I wish I had a dollar for every time I have heard the phrase "It's not a religion, it's a relationship." I think it is safe to say that this phrase resonates most with those people who come out of some form of rigid religious environment. It is easy to see why this little mantra would be so popular among people who have been beaten down by religion. But allow me a gentle concern. "It's not a religion, it's a relationship" can easily become another religious ditch to get trapped in.