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I love church. I grew up in one. I felt happy, and loved like they were family.
Now, I have a church close to me, but I avoid going. I am a cryer, and feel judged. Everyone stares at me just cause I love God… so I get emotional. I’m not sad. I’m not broken. I just cry. I haven’t been to church in ages. I miss it.. but I won’t tolerate feeling judged. So I worship at home.
And for those who don’t believe in God, move along. Your rude comments won’t be taken to heart anyways.

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  1. Ginny Wiebe Ginny Wiebe says:

    I know for sure you will be able to find a church out there who will not judge you for crying!!! I’ve heard wonderful things about City Life in Leduc!

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  2. I think you should still go unfortunately the negative people are the ones that normally stand out but I am assuming there’s others there that aren’t judging you and love your god just as much as you do. Cry away.

    And sorry about other atheists feeling like they need to sound superior we’re not all jerks.

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  3. Rob Elger Rob Elger says:

    Rude comments wont be taken to heart anyways yet you wont go to church because you think people are staring.
    Go to church, nobody is concerned about someone who cries through every service.

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  4. Groups aren’t for everybody

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  5. I am a cry baby too ..have been for years ..dont stop !!! Let the judges judge cuz it’s gonna shame to them in the end ..keep crying and believing ..i got the tissue box:)

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  6. What makes you think that people who don’t believe in God will be rude? God doesn’t need you to go to Church to worship.. you can do so outside in the forest if you wish.

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  7. Angela Budd Angela Budd says:

    You feel judged. Doesn’t mean you are. That is a social anxiety. Trust me I know how you feel and I go through it everyday with everyone around me. You know who you are and it NEVER matters what others think of you. If you want to cry because the words of God touch you emotionally then there is absolutely nothing wrong with that!!

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    • Thank you! This is how I feel. Crying probably brings people’s attention to you but that doesn’t mean they’re judging you! Just go and worship. You’ll find somewhere that accepts you.

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  8. I also very rarely go to church. I have seen the backstabbing and judgemental attitudes, personally experienced it first hand. I worship in my own way at home or where ever I feel the close presence of my higher power. Worship is a personal thing and how you worship is yours and yours alone. The only thing I miss is the fellowship of like minded people. I am still searching and will one day find my place. Keep doing what you are doing, God is everywhere.

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  9. If you believe in god that is for you to believe in, not for a group get together.

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  10. Who cares what other people think, if you wanna cry then go ahead and cry! I’m a very emotional person who shows her feelings through crying, I’ve always hated it but I’ve been learning to accept it, it’s who I am and I am proud that I’m not ashamed of my strength anymore. Take care!

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  11. Oh gosh I can relate. I know exactly what you go through. I even cry if someone around me cries. There isn’t anything you can do about but dont let it hold you back from doing what you love.

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  12. Don’t let someone else’s feelings on this matter impact you to such a degree. Apply the “won’t be take to heart” bit regarding rude comments should also be applied to those who are judging you.

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  13. Pam Taggart Pam Taggart says:

    I’m a Cryer too and I love to sing my joy out. If you live in the St Albert area we have a wonderful small service with caring loving people who will always make you feel welcome. Cry as much as you want and love God. The church is called Grace Family church we are life Church and we meet at 630 Sundays.

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  14. Ashley Hart Ashley Hart says:

    West Edmonton Christian assembly is where it’s at! 100% go there ❤️

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  15. Candice Ball Candice Ball says:

    Just find another church. There’s a few commenters who said come to theirs and you won’t be judged.

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  16. 1 gate ave. Shiloh We will weep together for joy.

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  17. Mj Mank Mj Mank says:

    A good significant amount of people that goes to church are hypocritical

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  18. Go to Beulah Alliance Church. Or WECA as stated above. 2 nice big churches where you will blend in and will not be judged by your actions. Chances are you are not being judged anyways, you are just self-conscious. If the Spirit over takes you, just go for it! You will be blessed for it. Beulah also live streams their Saturday night service online so that’s an option as well… God Bless you and best wishes!

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  19. Sounds like you tears are shed for your love of our Lord, be honest and tell them that. If they judge that’s on them not you.

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  20. Gina Cook Gina Cook says:

    I am self conscious about this also. I lived literally less than a block away from our church it seemed the closer we moved to it the less we went- go figure. It was huge -on one hand I could fade in the back but then harder to find meaningful connections. Then when I put myself out there, I always felt I was being used; for my time, like being pushed to fill one of their volunteer openings and Felt judged when I said no. I never really made decent connections until pushing myself to join a small ladies group/ casual bible study( tried a few different mixedhome groups) where I met one of my best friends. Now live in a small community where closest one is still far and I only go rarely but remain friends from stepping out all those years ago. Blessings to you – keep praying, you will be fulfilled in His name. Feel free to PM me if you want to chat.

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  21. Lyn Hessels Lyn Hessels says:

    I’m guessing that people who love God go to church too and that they wouldn’t be so nasty as to negatively judge anyone’s show of emotions. Having said that though, and if you fear there are those kinds of folks in your church, you can either find a parish where people are truly honorable who will not judge you, or you can still worship at home…I’m sure your god is there too. You may be just missing the camaraderie of being with like minded people, and many churches have groups where you can participate and still serve your religion.

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  22. I think people as a whole need to stop allowing other people opinion to have such an impact on their lives.

    Do you and eff the rest!

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  23. Try New Life on the North side! There’s a few people (Pastor too) who are emotionally moved.

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  24. Lol church has the most judgmental group of people you’ll ever meet…. Go to a rave and feel the acceptance.

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  25. your heart is gold, who cares what other people think, you don’t have to prove it, peace

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  26. God doesn’t judge so just remember that. Keep the faith God loves you!

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  27. Glenda GM Glenda GM says:

    I know what you mean. Pm me and I will give you info on the church I attend. Iglesia Getsemani. We are Spanish congregation but offer translation and have English services on sunday afternoon. Lots of activities which ever age group you are in. God bless you

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  28. Jes Woodman Jes Woodman says:

    this is why i love my church , i also am i cryer .. if something touches my heart it usually pours out my eyes .. and its super easy for something to touch your heart in church … find the closest mormon church , even our men will pour out their heart and cry with no shame .. its a beautiful thing .. you should never feel shame for being your self ..

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  29. Brandi L Law Brandi L Law says:

    Ravers won’t look at you strange. They’d ask if you need a hug or commiserate on the shit that life is.

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  30. Ice cube and snoop dogg….whats up

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  31. Shawna Perez Shawna Perez says:

    Church can be a beautiful place to go to 🙂

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  32. Marie says:

    Cry away OP … it’s okay to cry! It’s okay for anyone to cry. I come from a large (extended) beautiful family of people … we’ve always been loving, sentimental, emotional people – We’re all criers! (men and women alike)
    I cried today… making cabbage rolls (big ones) … started thinking of the family we all lost just in the past five years, one after another … then making these big cabbage rolls, started thinking how tiny they were when my mom and my other relatives used to make them. I cried! … I didn’t cry because my cabbage rolls were big … It’s that time of the year and so very (sentimental) easy to cry.

    You wanna go to church and cry? Then go to church and cry!
    I used to go to church regularly when I was younger… then came to realize that I’m more of spiritual being… my church is inside… carry it with me at all times.
    However if I happened to be sitting beside you in church and you began to cry, I’d probably start crying too (even if I didn’t know what you were crying about) … lol
    BUT, if you ‘belted out’ a cry or series of cries … then yeah, I’d be thinking you’re a little strange. (not so loud)
    Also – Why should you care, if you think/feel others are judging you because you cry.
    What others think of you, is their business, not yours –

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  33. Try to find a smaller church even if you have to drive. It will be more like family then

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