CelestialBadger wrote: »
What a wonderful example of intelligent compromise in a relationship!
Personally I attend church and my husband does not, but he just regards it as an opportunity to get some "me time" and watch TV I don't like. There's no need to spend every waking moment together. In fact it is healthy to have interests the other person does not share, so that your social circles are not completely entangled.
IcyLiquid wrote: »
@Infidel One interesting thing to consider is that your mother accepted your father. Technically according to the bible she was sinning by being married to a non-christian. So yes, your father "somehow" got along with your mother, but she was also being flexible. Your point about both partners being tolerant is the crux of it.@MagicPrime So I guess it bears mentioning that if she seems willing to work on things, and reach a common ground, realize that she is already making a compromise, in terms of her religion, and take heart in that.
1 Peter 3:1-2 wrote:
Wives, in the same way submit yourselves to your own husbands so that, if any of them do not believe the word, they may be won over without words by the behavior of their wives, when they see the purity and reverence of your lives.
Hexmage-PA wrote: »
I can buy that an atheist/Christian couple could somehow work, but I'd think a person serious about their religion would begin to indoctrinate their children and worry that their beloved spouse's soul is in danger of burning for eternity everlasting in the fires of Hell.