Lydia Mclaughlin decided to return to "The Real Housewives of Orange County" this year after having spent a few years with her husband and children. When Lydia first joined the show, she revealed that it was too dramatic for her and she had no interest in continuing with the show. McLaughlin had even walked off the reunion special because she felt that her co-stars were too much. She even broke down crying, as she had never experienced this level of drama before. Despite all of this, something made her return to "The Real Housewives of Orange County." She is now ready to address all of the drama and she feels more secure in herself and her religion.

According to a new report, Lydia McLaughlin is now opening up about her religion, which hasn't played a big role on the show. While she did pray for her friend Tamra Judge and briefly filmed a bible study meeting with her co-star, religion has been on the backburner for Lydia. But when the ladies went out drinking one night, dressed up as men, she felt her religious views were challenged. At one point, she had to excuse herself from the party, as things were taking a turn.

Walking away

Lydia McLaughlin decided to walk away after hearing where the conversation was heading. She thought that it was too much and she started to feel awkward and uncomfortable. Perhaps some people thought that Lydia appeared weak by walking away, but it sounds like she's just putting her religion before the drama.

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"I take my faith very seriously. It is personal and affects (hopefully) every part of who I am. I never want my religion to be a gimmick or storyline, but just a part of who I am. I think everyone has conversations of faith and belief, I just happen to be on a Reality Show," Lydia McLaughlin explains in her Bravo blog.

A hot topic

Of course, religion is a hot topic on "The Real Housewives of Orange County." When Lydia was filming the show before, she was very open about how Christ was her number one priority in life. She also revealed that her husband and her children were important and nothing ever made her question her religion. Throughout the years, Alexis Bellino and Tamra Judge have discussed religion and tried to explain how a proper Christian should act. When Tamra joined the show, she was not religious, but she claimed to have found God during the drama with her daughter.

What do you think of Lydia McLaughlin's comments about her religion? Do you understand why she feels awkward at times on the show?