When did you realize your beliefs didn't align with your parents'?

Lily02

My parents are Christians and tried to raise me as a Christian. All was good until I tried to pray for an encounter with God. Everyone kept talking about their experiences with God and how wonderful it is to have a close relationship with him. So I decided to give it a try! Turns out, I never got an answer or anything like the things I've heard from many preachers. I tried being a good Christian for years thinking maybe I'm not trying hard enough. But when I left my hometown and made new friends, non-Christians, I realized that Christianity was not for me. I felt cheated because I spent many years trying to believe what my parents were teaching me, and none of it was true after all. They still don't know I don't believe in God, and I'm not planning to tell them anytime soon. I don't want any family drama right now 😅 I'm very curious to see if there's anyone out there who might be experiencing something similar

When did you realize your beliefs didn't align with your parents'?
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