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You Know You Grew Up in a Christian Home When…

If you grew up in a Christian home, chances are you experienced life a little differently than your non-Christian friends. Sure, it may have gotten a bit uncomfortable at times, but would you trade your Christian upbringing for anything else?! We didn’t think so! So sit back and enjoy this funny trip down memory lane.

You know you grew up in a Christian home when…

1. There were Bibles in every room of your house. Yes….even the restroom.

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2. You remember waiting patiently for pre-meal prayers to conclude so that you could dig in and eat.

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3. You knew that going to church EVERY Sunday was not optional, no matter how tired you were.

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4. You had to pass up on meat every Friday during Lent. Oh, was that just me?

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5. You’re familiar with that look your mom would give you in church. The one that let you know you would be getting in trouble when you got home.

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6. Your siblings would be baptized and get all the praise, and you were over there like:

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7. Your parents thought none of your friends were ever good enough for you.

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8. Your dad would often say things like “No dating until after you’re married.”

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9. You attempted to look good for church, but the sound of your dad saying, “Jill…JILL, JILL, JILL…” kept that from happening.

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10. You found out your school crush was Christian and you nearly had a panic attack in your room…every night.

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11. You owned a copy of Blue Like Jazz and passed it around to all of your friends like, whoa.

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12. You were a dedicated fan of VeggieTales up until—wait, you’re still a dedicated VeggieTales fan, come on now!

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13. Your classmates would be jamming out to blink-182 while you were grooving to Relient K’s “Sadie Hawkins Dance.”

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14. The Message Bible was frowned upon in your home and to this day you’re not exactly sure why.

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15. You would get home from church every Sunday and relax in front of the TV or read with your entire family. It was literally the greatest feeling ever.

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15 Comments

  1. Schwibz

    Posted by Schwibz on April 7, 2016 at 04:21

    I think there’s a problem with #7. Sounds hypocritical and very elitist to me. My parents were never like that. It’s just not Jesus-like 🙁

  2. Rebekah@MoreRadiance

    Posted by Rebekah@MoreRadiance on February 23, 2016 at 05:34

    I can definitely relate to a couple of these. We always went to church every Sunday (and still do), we never had to ask if we were going, we just knew. That’s the best way to grow up!
    I was never into Veggie Tales though haha!
    Rebekah
    http://www.moreradiance.com

  3. Project Inspired

    Posted by Simplyagirloffaith on February 22, 2016 at 14:01

    The message bible had left a few things out or mistranslated something like that.

    • princessladk

      Posted by princessladk on May 23, 2017 at 14:51

      yeah the message bible is too loosely paraphrased that it looses the original meaning of the text.

  4. MerMaid24

    Posted by MerMaid24 on February 13, 2016 at 10:47

    My life….in a few mems. <3

  5. meryldgzmn

    Posted by meryldgzmn on May 21, 2015 at 19:58

    HAHAHA! Very me. 😀

  6. soccerbirdie

    Posted by soccerbirdie on May 17, 2015 at 16:26

    That chipmunk though…

  7. Smylinggirl

    Posted by Smylinggirl on May 16, 2015 at 16:08

    YES! Sadie Hawkins and RK!
    Also, the “no dating till after you’re married”, but with my dad it’s more like “you’re not getting married until you’re 40 :)” depending on the day.

  8. StayAnchored

    Posted by StayAnchored on May 15, 2015 at 20:43

    I have to say that, despite the Message being frowned upon, I still read it… :3

    And I totally agree with #12!! I actually entered the Sing A long contest they hosted… THE NEWSBOYS JUDGED ALL THE ENTRIES!! (They just didn’t like mine…)

  9. Rebelution_Ready

    Posted by Rebelution_Ready on May 15, 2015 at 20:33

    Hahaha number 8 totally me!!!!

  10. cowlover

    Posted by cowlover on May 14, 2015 at 16:51

    Haha! These are so true!! Especially #13. Relient K was just so awesome. I love their old stuff especially. 🙂

  11. elizabethkl1018

    Posted by elizabethkl1018 on May 14, 2015 at 12:51

    1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15 are all so true for me!!! Haha