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Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Devnet, Apr 27, 2014.

  1. Devnet

    Devnet Stardust

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    Hello. I joined the forum a little while ago, but I'm never really sure how one starts out in a new forum, so I put off introducing myself. Having finally decided that inspiration is not going to come and I'm not going to figure out a clever, witty way to introduce myself, I'll just dive in.

    I'm a woman in my late twenties. I was raised by two atheists, although my mom was more than willing to take me to church if I wanted to go. I was sexually abused as a child and suffer from, among other things, post-traumatic stress disorder, recurrent depression, and anxiety. If pushed, I self-describe as an atheist, although I do engage in some private religious ritual (mainly praying), probably because I find it to be greatly beneficial to my mental health. I've spent most of my life struggling with my feelings about and how I relate to religion. I've been to many churches over the years, and as of yet I haven't found one that I've stuck with. I am currently exploring various Christian denominations but I don't really feel like I have a good mechanism for doing so, which is (I suppose) why I'm joining this forum.

    This may all be too much information, or perhaps the wrong type of information, but it's what I wrote, so . . . hello again! I look forward to interacting with this forum.
     
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  2. americanvet

    americanvet Saved Sinner

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    Welcome to the site!
     
  3. Tigger45

    Tigger45 Stand by Ukraine Supporter

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    Glad ya decided to join us! Hope we can help you on your journey :)
     
  4. kayfeather

    kayfeather Member

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    Welcome! I am here seeking answers myself and I too wasn't really raised in religion.
     
  5. Pink Spider

    Pink Spider EUROPEAN ANGLICAN Supporter

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  6. Schrodinger's Hat

    Schrodinger's Hat Weird guy

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    Welcome!:wave:
     
  7. Susie~Q

    Susie~Q John 3:16 God bless you. Supporter

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    Hello and welcome to CF from New Zealand
     
  8. dcalling

    dcalling Senior Member

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    Welcome to CF again, sorry to hear your past. I will pray that God lead your way, and don't worry too much about the denom stuff, I am still not sure which denomination I am after been a Christian for over 5 years (been a serious one). All God's command was to love others as ourselves, I just try to follow that one. it is hard.
     
  9. Devnet

    Devnet Stardust

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    Thank you all very much for the welcome! It's wonderful to hear from you all.
     
  10. GuusVA

    GuusVA God's Warrior

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    Welcome to CF :wave: I hope that you may find the people here extraordinary and very helpful on your journey :) I sure know that there are a whole lot of wise people on here all on a different subject :)
     
  11. Jay1949

    Jay1949 Love my life

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    Hello and welcome to christian forums.
     
  12. Lily76_

    Lily76_ Pray for the Persecuted Supporter

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    Welcome to CF :clap:
     
  13. sunshineforJesus

    sunshineforJesus is so in love with God CF Ambassadors Supporter

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    Hi and welcome to Christian forums
     
  14. stan1953

    stan1953 Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to CF.
     
  15. SaltwaterHeart

    SaltwaterHeart A Christian Furry And A Christian Brony

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    Welcome! It's nice to meet you! My name is Syd.
    You are definitely not alone. I struggle with PTSD from various forms of abuse, too, as well as anxiety and depression. I struggle with organized religion, too; so, if you want to talk about these things - or anything else - feel free to PM me.
     
  16. stan1953

    stan1953 Well-Known Member

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  17. Koakku

    Koakku Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Welcome to CF!
     
  18. Rafiel

    Rafiel Member

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    Hi Devnet !

    Welcome to the new digs !!

    No, it wasn't too much information. You have my deepest empathy. Abuse really messes things up for you. It colors and shades everything you see. Because it was all you knew. It makes life difficult from a social point of view. I am not sure that it is ever "cured". But as we fill our lives with love, and new positive experiences we can turn open wounds into healing scars that fade away to minimal with time.

    I sure am happy to see you here. May your journey here be warm and blessed and may we be blessed by your being here.
     
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