For several years after I moved out on my own and started my own family I worked every weekend so I stopped going.
After I stopped working weekends, I kept telling my DH that we needed to find a church and start going. I felt bad that my kids weren't growing up with the same teachings I did. Even though I read my son children's Bible stories, I'm not a great teacher so he didnt realize who God is.
Week after week we came up with excuses to not go to church and kept saying "we will go next week." With both of us working we used Sundays as our family day.
Well then I became a SAHM.
We also moved back to our hometown.
Now we had no reason to not get back in church. We were close to a church I was comfortable with and I was no longer working.
We still put it off.
Then the kids and I became lonely at home. My kids missed having "friends" at daycare - especially my oldest. I missed the social interaction with other adults.
I got a great idea that we needed to start going to church so we could make new friends. We were in a new town and I figured it would be a great way to meet people with the same values as us.
So we started going two weeks ago.
And now this week we are going to start going on Weds.
I'm glad we are all going as a family, but I feel bad that after a year of trying to get back in church what finally got us there was the need for social interaction.
Does that make me a bad Chirstian?