Have you been hurt by a church? Do you have a hard time forgiving? Do you find it difficult to love? Have you been hurt and find it challenging to get past those feelings? If so, you are not alone. I have heard stories from people who have found church confusing, awkward to attend, or even damaging. Not every church hurts people, but most churches have hurt someone at a certain point. I have spoken to people who find it uncomfortable to love and feel as if they have no room for forgiveness. Some people are hurt through their own mistakes, others are wounded through sins committed against them, and still others because of failed leadership over them. Church hurt can leave people reluctant to re-engage, afraid of being hurt again, wanting to protect themselves, and questioning church, love, and the need to forgive. The good news is you can move beyond the hurt……