It's no secret that the evangelical church is in the middle of a reckoning when it comes to the membership of younger generations. I have personally left a church that I felt to be spiritually abusive. And while I haven't the Church, I've certainly thought about it. But certain convictions kept me on a path that I believe was best for me spiritually and kept me from reacting only out of bitterness and hurt – even if I did leave the particular church that I felt was harming me. Here are three reasons why I still am part of the evangelical church (for now).