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I Used to Belong to a Cult-like Church

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 35 People

    Banging My Head On The Wall

    I am so stupid. I am in the middle of a conversation with one of the church members. They just said my reasons for leaving are "plane dumb". (Ok so that is a really funny statement in itself.) Why did I get myself into this conversation?! Ugh. Why am I putting myself through...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Oct 15, 2010

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    Warped Christianity

    I was introduced to this church in 1990.  They called themselves "The One True Church."  It started from people that left the traditional churches of christ in 1979.  They were at first called the "Crossroads Movement" and then broke away from...
    Purehope Purehope 41-45, F 11 Responses Apr 6, 2007

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    Just A Little Visit

    It had been 11 months since I had visited them. My husband, my children and I were on a walk after the hurricane and we were about to walk by their houses. We decided to visit. They seemed cheerful. Besides the people there, not much had changed. But I don't want to go back...
    Allergic Allergic 22-25, F 13 Responses Aug 31, 2011

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    Christadelphians

    http://recoveringcultist.blogspot.com/ I was born into a Christadelphian family. They think the have the one 'truth' and are all so fake nice and all. Bastards consign those who leave them into a cult like recovery. They beat their own into submission with fear of death and...
    WhaleDreamer WhaleDreamer 31-35, M Dec 21, 2009

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    Not The Same

    It has been 12 years since I left that troubling place. I have had problems making connections at church since. I miss many aspects of my experience there, but of course would never return. I just miss the feeling of family and belonging, the hugs, the laughter, the...
    FeelingOrange FeelingOrange 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 23, 2012

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    Just Left Today

    I just left today. I told them how I feel and they told me I cannot see my friends and that they already told my friends that they cannot see me. Now I just have to keep myself from crawling back. I love my friends, but I also know that one day they'll figure out what is...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Oct 9, 2010

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    International Church Of Christ

    14 years - I spent in this church. They control every aspect of your life: Who your friends are, who you date, marry, where you live, your time and your money. Thank God I am free from them (7 years!) Life is good now!
    aslsign aslsign 41-45 2 Responses Sep 5, 2011

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    It Really Happened to Me

      My true-life story about the cult. copyright@emmasharn   My mother knew that I was living with Steve. I couldn’t hide it from her; I didn’t have the energy to try. Besides, defying her gave me a smug, satisfied feeling. I stood facing her angry glare...
    emmasharn emmasharn 31-35, F 1 Response May 16, 2009

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    Stay Away

    As a young girl, I was brought up in the Full Gospel Interdenominational Church in Manchester, Ct. For the years that I attended that church we had a great pastor. Pastor Saunders was one of the most respected men in my life. For years, we did as we were told by the church. Never...
    gina1973 gina1973 66-70 4 Responses Dec 23, 2011

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    Genius

     
    Allergic Allergic 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 27, 2011

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    Horrified They Still Exist And Are Florishing!

    I don't know what happened this evening, but I was doing a search online and thought I'd type in the name of the "church" that virtually destroyed my life.  And there it was - City Church. Same location, same "message", nothing whatsoever had changed. In fact, they are...
    wordsforliving wordsforliving 46-50, F 3 Responses Oct 14, 2010

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    LittleMidnight LittleMidnight 18-21 2 Responses a week ago

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    48hrs later, this post will left with being just 'A member' and a blank profile. I myself hate it when all I see is a blank avi. :) It is alright since......I don't know....since...
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    Beerus Beerus 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 23

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    I used to, not so much anymore. I feel like I am a good person. I don't try and cause harm. I treat others like I would like to be treated. I am still trying to understand...
    asuperwoman asuperwoman 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 22

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    You naked body should only belong to those who fall in love with your naked soul Charlie Chaplin
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    Drifting in a wooden coffin on black water. The hot awkward summer haunting and beckoning. A uncertain future promoted and putrid. My heart aches for belonging far from here. The...
    Muzeam13 Muzeam13 31-35, M Aug 20

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    TheGodesstoAllSlave TheGodesstoAllSlave 18-21, M Aug 20

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    As far as I remember I felt like I didn't belong in my family. Not because I didn't feel loved by them, I don't really know why. When I was young like 4,5,6 I remember my nickname...
    iamnottheonlyone iamnottheonlyone 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 19

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    Sometimes I feel like I don't exist.or I'm a ghost. Il be somewhere and people will ignore me
    lonelyandyb lonelyandyb 26-30, M 3 Responses Aug 19

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    its really strange when i looked back to my past in the why i used to think or behave , i used to believe in happy endings but now i don't believe in endings not just the happy...
    light1411 light1411 22-25, F Aug 18

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    Have u feel like everything you do for your "family" is to be notice or appreciated? Today, my blames me for doing something I didn't do.
    Soullessangel16 Soullessangel16 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    I'm the one that stands out and get all the crazy looks because my interests are different...I'm always compared to others and made to feel like being me isn't enough.
    BlackSheep96 BlackSheep96 18-21, F Aug 17

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    I would like to have someone to who I could exchange (online) letters with (because snail mail where I live is a problem). Someone I could freely and safely talk with and for this...
    oneiric13 oneiric13 26-30, M Aug 16

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    When I die and my family would go through my belongings they would think I was the most unhappy person ever. I only write when I'm sad. It helps so much. I keep several small...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Aug 16

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    Sometimes the greatest love belongs to the woman with a wall up...climb it
    Salsaconqueso1124 Salsaconqueso1124 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 16