I struggle with faith.
I struggle with religion.
I've been burned by the church, in different forms, and thought going back to church was never a possibility. When I left my old church, it was over 30 years of conservative, fundamentalist rhetoric, which most of the time I heard from my father, who was the pastor. When I left that church to choose a life apart from condemnation for being gay, I told myself that I would never go back to church. My relationship with the Divine was there, I didn't question that. My father's last words to me were, "when you leave this house, you're leaving God!"