Well first Annie I want to just come right out and say it.
:cryhankie: Why did you change your Avatar?!? :cryhankie:
I loved the cute pic and am sad to see it go.
Anyway, as pertaining to my faith, I am a fundamentalist Christian, and my denomination is Southern Baptist. Now the Baptist Church is a federation or association with central leaders. Thus you have a bit of a difference between one church and another as long as they believe the core principals of the faith such as Christ being the head of the Church and the only acceptable atoning sacrifice to bring redemption and righteousness.
I looked at other faiths and denominations on my journey of faith and found the place I believe I am supposed to be. I am studying for Ministry, so to say that my faith guides my life is an understatement. There are very few things that I could not tell my Pastor and he is one of the select folks that I told about wearing diapers while I was in counseling sessions with him after my wife had an affair and left me.
I cannot adequately express how valuable my relationship to God is in my life, I would give everything, and could loose all I have and still be content in Christ. I do not say this flippantly as I've been close. I was out of work for six months with no income and my Son and I had to move in with my Mother. There are few things as humiliating as being in your 30's and having to depend on your parents to provide for your every need again. Worse still is when they have to provide for your child too since you have no further resources. Fortunately, I am able to return the favor now as I have gainful employment again and am now supporting my Mother as her unemployment benefits ran out.
As for finding a Church itself, this could potentially be a long process as you and Curt need to visit various places to find not only proper doctrine, but a Church family. The people I go to church with are not perfect, but the atmosphere is warm and inviting, the people are not judgmental, and should you become active in Sunday School or other activities you will find close friends that become members of your extended family.