You shouldn't have to sacrifice who you are just because somebody else has a problem with it. Remember, if you have to change yourself to keep a friendship, may be that friendship isn't worth keeping.
But you have to pray. You have to listen to the voice who calls you the beloved, because otherwise you will run around begging for affirmation, for praise, for success. And then you're not free. -Henri J. M. Nouwen
Are you resistant to receiving guidance? If so, you're only short-changing yourself. There's nothing wrong with getting a little help to prepare you for life's challenges. Remember, many of life's proudest moments are served with a slice of humble pie." Bon Appetit! ~Rev Run
And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever." 1 John 2:17..Lust is not only in the area of sex. It can be a lust for power, a lust for money or material things.
When a Christian shuns fellowship with other Christians, the devil smiles.

When he stops studying the Bible, the devil laughs.

When he stops praying, the devil shouts for joy. ~Corrie Ten Boom