As children and teenagers, my sisters and I often felt this void in our hearts, yet none of us could articulate what it was that we were missing. Now in retrospect, we know the one thing that was missing was Christ.
Growing up without Christ is extremely difficult. As a child and a teenager, I did not grow up knowing Christ. When I was in Bible college, the majority of my peers had been brought up in Christian homes, and they were taught about Christ from a very early age, whereas I was brought up with a secular, worldly view rather than a knowledge of Christ.
The act of growing up without Christ affects a person and can cause an individual to grow up believing erroneous things about others, themselves, and God.