I love my church family. Always. But I have had more than my share of hurtful experiences from the church as well. Some of the most hurtful people that I have met and known have been leaders in churches (though I have also had my share of wonderful leaders as well!) and I wonder how can that be when we are meant to love each other. But people are not our God. God is our God. So I have kept my eyes on Him at hard times. My kids fight a lot. They do not always reflect my values. But they are still part of my family…I am not kicking anyone out of the family! That is how it works. We don’t usually blame mom and dad because our sister hit us. Blaming God for hurts from Christians isn’t the best way, either. They are growing and learning just like we are.
What has been your experience in the church?