I am a christian and so it was a challenge for me to attend a naturist health club. My reasons for doing so were and are complicated but suffice to say that body image was paramount. I had never accepted myself for who I was nor was I comfortable in my own skin. But I was created in God's image so would it be wrong to shed my clothes amongst complete strangers? I felt that it would not, and furthermore that it was necessary. For in shedding my clothes I was celebrating God's gift and who I was inside without the trappings that we all hide behind. I remember sitting in the car for ages before I plucked up the courage to enter the club but I was glad that I did. The feeling of liberation and freedom was euphoric. I took to the water, literally, like a duck and I am really looking forward to the next event in a few weeks. Thanks for listening.