I want to start by saying that I don’t necessarily believe that being born Christian is a detriment to your spiritual life. I actually believe that it is each parent’s duty to raise their children in the way of the Lord and guide them to him. However, you have to be careful not to smother your children because that could push them further away from him. It can be harmful to children to be born into Christianity, if they are not also led and comforted. The detriments to the child could be irreparable.
Having grown up in a Christian household, I know that it can be tough to know whether you believe in God because your parents do or because you really want a relationship with him. It can be hard to separate what your family believes from what you believe. Sometimes to do this, it can help to get away from everything for just a few weeks. It can also help to pray about things. The answer is different for everyone.
Growing up in a Christian household doesn’t only put seeds of doubt,
it also adds a lot of pressure to live up to an impossible standard. Being around all of these seemingly “perfect” people can make a person feel discouraged. However, nobody is perfect. If you feel that others Christians are trying to make you perfect, it is probably better to get away from the situation or talk to them about it. They may not realize what they are doing, or they may just be insecure themselves. Having relationships with other Christians shouldn’t make you feel drained and worried about what you say and do all the time. If anything, you should feel more comfortable with your Christian friends than with anyone else because you all understand that no one is perfect but that God saved us all from this sin.
Growing up in a Christian household shouldn’t be stressful. In fact, it should be the opposite because Christians are called to be loving no matter what. It’s okay to ask questions and wonder who God is. It should even be encouraged. God loves us, and we should love each other.