Question of the day

Do you go to church? If you do is your faith strong or do you struggle with it?

Well for me I didnt go to church regularly, and I havent gone in a very long time actually.

I go for things like confirmations, communions, funerals, etc. But other than that, I dont go at all.

I’m about to change that though. I asked mom tonight if she’d go with me each weekend, she said if she’s free she will. So I said I’d like to try that out for a while, I feel it is time. I’m ready to embrace god and church.

I think this will be interesting! It’ll be interesting to se how we do with it.

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Author: Carol Anne

I am a woman in my mid 30's. I'm blind and I have dissociative identity disorder, I also have complex PTSD. I blog about my life with these disorders. I live in Ireland.

24 thoughts on “Question of the day”

  1. I went to church when I was a kid but was never really a believer. I tried, especially when I married a Catholic, and I did find some comfort in the sense of belonging and ritual. For a while when my daughter was in primary school I even taught children’s liturgy. I could manage this without having faith because it really only focussed on things like forgiveness and acceptance which were part of my own moral code, but I really struggled with some of the other dogma and the concrete actions of organised religions including Catholicism – the perpetual relegation of women to second place, the attempts to control reproductive choices, and the hypocrisy and outright abuse that has been perpetuated by people in positions of trust within religious organisations. The church community ws not at all supportive or helpful when my marriage broke down due to my husband’s infidelity, so I just gave up at that point.

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  2. No. I went to Jewish services some Friday nights and holidays when my girls were little and enjoyed the music, but I never really feel a “spiritual” connection to anything other than my fellow humans, cats, dogs, and the earth.

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  3. I grew up in church and quit going in my 20’s. I got tired of all the hypocrisy…. But I have always wanted to find a church that I fit in with. I just started going back to church a month ago and so.far I really like it! I hope you will find one that you like too!!

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  4. I’ve been back and forth on church over the years probably related tho my mood swings. My faith has always been there. Im trying to spend more time with God thru prayer, the bible, and church. I started going regularly this year and I enjoy it. Don’t be afraid to change churches if you realize you don’t like this one.

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  5. I’m not a believer and never will be.
    I went as a kid, but my views were the same then.
    Due to a situation prior to my mum having a breakdown, makes me all for having nothing to do with church and still not believing. I have also had it shoved down my throat on more than one ocassion, which makes me hate it even more.

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      1. Mum shoved it will not me some years ago… Well tried. The second time she did it was the last. Mum knows not to do that again. Xxx

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  6. I think it’s a huge step in your healing, that you want to try to go to the church. 🙂 I mean, you may like it or not, believe in God or not, that’s your thing and no one can tell you what you have to do, but that your anxiety around church, and spiritual stuff is decreasing, and it feels less triggering for you, I think that’s a progress.
    Well as for me, yes, I go to the church regularly, I come from religious family, we go to church every Sunday and on other holidays. I’m just about to go there soon, our Zofijka will be singing today.
    As for my faith, it’s hard to say if it’s strong, I know hundreds of people whose faith is stronger than mine, and I’ve had a lot of crises around that, plus if you’re mentally ill, I think you are more prone to kind of questioning God’s existence, to feel left alone and have spiritual difficulties. And in the past I had a time when I was very far from God. However, now my faith and relationship with God is more stable and I always try to pick up possibly quickly when I feel like my faith is weakening, and not wallow in this state, plus in my life there were also times when I could experience God’s presence in my life very clearly, and it helps me. I also have my Mum, who always helps me with such things, she always has been supportive as for my spiritual growth and I know I can always talk to her about these things, or tell her about any doubts or issues I may have. It helps me a lot.

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