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I Grew Up In a Christian Home

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 87 People

    Wasn't allowed to ask many questions

    or my dad would beat me. ESPECIALLY ABOUT SEX. Now I found this website, and it's a god send! I'm asking all these questions and learning and such about things I've never been able to ask before! <3
    kinkyhboy kinkyhboy 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 14

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    Twisting Of The Word By False Ministers

    Ministers of Satan can transform themselves liken to an angle of light. Paul was a man that came against sin more than anyone in the bible. Ministers of Satan have twisted the word through the reading of the bible, especially Paul’s writing. They have twisted it so; they...
    savedbygrace savedbygrace 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 8, 2010

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    Confused About Religion, Beliefs and Faith

    I grew up in a christian home under somewhat strict SDA teachings, don't get me wrong my parents showed me great love, however, after recently having my 2nd child I am wracked with many questions and fears.  In summary I grew up following SDA teachings until I became...
    emrelgion emrelgion 36-40, F 5 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    Jesus Is the Son of God

    A fter its kind, a seed will produce kind after its own kind. Genesis 1:11 And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so. Genesis 1:12 And the...
    savedbygrace savedbygrace 22-25, M Sep 26, 2009

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    Not Sure Anymore

    I was raised in a strict Pentecostal Church. It was all about the fear of going to hell. Whatever you did you could go to hell for doing it. And do not question the bible. That was a biggie!!!! I wondered as a 10 year old who Cain and Abel married since their parents were...
    Tarkus Tarkus 46-50, M 3 Responses May 6, 2007

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    I grew up in a home where we attended church.

    It was that way until I turned 11 y/o. My parents went through a spiritual experience when I was 11. When I was 13, I took my relationship more seriously. I haven't regretted it either. I have a personal relationship with Jesus.
    reverandron01 reverandron01 51-55, M Jan 23

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    My Life Change Testimony

      M UST HAVE YOUR BIBLE TO FOLLOW ALONG WITH THE TESTIMONY.         I always wanted to get closer to God. I spent my resent years thinking of God and wanting to know God more, but I was still in sin. I was not out there doing drugs...
    savedbygrace savedbygrace 22-25, M Sep 26, 2009

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    Related Experiences

    I would like to tell how i became a Christian. I was eight years of age when i put my trust in the Lord Jesus Christ i had been brought up in a Christian home and was taken to...
    Redeemed02 Redeemed02 66-70, M 3 Responses Sep 14

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    So here i am at age 25. Constantly battling with my thoughts, specifically, loneliness. I'm a soldier, i've spent some time in Afghanistan. I've been on worship teams and helped...
    silentdragon1 silentdragon1 22-25, M 6 Responses Sep 20

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    Tried christiancafe. Got rejections for being too young. Or just got ignored. Guys that seemed ok ignored me as well or haven't been online in a long time. Then my trial expired...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 70+, F 1 Response 48 mins ago

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    I've been a Christian for almost 13 years (age 29 when I accepted Christ). I never had any sudden transformation when I became a Christian. My faith grew when I walked the darkest...
    tracylpiatt tracylpiatt 41-45, F 3 Responses Sep 15

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    I claim to be a Christian, at least to myself and the few friends who really know me. I grew up going to church, but I was never sure if what I was told was true. I asked Jesus...
    goldenbeginning goldenbeginning 31-35, F 5 Responses Sep 10

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    The Christian Response to Mental Illness "I was sick and you visited me; in prison and you came to me..." (Matthew 25:36) Someone with a mental health problem is both sick and in...
    perseverer perseverer 51-55, F 2 Responses Sep 13

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    Haven't posted in a while... lots of stuff happened xD. Recently I've been going through a period where I feel like God isn't real, and that he never was, but I'm hanging on by a...
    evie2001 evie2001 13-15, F 8 Responses Sep 17

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    The text message forwarded to me from my younger sister Saira was concise and chilling: 'Mum's sent a hit man to kill you,' it read. 'Be careful.' As I read those words, my first...
    BollywoodStar BollywoodStar 18-21, F Sep 23

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    My dad was diagnosed with cancer the week before my high school graduation. We sat in the hospital room for 3 days that felt like forever. I remember getting a feeling everything...
    Jsmith929 Jsmith929 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    I love it. I have listened since I was a teenager to Christian rock and I am 37. Many radical Christians feel like that stuff is bad. I can see their point. They feel like since...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F 1 day ago

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    Why We Are So Hated If we took every criticism of us at face value we would be led to believe that around us are sincere and upright people who have studied the Bible and found...
    perseverer perseverer 51-55, F 8 Responses 6 days ago

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    A Christian is not a tool, or some kind of a mechanical wrench to a great big religious regime. A Christian is not some kind of tool that keeps a religious organization moving. A...
    jemdl21 jemdl21 16-17, F 3 Responses Sep 10

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    One of the books that has and continues to make a significant impact on my life is "The Big Book of Christian Mysticism : The Essential Guide to Contemplative Spirituality" by Carl...
    reb0rn reb0rn 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 16

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    I am not a Christian, but I do want to discuss something regarding Christianity. I recently gave up my membership to the "I am an Atheist" group, for reasons that have become...
    Jononymous Jononymous 26-30, M 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    I'd love to be able to stay at home with our boys. We'd definitely have to trim our budget and possibly move into a more affordable home if that was even a serious consideration...
    Wonderloon Wonderloon 31-35, F 3 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    As a young child I grew up in a nudist family. I remained at home until I completed college and got married. I was the 6th child of 13 children. The first thing we all did when...
    maturemominbackyard maturemominbackyard 46-50, F 4 Responses Sep 6

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    I am not young. I have never been married. It is so hard to be a not-young Christian single! Other Christians don't really know what to make of me. Christians often believe that...
    lynnieruns lynnieruns 41-45, F 2 Responses Sep 1

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    Ugggg in on a trip for 3 months with a bunch of Christians and they are constantly judging each other and trying to shame the other person. They have to be heard on everything and...
    Justdez Justdez 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 5

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    The Bible. Christians take it too focused, and Atheists take it too unrealistic. What is the link? Is there any? YES!! If you look deep enough, Christians believe in atheist...
    Crayzelle Crayzelle 70+, M Sep 11

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    GETTING COMFORTABLE BEING UNCOMFORTABLE--Segment from last "Eye of the Storm" radio broadcast"GETTING COMFORTABLE BEING UNCOMFORTABLE"Huh? How can that be? Is it not an oxymoron...
    Heavenbound5511 Heavenbound5511 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 16

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    I've decided that I want to share my story and witness to others who are going or have already gone through the same situation as me and the ultimate pain of divorce. I recently...
    Better32 Better32 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 17

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    ("Let me explain this to you. Because you need to know this!") Daniel 7:20; I also wanted to know about the ten horns on its head, and about the other horn that came up, before...
    ifyouseekamyxxx ifyouseekamyxxx 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Just when you thought the Dark Ages and the Inquisition were over, Christian "Witch"-hunting in Africa today.Video footage of mob violence in Western Africa. A group of people...
    innosflew innosflew 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 11

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    I'm a christian and the devil is playing games with me. He turned me against my family, made my family say hurtful things to me. He would also attack me physically as well as...
    Xcinderella Xcinderella 16-17, F 6 Responses Sep 15

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    Yes.... I love being home alone. This way I get to walk around naked... Yikes!! Just kidding.. I just love being home alone, It's such a beautiful feeling to knot have to close...
    HeyAsshole13 HeyAsshole13 22-25, F 5 hrs ago

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    Let me run you through a scenario. Imagine a United States that has 5 Atheists for every 1 Christian. Imagine one day that the Atheists say that they do not want the Bible to be...
    Sgm51ngc5194 Sgm51ngc5194 22-25, M 2 Responses Sep 4

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    See my father is Christian and wants me to be Christian I told him no that I won't believe in his bullshit my gf is Wiccan and with that religion I've always felt right believing...
    Vlad6666 Vlad6666 18-21, M Sep 8

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    What if the story of Christianity, as we know it, was absolutely false? What if Christianity was created to separate the baseless faith into a "God" that shows no action but...
    LightlySaltedSalmon LightlySaltedSalmon 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 9

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    I'm a Christian that struggles with depression and self-harm, among other things. People have said that I'm not a Christian, because of these things, but I think these things make...
    Theycallherelly Theycallherelly 13-15, F 6 Responses Sep 9

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    I grew up too fast, my mother unfortunately had very bad taste in men until my early teens. Her second husband used to force me to do most of the housework and watch my little...
    crochetedgirl crochetedgirl 22-25, F Sep 22

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    "Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together..." (Hebrews 10:25). These days a lot of Christian folk tend to ignore this passage, there is this assumption that what matters...
    dochenaj dochenaj 26-30, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I am Christian from Islamic country, every time I talk to my friends about their religion and their way of thinking makes me realize how being a Christian is a big blessing, PRIASE...
    hatshepsut38 hatshepsut38 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Just something I wanted to share It was a day like no other. Who would have I would be getting a call at 10:20 in the morning on august 16. Its my brother in law and im wondering...
    JoAnnE25 JoAnnE25 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 8

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    I used to share a flat with 2 guys who seemed to feel the cold. When I got home from work I'd shower then dress in footie shorts and a vest (singlet). Sometimes in the summer the 2...
    Dodger30y2k Dodger30y2k 51-55, M 1 Response Sep 20

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    I Am a Christian and I love having a GREAT relationship with God and His Son my Lord Savior Jesus Christ but I'm constantly fighting my flesh and demons. I get sooo disappointed in...
    Salute2MyFlaws Salute2MyFlaws 18-21, F 5 Responses Sep 3

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    I'd prefer to have opinions/advice from Christians only for this one & specifically for this matter anyone, Christian or not please save the negative comments. I really can't deal...
    VousEtesBelleCM VousEtesBelleCM 18-21, F 10 Responses Sep 10

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    "So faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God."(Romans 10:17 WEB)Understanding and applying faith is essential in our fellowship and following of Jesus the Christ.Here...
    WilliamC WilliamC 61-65, M 2 Responses Sep 15

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    Okay I understand it I just don't get the same call to arms to defend it. Perhaps if I was truly a Christian I would. By any means today I have youth group......and someone pointed...
    KateTheStraightedge KateTheStraightedge 16-17, F Sep 16

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    I would like to meet other people here who are Christians. I am not the kind of Christian who likes to argue and debate. I'm pretty mild, and am here to encourage others in their...
    Annie107 Annie107 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 17

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    A lot of people don't take us teen Christians seriously..... Because they don't think we have the spiritual maturity.... Well I just want to say it for me and behalf of all teen...
    MtnDewForever MtnDewForever 16-17, M 2 Responses Sep 20

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    Why do christians believe Halloween is evil? And what kind of solid evidence do y'all have? Tch, i'm born on Halloween and i think it's safe to say that there's nothing wrong with...