When I went to church with the kids yesterday, the homily of the priest reiterated at the back of mind. It was about acceptance. Accepting of the invitation in a certain feast. And once you accepted the invitation. You will be given a responsibility that you should do.
You should not say I would be saved because I have joined this religion. The religion cannot save you but your belief and how you accept GOD in your being. Acceptance, understanding and forgiveness are only one of those that you are responsible with.
Accepting the person despite of the bad things he have done to you. Understand why he did it to you and forgive. These three tools can be hard. But once you do it responsibly. The salvation will be yours.