I was raised Baptist. When I was 13, I was abused by my youth pastor who was six years older than me. This went on for two years and I’ve had many struggles.
I’m 21 now, and I have been studying Catholicism since last April and am certain it is the place for me, but I still can’t get comfortable completely. I just can’t shake the fear of being hurt again, whether in the same way or differently. I’m afraid of trusting churches and so have trouble even going regularly.
What can I do to get over this fear so I can be strong in my faith? Will I ever get over this fear? I feel like such a bad Christian in thinking my fellow brothers and sisters are all fake and can’t be trusted.