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Advice on comeing out to Christian family?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dr. Bob Apr 2, 2013. 15 Replies

Well, I'm a sixteen year old girl and I became Atheist when I was 14 but I kinda feel I was never REALLY a Christian I just kind of went with it. My mother makes me to go church every Sunday with th…Continue

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Dr. Bob replied to Becca Buchanan's discussion 'Advice on comeing out to Christian family?'
"Hi Becca, I think most kids growing up aren't "really" Christians, they just go with it as you did.  At some point or another they start to think about it more deeply and stop just going with it and start exploring on their…"
Apr 2, 2013
Yahweh replied to Becca Buchanan's discussion 'Advice on comeing out to Christian family?'
"There's no reason why you should tell anyone at all even after you move out. It's not important"
Apr 2, 2013
Real Life James Bond replied to Becca Buchanan's discussion 'Advice on comeing out to Christian family?'
"You have an entire website full of people who see eye to eye with you. From the statement your mother made, I am going to assume that she is rather right wing and conservative. When you are 16 you are sort of dependent on your parents for support,…"
Apr 2, 2013
kOrsan replied to Becca Buchanan's discussion 'Advice on comeing out to Christian family?'
"Lesson for life: Religion causes segregation and discrimination."
Apr 2, 2013
Gallup's Mirror replied to Becca Buchanan's discussion 'Advice on comeing out to Christian family?'
"Becca, you seem like you've got this figured out fairly well. I'd like to offer one additional bit of advice, which you may have thought of already, but in case you haven't, here it is. The people you consider to be your close friends…"
Apr 2, 2013
Jennsi Accordionzio replied to Becca Buchanan's discussion 'Advice on comeing out to Christian family?'
"Becca,  I am going to tell you what I told my younger brother when he came out to me-- Don't tell your mom until you are able to live on your own.  There is always a chance that she will be accepting and kind, but it's also…"
Apr 1, 2013
Stutz replied to Becca Buchanan's discussion 'Advice on comeing out to Christian family?'
"I agree with your decision not to come out until you move out. I haven't officially come out to my parents, and I'm 32. I think they know, because of the opinions I have about related topics, but I don't see any point to sitting them…"
Mar 29, 2013
Becca Buchanan replied to Becca Buchanan's discussion 'Advice on comeing out to Christian family?'
"I also told my close friend about it. Shes a Muslim and she told me that when she first came to America she was basically shunned (we live in th bible belt) she told me she knows how rejection like tht feels and that shell always be there to talk…"
Mar 29, 2013
Becca Buchanan replied to Becca Buchanan's discussion 'Advice on comeing out to Christian family?'
"my mom doesn't really talk to anyone outside of the family and everyone in my family, besides me, is very much a Christian. She's always been supportive of everything I do though and I love my mother. I would've told her a long time…"
Mar 29, 2013
SteveInCO replied to Becca Buchanan's discussion 'Advice on comeing out to Christian family?'
"Has she ever discovered some friend of hers was not of the right religion?  If not atheist, then some different sect, maybe very different, or perhaps agnostic? If so what was her reaction?  It will be worse when it's her daughter and…"
Mar 29, 2013
Becca Buchanan replied to Becca Buchanan's discussion 'Advice on comeing out to Christian family?'
"Thank you for your advice I'm going to keep my atheism from my parents until I'm out of the house and can support myself. I'm considering opening up to my close friends, only one knows so far and even though she disagrees she supports…"
Mar 29, 2013
Dr.Grixis replied to Becca Buchanan's discussion 'Advice on comeing out to Christian family?'
"Dear Becca,  You're own personal well being is of the utmost importance, it might feel as if you're hiding who you are from your family by not discussing this with your parents, but you have an awful lot to lose if you were…"
Mar 29, 2013
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Advice on comeing out to Christian family?

Well, I'm a sixteen year old girl and I became Atheist when I was 14 but I kinda feel I was never REALLY a Christian I just kind of went with it. My mother makes me to go church every Sunday with th rest of my family. I like being with my family but I do not agree with their believes but I'm afraid to tell my mom that I'm atheist because she once told me if I ever became lesbein she would disown me as her daughter (I've recently been "soul searching" and I think I might be bisexual but I'm…See More
Mar 29, 2013
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