Yes! I'm a big Christian! While I don't attend church (I really want to, but my family only go during Easter and stuff, despite being heavily traditional in their views), I'm a big believer, although I have a pretty unorthodox belief system(?), which is ironic, considering I'm Greek Orthodox My belief is very strongly on trust and direction, and prayer. But my prayer is more like a conversation. I see God as almost like a friend, someone who is to guide me through times where I'm sad, lost, confused, unsure, struggling with temptation, but also through times where I'm happy, having fun, feeling really positive, and enjoying life. He is the one being that will always be there for me, regardless of whatever happens in my life.
My views, is that I should strive to be the best person I can possibly be. To always be kind, sweet, caring, supportive, and to make others smile and be happy, as well as myself. That I should be a good person, and that goodness should come from my heart, because it's something that I truly wish for the world, rather than coming from a place of fear of not being sent to Heaven.
As a lesbian, I've had my family tell me that I'm sinning, and that what I'm "doing" is not right, that it isn't in favour of God and his wishes, and all that stuff. So, for a really long time, I didn't have much faithโwell, I didn't really have true faith to begin with, because everything was just instilled into me from my familyโand I couldn't change who I was attracted to, and if God wasn't accepting of me, then there was no point.
However, one day, I prayed, about my boyfriend I had at the time, because he had cheated, and I asked God to steer me in the right direction. I was led to my now-ex-girlfriend, and that, to me, showed me that God accepted me as I was. Despite us having broken up, she led me to my current girlfriend. We're secretly engaged, we have plans for a family in our future (something my mum dreamt of for me, and is a big reason as to why she is upset with my sexuality), and we're now a year strong! I've never experienced a more healthy, communicative, safe, trusting relationshipโboth of my own, and of others'. And she has taught me so many incredible things, and supported me in so many beautiful ways. Surely, she is my little miracle. So, if that doesn't mean that God accepts my sexuality, I have no clue what could.
Ramble about my sexuality and girlfriend aside, I'm used to people believing that God shouldn't accept me. But, I'm pretty sure that God loves everyone. My belief is that, if you intend to be a good person, and don't "sin" because you wish to cause harm or destruction, or for selfish purposes (like stealing), then I believe that God accepts you. Being in BDSM/DDLG might not be everyone's cuppa'tea, but if your intents are to be happy and make others happy (be it sexually or non-sexually), then I believe that is a good thing, and that is what matters!