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I Should Go to Church Again

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 41 People

    Afraid of the Locals

    I'd like to go back to church but not my local one because I hate the fact that everyone knows me. It makes me feel like I have to be a person that I am not.
    vivalagloria vivalagloria 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 10, 2008

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    Help Me

     I need to go to church.  I've been thinking about this for a long time but it's like I can never get myself to go.  I feel so stupid when I go to church because I don't know anything about the bible or the biblical times.  I feel like I am...
    sexypink18 sexypink18 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 6, 2009

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    Busy Pastors

    I think I know they arent all too busy to talk
    silversunny silversunny 36-40, F 1 Response Oct 8, 2007

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    I Need To Trust The Unseen

    I used to attend church every Sunday with my family when I was young. Unfortunatly the church we belonged to went bankrupt and had to close. I stopped attending while my parents tried finding a new place to go, but that was unsuccessful. Seven years have passed and we're finally...
    lifesucksrightnow lifesucksrightnow 22-25, F Dec 2, 2009

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    To Be More Devoted to Jesus

      Hi, I went to church every Sunday... Then I got sick and have not went for a while.. I really miss it because I loved to sing with a group to our Lord.. I try to watch church on tv. but it is not the same... I should go even when I feel bad,  because Jesus will meet...
    hucklyberry hucklyberry 51-55 1 Response Jan 25, 2008

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    I Think About It.

    I think about church,I was raised in the Catholic church,but I've gotten away from it.There are thing's that I just don't agree with,like for instance according to the catholic church my husband and I are not married legally because we did'nt get married in the church,we were...
    TexasLily TexasLily 51-55, F Oct 29, 2008

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    Hm...community Interaction

    I use to go to church all the time. I liked getting out of the house or saying "I can't there's this thing at my church I need to do but your free to come with me?" but after everything that's happened in my life 2012 was not fair to me in fact it might have been the worst year...
    Ambiguous6 Ambiguous6 22-25, M Dec 25, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    This wasn't the only time I had gone to church. I had gone to churches in Georgia before, I would always go from church to church. Now obviously when someone does this, they want...
    awsome2 awsome2 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 21

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    Disclaimer: I am not interested in debating anyone on the existence of God. I believe, but I do not expect you to. I feel it's a personal choice and I will respect your belief and...
    Welllaugh Welllaugh 36-40, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    In 2nd grade my mom was helping volunteer for an after church youth event with some 4th-6th graders. My brother and sister were part of that program, and my dad must have been...
    tdw195 tdw195 26-30, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I don't go to Church. I don't have a lot of faith, and don't believe in God. I do believe hat one day I will be with my loved one again but I have no desire to go to Church and...
    HisLittleLady HisLittleLady 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 7

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    Violence against women is rooted in deeply ingrained social norms that portray women as less than men. Violence against women and girls is a global problem, and ending it requires...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    At one of the churches I attended for a while, some of the women decided that I shouldn't be hanging out with a non-white man. They tried to get between me and my Teddy Bear, in...
    GreenButtercup GreenButtercup 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 10

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    I don't go to church anymore. When I went to church I was taught to not lie, so why continue going to church and putting a fake smile on my face and act like everything is fine...
    LastLove96 LastLove96 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 12

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    It was subtle. Not really an outward rejection. But after 3 years, it took it's toll. It left me confused, hurt, angry, and unsure of my spiritual beliefs. I'm a single mother...
    sweetie8403 sweetie8403 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 15

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    I want to fall in love again. FINALLY!!! I think I'm ready. My heart was broken BAD! But It's been a while, and I feel like I'm ready to live again ^_^
    PChan33 PChan33 31-35, F 7 hrs ago

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    I've been in love before and it didn't work out. I'm ready to fall in love again. I'm ready to start over and love again.
    freckles45 freckles45 41-45, F 1 hr ago

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    Most of my church experiences were negative. Ive come to the point now where I can say I hate church. The thought of it just repulses me now. I believe in God and I pray but I...
    bluerain33 bluerain33 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 24

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    Regardless of my religious background, I still don't find the need to go through gatherings. I keep getting invited to meetings and classes, but I just want to be a Solitary...
    NaturalPaganWitch NaturalPaganWitch 36-40, F 3 Responses Feb 12

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    I think church is inside of us...its here we speak and receive answers from our gods. Although I am not a Christian, I find this phrase from the Gospel of Thomas to sum up my...
    Kathain Kathain 51-55, F 4 Responses Feb 22

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    Does everyone do this give their Church a shout out :) I like my church so much because they are really trying to serve the people. They have live services 3 times on Sunday so...
    LisaMichele LisaMichele 46-50, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    The Arab golden age [which brought us algebra, Algorithms, Alchemy - chemistry in its infancy] came to an end because Imam al-ghazali deemed that the qur'an was the only book...
    chips24 chips24 18-21, M 3 Responses Feb 14

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    I grew up in a very small town. There were no other faces than white faces. In school, at church and at home I heard and lived with racial slurs, homophobic slurs and prejudice...
    RC4blue RC4blue 46-50, M 2 Responses Feb 20

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    There are more shards, of my heart, than the heavens have stars.There are fragments of feelings, long since forgotten, and faded away. It’s all real in your head, there’s no...
    tornsin tornsin 31-35, M 16 hrs ago

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    About a year ago, I remember walking from this McDonald's to right across the street, and I went into this other store restaurant, to meet a friend of mine who wanted this other...
    SweetcakesJr SweetcakesJr 13-15, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    This fantasy drives me absolutely wild... I've never had kids because I haven't been with the right girl yet, but the thought of finding that sweet irresistible girl who brings out...
    AlphaPrimate AlphaPrimate 46-50, M 7 hrs ago

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    Where are the contenders for the faith in this day of seeker friendly churches preaching a false gospel and therefore false hope. Where are those who stand up and be counted...
    churinga churinga 70+, M 1 Response Feb 7

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    He was Britain's favourite war Leader. He had dyslexia and depression . And was rejected in the 1945 election only to win later and become the PM again.
    Homejames Homejames 51-55, M Feb 17

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    My husband is a church pastor
    claireinfl claireinfl 41-45, F 3 Responses Feb 8

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    church is not needed. it is part or the rules the book of good and evil give us. Jesus came to show us a life without sin, as in sin does not exist. only love. don't look at sin or...
    kristymom kristymom 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 12

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    I think God is living in our heart and we just be ourselves is ok. I don't like go to church either, pretending I'm easy going with strangers.
    Teeamo Teeamo 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 13

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    It's weird cause I believe in God but I don't go to church I've only been once and I was sick because its too warm in them anyone else feel this way?
    Teenboypostz Teenboypostz 22-25, M 2 Responses Feb 13

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    I'm not a religious person so no I don't go to church :P If I was religious I probably wouldn't go either. I don't see the point in going to a building filled with people praying...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 16

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    We will fight them on the Beaches ! We will never be defeated ! Winston Churchill PM.
    Homejames Homejames 51-55, M 1 Response Feb 17

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    The one time I was spanked at church I got dragged out (After several whispered warnings) to the van by my stepdad. He did not hesitate pulling me in the backseat, lifting my dress...
    hibiscus1111 hibiscus1111 22-25, F 7 Responses Feb 19

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    I would actually like to go to church but my parents don't allow it ... I guess you always want what you don't have
    nedyacbackwords nedyacbackwords 31-35, F 4 Responses Feb 19

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    A healthy church is kind of like a healthy family. It just oozes with encouragement and mutual care. And when I experience it, I reap the benefits deep within my soul.
    JacobJastrow JacobJastrow 56-60, M 4 days ago

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    I wish my family would appreciate the fact that even though they are religious everyone that isent including myself shouldn't be forced to go to church.
    colourB colourB 13-15, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Of all the bad news I've head about relationships I'm too nervous to date again. With my depression still on my life my vulnerabilities would be taken for granted and I cannot go...
    Myalee Myalee 41-45, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    When you're alone, do you think of me? And my diamond ring's thrown out to sea. And when you love, do you love for me? Like harmony, a never ending dream. Oh well, oh well. I...
    RememberingSunday22 RememberingSunday22 36-40, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Getting to know who I am, what makes me tick, over and over again I ask myself - what do you want from me?  I can write a list, put it all down, and mull it over without...
    Littlemisssomebody Littlemisssomebody 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 8

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    It has been not too long, but every day feels like forever. It has been about a year since I've met her. I loved her for months, never being able to tell her. And that was it. We...
    charkzilla20 charkzilla20 16-17, M Feb 9

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