I am a 33-year-old woman from a small town in North Carolina. I've joined BeliefNet because, well, I have been struggling for a long time with many things. There are some tremendous changes taking place within my spirit, and in turn I need to make some major changes in my life. I know God is dealing with me and that I am at the beginning of something amazing. I have begun attending church with my family again after being out for many, many years. Satan led me to believe that I could never be forgiven for some of the things I've done, that I didn't deserve to be loved by anyone, and these beliefs took me places I never should have been. But I think I'm finding my way, slowly but surely.
What else? I work at a university, where I am also attending Graduate School. I own my house (a cabin in the woods), I have a cat, and a circle of friends and family I can always count on. I was married briefly about ten years ago to a non-believer, and have had many relationships before and since that one, but each one leaves me feeling a little more empty. I find it very hard being a single Christian woman. I want to be close to God, and I need to get there. I know now that He is the only truth, and a relationship with Him is the only thing that will ever complete me. And now...I just need to begin that relationship.