How do i open up to people? i recently joined a group for women and it's so hard for me to be myself.. i'm so shy and quiet.. i'm afraid of saying something stupid.. this is a christian group of women also and my husband and i just started trying to live a christian life and i was not raised in church and know nothing about the subject and these women are talking Godly things and i just have nothing in common with none of them.. my family was very redneck.. all i have to talk about is my drug addict mom, my grandather the molestor, my brother the schitophrenic... maybe i shouldn't go on.. i'm just saying these women seem like they came from really good homes and have a really good life now and i'm just sooo different.. i want that life, but i'm not there yet.. how can i feel comfortable around them without being fake?
Asked by Anonymous at 1:47 PM on Aug. 19, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs
Answer by PaceMyself at 1:52 PM on Aug. 19, 2009
Answer by jennijune_21 at 2:02 PM on Aug. 19, 2009
You don't need to be fake to get people to like you. Everyone has a unique story about how they came to Christ and God uses everyone and meets us all where we are. You will find some people who speak in what I call Christianese and try to act more holy than they are, but you don't need to impress them. God loves you for who you are and his people should too. Just be yourself and people will be drawn to your genuine spirit.
Answer by cleanaturalady at 2:07 PM on Aug. 19, 2009
Answer by Shaneagle777 at 2:18 PM on Aug. 19, 2009
It may be hard, but if you are rally wanting to learn and have a Godly life and these ladies seem to be Godly women they can probably help you become a stronger Christian :) At first share your longing to learn and be close to God, and as they help you with that you can share more if you feel the need to. As women of God they should be happy to be your friend and help you learn, if they aren't, find a different group.
Answer by Anonymous at 3:32 PM on Aug. 19, 2009
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Answer by teamquinn at 7:43 PM on Aug. 19, 2009