Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Not Like Me: Story of Someone Who Left the Faith

I met Chris M. online. He’s a thoughtful, engaging twenty-something man who is currently unmarried. He was raised in Texas, part of a family deeply involved in a Southern Baptist Church.
If it was like my upbringing, Sunday school, Sunday worship and Sunday evening prayer service were habitual, an expected extension of family life. Throw in Wednesday prayer, youth group and various socials and we were “going to church” nearly every day of the week.
His father was a deacon in the church for most of his life and still teaches Sunday School.
But Chris no longer embraces the faith of his father.  He has left the Christian faith that was so much part of his young life, but not without some agony.
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