To tell you the whole story would fill a book.
In my best attempt at a nutshell...
I had an extremely profound experience at the age of about eight years old which marked the beginning of my relationship with God. I became a closet Christian for complicated reasons.
Stuff happened. I couldn't reconcile what "I" had done the fact I did not want it to happen. I was shattered. It became to painful to love God and care about life or eternity. I faded into spiritual apathy.
Six years later, I renounced my belief in God altogether at the age of 15.
Age 20, in God's time and with my willingness to be open, I came back.
It hasn't always been a pleasant experience, and I haven't always been able to separate my understanding of God from those who speak and act in His name, but that is part of the journey and I think I am stronger for it.
If you are curious about God or how I came to know him, I would be happy to answer questions you might have.
Links I recommend are...
- Christian Forums
Great place for all kinds of discussions - light, heavy, faith-related and "other"-related. A bit spammy these days though. All welcome!
- Got Questions?
A good starting place if you are wanting to understand more about Christianity.
- John Lennox
John Lennox has a range of stimulating and easy-to-follow talks on his website. He is a well known Christian apologetics person and has debated Richard Dawkins.
- Shelley Lubben and Pink Cross Foundation
This one is a little left field. Shelley Lubben is an ex-porn star who became a Christian. There are some really interesting articles and eye opening stats on her websites about the sex industry as well as discussion forums and stories of other ex-porn stars.