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Am I bad Chirstian?

Anonymous
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I grew up I'm a church. We went every Weds and most Sundays.

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?
Posted by Anonymous on Feb. 13, 2013 at 10:10 AM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Feb. 13, 2013 at 10:11 AM
Yes.
Beautiful31mom
by on Feb. 13, 2013 at 10:11 AM
Nope it does not.
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RightSock
by on Feb. 13, 2013 at 10:11 AM

No it does not. 

Pink.Sunshine
by on Feb. 13, 2013 at 10:11 AM

No one is good. We're all sinners.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Feb. 13, 2013 at 10:12 AM
Even though we started going for all the wrong reasons, at least a we are going... Right?




Quoting Beautiful31mom:

Nope it does not.

mich.el.le
by on Feb. 13, 2013 at 10:14 AM

The purpose of church is social interaction if you think about it. 

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Feb. 13, 2013 at 10:14 AM
That is true.

I don't think people realize how hard it is to start going once you have stopped.

I wasn't going to church for 5 years becuase of work conflicts.


Quoting Pink.Sunshine:

No one is good. We're all sinners.


momof2boy2girl
by Valerie on Feb. 13, 2013 at 10:14 AM
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Church is supposed to be for fellowship with other believers, so you are going for the right reason.

Quoting Anonymous:

Even though we started going for all the wrong reasons, at least a we are going... Right?




Quoting Beautiful31mom:

Nope it does not.


Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Feb. 13, 2013 at 10:14 AM
Care to explain?


Quoting mich.el.le:

The purpose of church is social interaction if you think about it. 


Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Feb. 13, 2013 at 10:14 AM
No it makes you human.
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