"I think Adventism has become so impersonal. We've grown up in the day and age where all we want to do is be connected--but we can't be ourselves if we want to be connected to the church and unless we follow a bunch of rules--game over. I think Adventism has lost some of its realness and relevancy. I have so many friends and even family members that don't consider themselves Adventist because they perceive the belief system, the twenty-eight fundamental beliefs and upholding them, seem more important than our relationship with Christ. Whether that's the truth or not is up for interpretation. I don't have all the answers and I will never pretend to. I struggle a lot with living a life Jesus-modeled when that means choosing to live life a certain type of way."