Have any of you other Christians felt “out of the norm”?

Is there any other christians out there that feel like they are out of the norm?

I go to church and I see all these women who enjoy sewing, make-up and shopping and are…well girly. I’m exactly the opposite that I feel like I’m breaking some Christian rule. I’m a paleantologist, I dive with sharks, I sky-dive and I know how to fix cars the same way I know how to cook.

Is it bad for a christian woman to be so… unormal? I feel like all I don’t fit in with the Christian community, expecially the Christian women. So many of them are stay-at-home moms, yet I am a working mom. I actually take my children with me to the dig sites(I have to travel) because they need their mommy.

Is it ok to be so…unwomanly? Did God create me to be so unormal?
@:)))), I live in the states but I travel a lot. =)

Thank you for all the answers guys. You really lifed my spirits/

17 Responses to “Have any of you other Christians felt “out of the norm”?”

  1. The Rainman says:

    leave your bible at a dig. that’ll fix things.

  2. Noctis says:

    Do you think you would be happy trying to be the norm?

    If yes, then be the norm.

    If no, do what makes you happy.

  3. brawn24 says:

    Like Danielson at a Kobra Kai dojo.

  4. Angela says:

    I have a few Christian friends that are considered out of the normal. But I think your just fine and that God created you to do the things you enjoy and share these things with your family.

  5. nancy jo says:

    Sounds like you need to go “church shopping”. Find another church where you feel like you will fit in. After all, Jesus accepts you “Just As You Are”, so you need to feel that acceptance reflected in those you worship with.

  6. Fállen Angel® says:

    as a Christian it is normal to feel as an outcast .. seek peace in the Lord and trust Him explicitly .. He will light your way to fulfillment ..

  7. seeker of jehovah says:

    yes i feel out of sorts

    its not bad to be different

    you just do not share things in common with the ladies you describe

    i feel the same with men in my church

    i have nothing in common with them

    Is it ok to be so…unwomanly? yes

    Did God create me to be so unormal? yes

  8. Richard H says:

    You’re looking at it the wrong way. God wants us to be happy and if doing those things makes you happy, go for it. We were all not created the same way. Some of us have an aptitude for singing; others it may be a mechanical aptitude. Don’t worry about trying to fit the mold that you have built in your mind as to what Christian women should be like. We aren’t all created the same way.

  9. beth888 says:

    You’re not un-normal. God created you to be what he wanted you to be. He didn’t create you to be just like everyone else. I know what you mean about feeling out of the norm (I’ve been there too), but that doesn’t make you any less of a Christian woman.

    Don’t feel insecure or worry- God’s plan for you is different than God’s plan for me and God’s plan for the other women at your church.

  10. Ema says:

    Yes! Definitely! There are plenty of girly crowds I don’t fit into.
    God created you unique! I think the main things God put in women are care, passion, and emotion. We may be emotional (some more than others) but if you are caring passionately about your children and about God and where He has placed you, then that is what is making God smile. =)

  11. Junior says:

    You’re the kind of woman my wife would gravitate towards — she doesn’t care for all the girly-girl stuff and would rather talk to you! For us, there’s nothing sub-standard about you! We’d both rather ask you for a dinner party and hear your stories than what little Johnny did yesterday!

  12. mechanically challenged says:

    There is nothing wrong with you. Some woman just like the adornment and you feel you have better things to do with your time and money ( like me).
    I think it’s great what you do.
    It’s all about your relationship with the LORD anyway, Right?

  13. foxwithabone says:

    christianity is a sexist religion, if that bothers you then try reading the parts about how a wife should be submissive to her husband.

    The opening verse of 1 Peter chapter three says to “be submissive to your husbands.”1 Corinthians 14:34 – 35*
    34. Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but [they are commanded] to be under obedience, as also saith the law.
    35 And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to speak in the church.


    Colossians 3:18 *
    18. Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord.

  14. Dan says:

    You sound normal to me, not all woman are into sewing, or make up, ect.

  15. :)))))) says:

    I don’t know where you live but around here its not like that. im only fifteen but I couldn’t be a house wife wife a Christian too. I know people who are Christain who work. the dont dive with sharks that’s that’s probably because we don’t live near any.

    You weren’t created to be a person like them.you werecreated to be YOU

  16. sunflower says:

    well were not all statues i always say….. it is only bad when men or society or system treat females like they were men…… like if no men worked on cars and men told you to do it that would be wrong.. we have a world of church going Christian ladys that have been tom boys all their life… and girly both sewing etc .. sports etc.. so maybe you are created to be bored with the other girly stuff… i do like the stay at home mom thing or take them with you thing if only life would let us all do that … question im sure we all have strange feelings … GOD LOVES YOU ..

  17. purple veggie says:

    You sound like a neat, interesting person who doesn’t fit into a stereotype. There is nothing wrong with you.

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