I have grown up in the Nazarene
church. In fact, my father is a Nazarene preacher
. While it is a very conservative denomination
, there have been several changes in the doctrine
over the past few years. Mixed bathing
is no longer forbidden. Most church functions that include mixed bathing require cover-ups over two piece swimsuits
. Also, while going to the movies is not encouraged, it is also not forbidden
. I was allowed to start going to the movies when I was 16, when my parents thought I was old enough to make my own decisions on what was considered suitable
(ok, so maybe that was a mistake, what 16 year old is going to always pick that which is upright!).
While I may not be a Nazarene for the rest of my life, I feel that, IMHO, it is a great church.