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

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    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

    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
    11 Responses Sep 23, 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

    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
    2 Responses Oct 17, 2008


    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
    Jun 3, 2012

    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

    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
    2 Responses May 10, 2009

    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

    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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