New poster here. I'm 25 y/o, female, I live in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas. I was raised in a strict Christian home, but my parents stopped attending church around the time I was in 7th/8th grade. I went many years rejecting God out of pure rebellion, not knowing if there was God, coming to the decision that there was a God-but I didn't want to worship Him since I knew I would have to stop my sinful ways. I found God in February 2011, for about a year I kept feeling like I needed to find a church and finally submit to God, but I never did. I attended church one week, the next week I randomly decided to try another church down the street from me and that was the day I got saved. In the days following, I was spiritually transformed. My heart of stone was replaced. I felt a strong desire to stop sinning. I definitely have ups and down with my struggle of sin. I'm involved in a great church that preaches the gospel and is true to God's word. One of my biggest struggles right now is learning to be bold for Christ. I want to share Christ with others, I have a hard time talking about this with friends that I had previous to being saved. Prayers and advice is definitely appreciated.