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NateE July 8th, 2013 3:08am

Have you ever had anything happen to you that turned your life around completely for the better? Please share your stories in the comments

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DavesNotHere where am I
07/08/13 1:19 pm

Got help for depression & anxiety. Haven't had a panic attack in 7 years.

amyaub
07/08/13 6:35 am

I transferred to Auburn University from LSU towards the end of my sophomore year. Ended up with a 3.96 GPA and a chair at a top 30 law school. :)

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barbearnj Dreaming of Banff
07/08/13 4:42 am

After two bad marriages and two bad relationships I met my third husband. He isn't perfect (who is?) but he was certainly worth waiting for. I'm glad I didn't give up on love.

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ishady 86451132020
07/08/13 1:41 am

I was worshiping at a church every Sunday till one day I realized god doesn't exist. It changed my life. I no longer live in foolish ignorance and tell myself silly lies just to handle life's problems. I am truly not blessed.

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Nukimo NC Dreaming of Far Away
07/08/13 8:22 am

Good For you & no lightening bolts!?! Some podcasts & org's you might want to check out. Free Thinkers Soc., FFRF:Freedom From Religion Foundation, Point of Inquiry, The Imaginary Friends Show & American Atheist to name a few. Good Luck & Congrat!s!

Nukimo NC Dreaming of Far Away
07/08/13 11:42 am

BTW, Absolutely a Great Avatar Pic!! Perfect!!

wego Utah
07/07/13 11:18 pm

Divorce

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AnnaRose Texas
07/07/13 10:26 pm

I was really depressed a couple years ago and my youth group went to a net retreat and they did a skit-thing to a Nickleback song. I broke down crying and made a really personal promise to God that ended up saving my life.

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StilettoMiss SF med law, meme queen
07/07/13 10:09 pm

I enlisted in the military :)

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jimjimjimjim KCLE
07/08/13 8:25 am

Awesome! What did you end up doing in the AF?

StilettoMiss SF med law, meme queen
07/08/13 8:37 am

I was a transport specialist :) air transportation was my primary training, but when the invasion came our career field did a lot of back-fill for the Army's eighty-eight mike mission and we ended up driving convoys for force sustainment operations

Nukimo NC Dreaming of Far Away
07/08/13 9:31 am

Go Air Force. My wife was in longer than I was, 10+yrs 'til 1yr remote to Thule, Greenland! We worked for AFRTS. Her TV, me Radio AFN EUR. We both think AF is #1. I was Army then AF. I say min. 2-4yrs for All B-4 or after college & Free Education!

koalapanda The Universe
07/07/13 9:16 pm

When I was a teenager I started heading down the wrong path. Drugs, doing bad in school, getting into trouble. Then it suddenly turned around, I got closer to god, started making good grades, started martial arts, and found my future fiancé

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EmWalt Meet Jim the Duck
07/07/13 9:15 pm

I've been a Catholic all my life, but being confirmed really "ignited the fire" in me. Good friends with the deacons and priests at my parish and my grade school. <3 The chaplain at my current school (I'm in high school now)isn't around much.

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dramaschick All ways in my head
07/07/13 8:57 pm

I unexpectedly got pregnant and it made me realize that the way I was living wasn't working any longer so I gave my life to Christ. It's an amazing feeling when you give your life over to God. No one can take that away from you

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beeney
07/07/13 11:40 pm

...how do you do this?

dramaschick All ways in my head
07/08/13 6:12 am

Do what exactly? Give your life to Christ?

Rocker saved by grace
07/07/13 8:46 pm

I gave my life to Christ. It was a change that will be of eternal significance. I don't regret one minute of living for Christ.

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Kris Humidity Central
07/07/13 8:25 pm

A close friend said "We both want the same things in life" and the pure truth of the statement hit me like a ton of bricks.

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Jungle in the dog house
07/07/13 8:21 pm

You mean like when I won the Powerball jackpot? Then no.

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
07/07/13 8:16 pm

When I became a Christian it totally turned my life around.

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NateE Moderate Republican
07/07/13 8:19 pm

What age did you become christian?

NateE Moderate Republican
07/07/13 8:29 pm

What made you turn to god? Any big event or anything like that?

Rocker saved by grace
07/07/13 8:48 pm

You gained another follower TopsQueen. I'm glad you made the right choice.

kilokalex Sanity is for the weak
07/07/13 8:15 pm

Marriage, baby, and getting fired twice.

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shellybaxter1234 Peaceful Place
07/07/13 8:13 pm

I sought out and received treatment for depression and anxiety. Before that my life was unstable and at some times hell. I waited way too long due to stigma and lack of treatment options. I work now to change those things for others

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NateE Moderate Republican
07/07/13 8:12 pm

I had a dream one night that changed my life and a few other things

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political Georgia
07/07/13 8:19 pm

Is it too personal to share. I understand if it is.

NateE Moderate Republican
07/07/13 8:21 pm

Well I'll share it I guess, I wasn't. One night I had a dream that Jesus was on the cross dead and he was really far away and I kept walking closer and closer and when I came maybe 20 feet away and raised his head and looked me in the eyes and...

NateE Moderate Republican
07/07/13 8:22 pm

The feeling I got when I locked eyes with him was so intense I woke up instantly breathing really hard and sweating and couldn't sleep for the rest of the night and it was like only midnight when I woke up

political Georgia
07/07/13 8:23 pm

You seem to have a close connection with God

NateE Moderate Republican
07/07/13 8:27 pm

I'd like to think I do. That dream is honestly where it all started for me though.

MrAngerer
07/07/13 8:11 pm

Christ drew me in and turned me around so quick, you could've sworn I was dizzy.

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NateE Moderate Republican
07/07/13 8:17 pm

That's awesome man

MrAngerer
07/07/13 8:24 pm

It obviously wasn't as simple as that, but you kinda get the picture.

NateE Moderate Republican
07/07/13 8:34 pm

How did everything come together for you?

MrAngerer
07/07/13 8:38 pm

It started when I was in 4th grade. Stagnant until 8th grade where there was a big spike then back down. Then after 9th grade a bigger spike and its stayed that way ever since and has even grown.

NateE Moderate Republican
07/07/13 8:42 pm

Wow that happened to you through your early years as well? It keep on spiking and going back down? My faith was like that but it has gotten a lot more intense in the past year or so

MrAngerer
07/07/13 8:43 pm

Yeah. It was amazing and genuine. The spikes were because I didn't really have any support.

NateE Moderate Republican
07/07/13 8:47 pm

Yeah I'm the only person in my family who goes to church at all and everything so I know exactly what you mean. I have great faith now, but god still feels really far away, but close at the same time. Do you feel that as well?

MrAngerer
07/07/13 8:51 pm

Yeah, at times. That reminded me of this song, though. youtu.be/0rerU_NYwD8