justaskingquestions Posted June 26, 2018 Share Posted June 26, 2018 Hi everyone, The part of this entire process - leaving Christianity and the church - that has been the most difficult for me thus far has been abandoning the cultural aspects of the church. I was raised Baptist, and so I was raised with many luncheons. I still believe in the spiritual and social power of food, and sharing meals with those you love, but I'm not sure how to share that part of my religious past now that I'm not in the church. Also, one aspect of Christianity that I always loved was the music. I first learned about music, and first became a musician, in the church. I genuinely loved the hymns. I loved gospel. I loved contemporary Christian music. Hell, I've sang O Holy Night many times during Christmas. Another thing - Christmas. One of the hardest things I'm letting go of is Christmas. Not because of presents - in fact, that's really simple. I can buy myself what I want. No, instead its the culture. The carols, the decorations, the spirit of giving, the dinners, the togetherness, the birth of a Savior. Christmas was genuinely my favorite time - the most wonderful time of the year, it says. Anyone have insight on how to deal with this? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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