One truth of being a Christian is this, you may find yourself, through no fault of your own, alienated from friends, family and coworkers. Taking a stand for the Lord is not popular nowadays. As Christians, we are commanded by Jesus to put Him first in all things. If we are to truly obey His Word, there is going to be division.
Jesus in Matthew 10: 34 through 38 explains this plainly.
Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.
This is where some take it out of context to try and discredit the Master and Creator, but read on...
For I am to SET A MAN AT VARIANCE AGAINST HIS FATHER, AND THE DAUGHTER AGAINST HER MOTHER, AND DAUGHTER IN LAW AGAINST THE MOTHER IN LAW.
And A MAN'S FOES SHALL BE THEY OF HIS OWN HOUSEHOLD.
He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me.
And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me.
Jesus said it plainly. Being a Christian is about "taking up the cross" and following Him. It will mean all kinds of persecution, even in the relatively easy times we have in the United States, where free speech happens to work in our favor. We may miss out on friends, family, fame and fortune, but the rewards He gives us are far deeper and everlasting.
He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loesth his life for my sake shall find it.
He that receiveth you receiveth me, and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me.
He that receiveth a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet's reward: And he that receiveth a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man's reward.
And whosoever shall give to drink onto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward.
So we will be rewarded, in time, for being a Christian in name and deed. Even though we feel obligated to our peers, once we acknowledge that we are a creation of the Lord and are redeemed by Him, we belong to Him and must do His will for His glory. Maranatha!