Jennifer - posted on 09/06/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )
Brian and I separately went to two different amazing churches growing up as children. We met at college, got married, had a beautiful daughter and moved to Northern Virginia. We have been trying churches almost every Sunday since then and are trying not to get disapointed. I think we both went to amazing churches where we felt like one big family and we've never had to find a new church before.. I didn't realize it would be this hard when we moved I thought it would only take a few times then we felt like we would just fall in love but Brian and I keep walking out agreeing that they aren't even close to what we had hoped for. We have tried numerous denominations and different styles. We tend to sway towards the contemporary feel but Brian likes to sing hymns every now in then. We have either found really tiny churches where there is no one our age at all or we are swarmed asking to become youth leaders and conduct bible studies. At this time in our life we need a place we can relax and learn before we jump into teaching. Then we have tried huge churches where no one even greets you and you feel kind of lost in the crowd. We did find one medium church but the preacher stated that their way was the only right way and all other churches were wrong and that is just unacceptable to us. We feel like if you are learning and growing with Christ no matter how you do it, it's a blessing. Maybe our expectations are to high but I am starting to get frustrated and I don't want this feeling.. any ideas? suggestions? Going to church is important for our family because we want Emma to be raised with such a big family of Christ like we were.