If I Leave Church, Will I Lose My Friends?
For many people, the one thing that stands between their leaving a church situation that is not working for them, or staying within and being unhappy, is friendship.
Understandably, wherever we spend our time is where we make friends, colleagues, acquaintances, and social connections, and in a society that is increasingly distant and preoccupied, church is one of the major sources of fellowship. This is a good thing and a bad thing, because while church can function as a one-stop-meets-all source for human companionship, it can also result in a total absence of invitations to holiday parties when we leave. But staying in a situation that we increasingly dislike, just so we don’t lose all our friends, isn’t the best solution.
So, in answer to the question, “If I leave church, will I lose my friends?” this is what our family, and others like ours, have discovered when we made that final break.