Posted 11 August 2006 - 01:53 PM
On a personal note I have undergone the same transition. I was also brought up in a very strict house where I was 'very strongly encouraged' to attend a church of a denomination that I did not find fed my soul. After many years of this I decided not to attend church anymore and I underwent a dramatic time of self-searching. Then on one day in a new city that I had moved to (God works in amazing ways) I walked into a Cathedral and I found home. I have such an amazing relationship now with God and although I am by absolutely no means perfect my God is so graceful and merciful to me. Please understand that God is trying to tell you to move to where your heart truly feels home. I truly believe that we are all created to fill a particular 'spot' in God's plan. It is your Divine right to follow your heart and go where God needs you.
After a while my family has accepted my transition. Although our family members do not all agree on these matters we have learnt to respect each other's personal needs. I am very grateful for the change I underwent and I truly believe that God will protect you and your loved ones in this important life change.
Peace and God's love to you my sister.
A friend on this website sited this passage to me and I hope that it brings you similar peace:
"Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart."