Being “saved” is kind of a misnomer in my humble opinion. While you are saved from the torment of being separated form our God for eternity salvation itself is the restoration of our relationship to God.
A lot of pastors, evangelists, Christians would want you to believe you believe your a sinner, say a prayer asking for forgiveness and BAM, your SAVED! I would beg to differ on that pretext. For an individual to restore their relationship with God they have to understand why the relationship is damaged, why it applies to them, why they want to restore it and THEN the steps to restoration of the relationship. It sounds overly complicated but it is not. Individuals who do not follow that prescription tend to last as long in Christianity as a vapor can in the wind.