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Isolated Christian
I have a question about being isolated as a Christian.

I will give this introduction:
I was never shy. I grew up constantly surrounded by friends and family and enjoying friendships and in public and the center of attention. Quiet moments were always pleasant. When I was in my teens I either had my friends around or I was quietly in my room imagining and thinking.

That was 25 years ago.
In the last 25 years, a divorce, many job changes, travelling, watching my brothers and sisters ruin their lives, a couple failed friendships with bad break ups, and now I find my self isolated and not really wanting to engage in relationships.

I am happy with my husband now. We are best friends. We include his side of the family in our life. They come around a few times a year for a few days and we always have a lot of fun. There are about 40 of us, his family and my sister and her husband and kids.
I have a few neighbors that come by here and there and I can usually put on a good attitude for a few hours. I go to church and always feel the love of Christ and enjoy being close to those people but also I internally know that I am an outsider.

I am best friends with my husband, and I absolutely adore him and love him but I have secrets from him too. I am a Christian, recently, and he is nothing. He grew up in a muslim country and associates himself as muslim but actually only in culture and not so much in religion. I have a huge prayer life with Christ and that has led to so many thinking changes, new thoughts, new remorse for seeing sin, new books and history and just a new more exciting way of thinking about life.
I cant really share any of those new 'Christian' life changes with him. I do and I can see that I lose his attention or he will look at me like he thinks I am delusional, which I am ok with but I am not able to share it with him and get his take on it...... Which bums me out , a lot. ( Side note, please all pray that my husband gets saved and follows Christ)

So I feel isolated.
The things I want to share, God, no one wants to hear. The things I don't care about ( my mom tried to tell me about the mall on an hour drive to Los angeles, but wouldn't have a conversation with me about anything biblical, and seemed board when I brought anything up).

I like the Church I go to, I think the young group is very well intentioned but they are constantly in Sin. The drummer was having a prem-marital relationship and the pastor told me he was ok with it because he would rather have him here in the church then out in the world...... Which I get but you cannot have someone in blatant sin leading anything in the church- The Bible seems pretty clear on some of those things..... They are doing great things in the community and I think they have really good hearts and hearts for God, but because of a few things, I don't trust them with spiritual advice .......

My husband has his friends and their families over all the time. Sometimes they travel so they spend the night. But...... They are ALL muslim and so I find myself always on my best behavior and always trying to find ways to witness to them and find ways to talk about Christ.

So I find myself isolated. I cannot be 100 % Truthful to my husband, I don't have trust in my church to be accountable to them, I am not myself around my husbands friends, I find myself doing the same with the neighbors, and even my friends that are not saved........

I just heard a sermon and it was talking about how Sin likes you isolated so you can justify it and accept it and not be accountable to anyone....... I am cautious that I need people and God says go out and make disciples so I cant just sit at home but I don't really want to either...... Help!

With all the insane trouble I have had with people my whole life, I think I got depressed and gave up. I don't know how to find joy in their relationships anymore. With the exception of my husband, I dread encounters with other people. I love being here , alone, and praying for them all. I always truly Hope that God saves them, that he blesses them and that he protects them, but I am happier alone than I am with them.


Am I a monster? Am I just judging them? Am I afraid that they wont like me? Etc..etc...
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There is but one God in the true monotheism and it is not Jesus. Rather the Father. The Old Testament God. The God of Abraham in Qaran, of Isaac, of Jacob in the Bible. The God of all man kind. And beyond ...
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01/16/2017 10:00 AM
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Sunday keeping church? Holiday keeping? 501c3? Secret rapture teaching? 7 year trib decieving?

Of course the place is screwy. It is a daughter of babylon.

Leave it and dont look back.


God will send you where He needs you.
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01/16/2017 10:06 AM
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First thing you need to do is find a new church. You need to be around other Christians that are rooted in the bible and not rooted in this world. Pray for guidance and start looking for a new place to worship. The lukewarm church is about to be spit out of God's mouth so get with Christians that are on fire and enjoy being a Christian. Also, you just need to drop seeds to people that don't want to hear it. God just needs you to plant.
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Ideally it would be nice if your husband and family were Christian so you could better relate to them, but maybe they aren't ready for conversion yet. Keep praying for them and live as an example to follow. You aren't truely isolated either. You have a husband and family. True isolation would be isolation from all family with no friends and there are people out there living like that.
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Why would you marry a muslim?
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01/16/2017 10:15 AM
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Ideally it would be nice if your husband and family were Christian so you could better relate to them, but maybe they aren't ready for conversion yet. Keep praying for them and live as an example to follow. You aren't truely isolated either. You have a husband and family. True isolation would be isolation from all family with no friends and there are people out there living like that.
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Yes.... but.... she feels isolated and it wounds her soul.

She wants to have spiritual unity and celebration with loved ones. Aan area in her life and heart she is lacking and starving for.
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Why would you marry a muslim?
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These are the consequences when we are unequally yoked.
Such is life.
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01/16/2017 10:22 AM
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There is but one God in the true monotheism and it is not Jesus. Rather the Father. The Old Testament God. The God of Abraham in Qaran, of Isaac, of Jacob in the Bible. The God of all man kind. And beyond ...
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Jesus and the father are One, if you have seen him, you have seen the father. You are deceived about Qaran... either you dont know history about muzzys or this is BS
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01/16/2017 10:25 AM
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I married a muslim man before I was saved.
We have been married for 5 years and dated for 5 years but I just became a Christian a year ago.

Although, I knew better at the time and our very first fight was over him being a muslim and me claiming Christianity but I wasn't saved then.

He is a wonderful man. An absolutely incredible man. He is kind, he is strong, he is friendly, he loves life, he is very loving, but I cant share this with him because he doesn't believe yet.


To answer the other persons reply on the prophets :
Islam cannot be the truth. The Koran tells you (like on page 2!) to read the torah and the Bible, and the Bible says " no other Gods!"
End of story. The flaw is early and easy
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01/16/2017 10:33 AM
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01/16/2017 11:20 AM

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Just get used to it, OP. Non-Christians don't like to talk about Christian topics. It's only natural.

If you persist in trying to talk about your religion all of the time, people will avoid being around you.

I totally understand that you are enthusiastic about your faith and you are really craving deep conversations with fellow-believers. It's only natural at this point in your spiritual journey.

But take it easy around your normal family, friends and acquaintances. If they want to talk about religion, they will bring it up. That will be your sign. If someone asks about what Christianity has done for you, then it's your time to shine. Otherwise, keep things casual. Enjoy all the other things in life.
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1{To the chief Musician, A Psalm or Song of David.} Let God arise, let his enemies be scattered: let them also that hate him flee before him.

2 As smoke is driven away, so drive them away: as wax melteth before the fire, so let the wicked perish at the presence of God.

3 But let the righteous be glad; let them rejoice before God: yea, let them exceedingly rejoice.

4 Sing unto God, sing praises to his name: extol him that rideth upon the heavens by his name YAH, and rejoice before him.

5 A father of the orphans, and a judge of the widows, is God in his holy habitation.

6 God setteth the solitary in families: he bringeth out those which are bound with chains: but the rebellious dwell in a dry land


Who are orphans and widows? Those who do not have the Father and those who are not married to Him.

All around us. Since God and Jesus are in you...you are right where you need to be. Perhaps you could give this some meditation:

Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.
James 1:27