When Someone You Love Walks Away From God / Leaves the Church

If you have a family member, friend, or loved one who is far from God, you’re not alone. You’re in good company—not the least of which is God the Father himself, who works so hard to unite us with himself. If someone you love has stopped going to Church, or isn’t practicing the faith anymore, or hasn’t yet said “yes” to Jesus to begin with, what is the best way to love them?

Today, Fr. Mike has 4 simple things you can do to keep loving them on their faith journey, through all of the ups and downs. They’re not easy to do, but they’re always right.

Meet Fr. Mike Schmitz

Fr. Mike Schmitz serves as Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry for the Diocese of Duluth and as chaplain for the Newman Catholic Campus Ministry at the University of Minnesota-Duluth.

He is a presenter in Ascension’s ChosenAltaration, and The 99 programs, and has a channel on Ascension Presents. He is also the host of the Ascension podcasts The Bible in a Year and The Catechism in a Year.