When your entire worldview is seen through the distorted lens of the evangelical Christian church and purity culture, you don’t think about the consequences when you know that you’re right and they are wrong. No matter who it hurts.
Everything I did was to protect myself, my image, from the church people. It was all about how things looked to others. And most everyone I was friendly with at church were exactly the same way. It was all about the image. “Putting on the new man” and “getting rid of the old man” were all about making yourself appear as righteous and Christian-esque as you could. It had nothing to do with actually being a Christian.
Most non-Christians would be shocked to know the great lengths that Christians have gone to insulate themselves from The World. There really is a Christian Bubble, and we lived in it for nearly 20 years. We were told that we were to live IN the world but not be OF the world. Christians should be […]
It was as much a conscious decision as it was a door that closed abruptly. It was shocking, jolting us awake and forcing us to see the world around us. When we really looked, we noticed things. We saw everything that had been distorted when filtered through the lens of evangelical Christianity. We saw people who were being overlooked and neglected by so-called caring churches.