Jesus Freak: â€˜I’ll Pray For Youâ€™ And 19 Other Buzzwords Only Christians Understand
Jesus Freak:Â I am a Christian mom who was raised in a fundamental Christian home. I have questioned my beliefs and have come to love myself and God on my own terms. I’m raising my kids the same way.Â
If you have ever heard someone say, â€œIâ€™ll pray for you,â€ then you have probably been to church. That, or you were spending time with your 80-year-old grandma or trying to blow off a door-to-door evangelist.
â€œIâ€™ll pray for youâ€ is perhaps the most popular catchphrase in the Christian community, followed by many others. Iâ€™ve been to church for a minimum of 25 years, though I havenâ€™t been lately. While I have great respect for religion and faith, I do find it funny to observe how Christianity has developed its own language. What started out as a beautiful Biblical phrase often turns into an annoying buzzword that Christians canâ€™t stop saying on Sunday morning.
If youâ€™re a Christian, some of these phrases may make sense to you:
Used synonymously and often for the word â€œyes.â€ Example: Amen, brother. I agree!
The only clear explanation for my awesome-sauce.
Donâ€™t ever backslide. And donâ€™t ever talk about backsliding. Itâ€™s like The Fight Clubâ€”just donâ€™t.
4. Bless Your Heart
In Southern Baptist circles, this essentially means, â€œYouâ€™re an idiot.â€
Estimate hearing â€œblessedâ€ roughly one thousand times during the greet-your-neighbor portion of the Sunday morning service.
My favorite churchy phrase by far. Slap â€œfellowshipâ€ on the end of any activity, and you have yourself a Christian social. Fellowship dinner, youth group fellowship at the movies, fellowshipping over martinisâ€¦ You get the picture.
7. God Knows My Heart
Iâ€™m kind of a dick.
8. God Put It On My Heart
Donâ€™t blame me for saying what I am about to say.
Also used interchangeably for yes, amen, or â€œtotes ma goats.â€
10. I Donâ€™t Feel Led
I donâ€™t want to.