That's what my mom said to me the other day.  Yes, I'm having financial and marital problems, but I doubt it's because I don't have God in my life.  We've made stupid mistakes.  But my mom says that that's the reason why.  I was a bit angry after she made that comment, but I had to swallow my anger.  We were on the way to the store where she was going to buy me stuff LOL

But it did bother me a whole lot that she would say such things.  She doesn't like that I don't pray or go to church.  I used to go to church, and I used to pray, but I was so unhappy.  Why do I want to go back to that?  And I just find it odd that she would say something like that.  But it's not he first time she's said something off-the-wall.  And because of the things she says, I kind of roll my eyes all the time.  She's christian by the way, and I was once saved, but never happy.  Once my family starts talking about God and Chritianity, I just shut down.  I don't want to hear it, and I hate it that they try to push their religion on me.  The more they push, or make comments like the one she made, the less I want to get involved.  But, I guess since I'm their daughter, they are trying everything they can? lol  I don't know.  I'm just upset.


 

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singe...
Jun. 2, 2008 at 1:10 PM  I am sorry you are having to got hrough this, your mom and my mom sound like sisters. However I have gone back to Christianity but not on my mom's terms or beliefs, but on what god himself led me too. I am happier then I have ever been. Religion is a set of terms and laws ripped from passages to make man behave, true christianity involves not a set pattern of rules but a behavior adn love and acceptance. Jesus did not beat anyone into believeing He himself said if they hear not your message leave and wipe the dust from your feet. I am sorry your mom has not gotten this point yet about christianity..

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SanDi...
Jun. 2, 2008 at 1:13 PM

Thanks.  And that's something I told her and my sister that if I do go back, it'll be because of me, not because of them or what they tell me.  And when I say that they say that "God is not going to wait forever.  It might be too late".  I understand what they are trying to tell me, but like I said, the more they tell me things like that, the less I want to go back.

Thanks again.

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mom2a...
Jun. 2, 2008 at 2:01 PM

"...they say that "God is not going to wait forever.  It might be too late". 

That's crazy!!  Of course he is!!  That's what he wants--a relationship with us.  God doesn't put a time limit on such things!  He doesn't say "if you don't accept me by age 40 you are damned to hell!!!"  Give me a break!

Furthermore, you don't have to go to church to have a relationship with God.  Yes, it is a good place to pray, but you can pray anywhere, at anytime, under any circumstances.  Just because some people go to church every Sunday it doesn't mean they are more worthy of God's love. 

You take your time.  Someday you will discover how and when you want your relationship with God to be.  It may include going to church, it may not.  But it will be your own personal relationship.

Be strong!!

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