way Of Spirituality

    I'm a Christian who grew up in a Unitarian Universalist community. For those of you who aren't familiar with UU, it is an open faith with no religious doctrine--it takes a more humanist approach to spirituality. I found God when I took a year off after high school and was living...
    hockeychick54 hockeychick54
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 14, 2011

    The Outdoor Church

    Sometimes I feel closer to God when I am in the Great Outdoors surrounded by His beautiful creation. Sometimes He speaks to me, not in words, but through nature. I become so aware of His great generosity when I plant a dozen beans in the ground, and am rewarded with a harvest...
    Tibicina Tibicina
    41-45, F
    2 Responses May 28, 2011

    Not Sure What's Left

    I have loved God ever since I heard of Him.  I trained for ministry and spent 8 years church planting in another country.  When we returned to the US, we attended a church, I assumed that all would be accepted and treated equally--NOT.  I mistakenly thought I...
    transparentdragonfly transparentdragonfly
    41-45
    2 Responses Oct 17, 2008

    Not Feeling It!

    I love God that is not the question or the problem. I just don't like that when I go to church I always feel sad I think about all the things that are wrong in my life and I start to feel depressed. Church should be a happy joyus time for me and it's not. I always end up crying...
    Braveheart4real Braveheart4real
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Jul 5, 2010
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