OPEN INVITATION TO ALL YOUTH: Send us your stories and thoughts about your own spiritual journey for the Youth Insights page. We welcome all questions that lead to a greater understanding of the spiritual journey. Go to the Contact page and fill in the form using "Youth Story" as the subject. If your story or thought is too long, please contact Reverend Arlyn.
YOUTH QUESTION OF THE MONTH: I think i believe in God, but I don’t want to go to a church. Does this mean there is something wrong with me?
ANSWER: There is nothing “wrong” with you. Every person is on his or her own journey to understand the spiritual side of their lives. Believing in a Higher Spiritual Power is hardwired into our brains (according to recent scientific findings), but each person has a different perspective on how to believe. A person who goes to a church, temple, synagogue, ashram, or nature circle is considered to be on a religious path. A person who is not a part of an organized religion is considered to be on a spiritual path. Your journey to find your spiritual side is unique and there is no wrong way to find it.
-- Reverend Arlyn
Contact Reverend Arlyn for any and all suggestions, questions, or comments you may have.