I am in that place right now. For a long time I’ve just been numb to my feelings almost. Like I am strong on the outside but I really know I’m only avoiding the hurt.
It’s easy to lay down the law, the “thou shalts” and “thou shalt nots,” without introducing them to the freedom of living in communion with their savior. No wonder so many young people leave the church as soon as they are old enough to make their own decisions. They view their Christian faith as a prison, not as the liberty it truly is.