Tuesday, September 29, 2009

without church

the title of this blog represents my journey away from the church and how that's affecting my life. i was naive in leaving thinking i would just be leaving behind a belief structure. i found that "church" was a much bigger part of my existence. social, community and coping mechanisms revolving around the church all are deeply engrained in how i do/did life. with the exception of a few years during and after college, church and the community that follows, was the foundation i built my life on. leaving it has been quite like attempting to move a large structure from its foundation. it can be done, but it's quite costly, time consuming and causes quite a bit of damage in the process.