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    I am a 26 year old female. Survivor of ma0ny types of abuses and religious fundamentalism from birth - 21. But also a receiver of much love too. I LOVE dogs and cats and meditating and alternative spirituality. I love hot tea and taking long walks. I LOVE baths and reading books. But especially I love writing poetry and singing.

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  1. Wow, I read back over all of what I wrote and everyone's replies... It kind of was fucked up... When I read this... It makes me feel sick. I don't know how I got through the pain and severe anguish. I really don't.
  2. What symptoms of religious trauma do you struggle with the most? And what do you do to combat these? Personally I've been dx with a myriad of mental and physical health conditions. But the symptoms of religious trauma that I deal with the most are self-injury since I was single digits, severe black and white thinking, extreme difficulty making decisions by myself. I also attempted suicide when I was 16. I have an EXTREME fear of these natural disasters that everyone are claiming are the end times. Fear of hell and the tribulation. Just FEAR! I combat these by meditating, yoga
  3. I'm glad you had positive memories. Mine weren't all bad. But there also was a lot of bad too but I'm so thankful for the good.
  4. You're not alone. I can relate. My parents loved me too but also abused me a lot too and it's difficult to contend with. I personally could NOT do it anymore and left when I was 21. I also have been suicidal and even attempted once when I was 16 or so, and have self-injured since I was single digits. If it's really that bad I would move in with someone else. You're in a good place here. We hear you and care. Feel free to PM me. You're not alone.
  5. I have many resources as I have severe codependcy issues also. But Google usually brings about good results and resources. Feel free to PM.
  6. Yes it wasn't all bad. I had great friends up to a point. And there were some good teachers. But in the end they all turned on me once they expelled me. They threatened the other students with expulsion if they didn't all write incriminating (some true but a lot false) things about me, my sex life, things I said, etc.) They found out I wasn't a virgin, 3 weeks before graduation - out of a graduating class of 3 people!! Lol!!
  7. I'm curious how many here attended a private Christian school? I for one attended a private Christian school, grades K - 12th, so from ages 5 - 17. I'm curious how many had the same experiences as myself. •Are your memories of said school(s) pleasant? •Was there any abuse? •Did your school(s) adhere to the same standards of curriculum and punishment as public schools do? For me the punishments were barbaric at times. The punishments ranged from: Public humiliation/shaming from the whole student body and staff in the gymnasium whe
  8. That's understandable. Do some soul searching and weigh the pros and cons
  9. Yes, all my mom reads is the bible or books about end times prophesy and tribulation and the apocalypse. There's no convincing my parents, they won't even entertain the idea for sake of argument. But I get it because I used to be the same way. I personally have hurt my parents worse as I've cut almost total contact with them since January. And that kills them and I feel guilty.. But you're not alone in this.
  10. Yes I do love him. He's my dad. But he is very loving too so it's confusing. I'm mostly here to heal from and gain insight into a life after Christianity. I just gave some history.. was that wrong? I need to begin seeing my therapist again. Have a good day..
  11. Well, it all started with me dating someone when I was 22, and he was 33. They were very unimpressed to say the least. He was and still is (and I am too now) a believer (but not a strict follower) of New Age and metaphysics. I am more a mixture of pagan, new age, and even some Christian doctrines (like 'love that neighbor', etc.) I guess you could say I relate to the term "omnist" the most. He (my bf) helped me gain the courage to speak to them. But it should be noted that I'd been doubting for a few years before.. so I guess it took like 3 or 4 years before I really came out to them.
  12. I was raised to believe that the whole Bible was literal and God-breathed thus I believed the following (and many more to add): • The 6 day creation story and on the 7th day he rested •Women are and always will be subservient to men and that we were made out of a rib bone •That God breathed life into our bodies •That demons can and do oppress us, however if we have Jesus living inside of us then they can't possess us, only oppress us •That Jonah was swallowed by a whale •That we are so blessed by rainbows because it's a holy covenant that God won't floo
  13. Thank you, that means a lot. Support to you as well
  14. Is yours related to issues within Christianity? If you don't want to answer that's fine. Yep. DDNOS too. Mine are more like aspects.
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