To whom it may concern and to whom, more importantly, it should concern:
Over the last few months I've met so many of you. Maybe I haven't met you, but I've met others with enough similarities in their stories that I thought I should write. You're over 40, and you've been in the church for years.
If you have children, then more than anything you want your kids to have a strong foundation, to grow up knowing the Lord. I think that's beautiful. But now your kids are older--either following the Lord bravely or choosing to sin boldly. Depending on the day, your heart celebrates or mourns with your kids. It probably always will.
As the years have passed and the nest grows emptier, you're no longer going to church for them, you're going for you. And that creates a void. Deep down inside, you're wondering whether you really should bother going at all.