Small Church Feels Like Family, But I’m Seeing Red Flags

May 8, 2012

“For the last year I’ve been in a small home church, and it has had an incredible impact on my personal and spiritual growth, including my recovery from anorexia. But in the past six months or so I’ve begun to feel as though the leaders are not happy with me. In fact, a couple weeks ago, the pastor actually reprimanded me in front of the group. Now I’m so hurt that I don’t want to go back. But I find myself going anyway because I’m afraid of losing the only “family” I’ve had in a while. Plus, what if this is where God wants me? I don’t want to make any more mistakes; what should I do?”