The Biggest Obstacles to Staying Christian: The Next Step

In the last 24 hours, my previous post has gotten over 100 comments and about half as many private email messages. The comments so far are honest, heartfelt, and I honor you all for taking the time to offer us all the benefit your experiences and your wisdom.

Over the next few days I will try to collate the comments under some general categories (mainly because I’m German and it’s what we do). From what I’m seeing so far, at the end of the day, the general ideas will probably not be news to most of you, even if your individual stories are anything but routine.

When I began this, I wasn’t sure where all this would go; my intention was to let it play out and see if a good next step emerges. I think it has, at least from my point of view.

After I collate the comments, I will post what I come up with. As part of that post, I would like to share some of my thoughts of how I approach many of these very real obstacles as I continue along the Christian path (without being “the answer man”–I respect the challenges too much). I’d would also like you to share your thoughts on what keeps you on the Christian path.

So, stay tuned–and I hope many of you will contribute.

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