How can we practically live a day to day church life without falling into religion and keep from getting burned out?
[#13 Q8] I’m a young married sister with a baby. I work part time and my husband works full time. I would say that from the beginning of our marriage we have practically been absolute for the church life, attending any and every meeting or conference that we can. The last few months in these restrictions, I have felt so restful. I realize now that the church life, the way we were living it, was very hard on me and on our family life. Extra meetings and weekend gatherings that would be announced became something to dread because we were already tired, and I feel we did so much out of a sense of obligation rather than with joy. I thought this was just me, but I was talking with another sister I look up to and she has the same experience. Part of me dreads returning to ‘normal’ in terms of the church life. How can we practically (when the restrictions are lifted) live a day to day church life without falling into religion and doing so many things out of a feeling of obligation or responsibility? How do we keep from getting burned out? And if the church life becomes this way again, does it really produce life?
It is important to point out that these brothers do not presume to have the answers to our questions. Rather, they are willing to provide a response in fellowship, and to encourage us to personally go to the Lord and consider all these things before Him.