Post # 1
I initially got a dear john letter from my best friend at church. I had made her my maid of honor (previously). A few weeks before my bachelorette she sent the dear john letter. She said the only reason she took it because no one else would be it. My siblings had secretly been planning this with my girl cousins. My brothers girlfriend was already a bridesmaid and took over the role as Maid/Matron of Honor. After my best friend from church ended friendship my support in the church went way down. She was friends with leadership etc. Our friends stopped hanging out with me and continued to hang out with her.
I was hiding wanting to leave the church due to lack of support because I felt awkward but felt like the couple of friends I had left deserved to know. I actually told my one true friend in the group and she was actually supportive that I had found a healthier place for church.
I knew my growth was done with this church but with how much energy and time I invested here it was hard to decide.
Post # 2
Good for you! Your old friend sounds like one of my old friends, I don’t think you’ll miss her.
Post # 3
beegirl1989 : I hope you find peace and acceptance at the new place. Perfect time of year for a change.
Post # 4
Thanks so much I just got a new job as well :). I left a toxic environment. I almost feel like a whole new person!!
Post # 5
Good for you. I am so sorry you had that experience with a Church group. Shame on them. Probably did you a favor showing you that another Church with actual supportive loving members is a better place for you. Hugs bee.
Post # 6
Churches and friends like that give Christians a bad rep. You do what’s healthiest for you, and don’t feel like you need to be nice to people who don’t give two hoots about you. When I left my last church, I also found out who my real friends were, blessing in disguise. Not that everyone is evil, but most of them are too pre-occupied with their own concerns, friends are those who look out for you too.