Im christian dating atheist

When we got sober, my husband tried to find a spirituality that he could accept, but today he's quite happily a staunch agnostic or, as he calls himself, "aspiritual." Throughout our twenty-two year relationship, he's viewed most of my spiritual explorations kindly, supporting me as much as he could. He could care less about church and I could care less about trains, but we're partners so we indulge each other without complaint.

But when I returned to my childhood church, he struggled -- just like I struggled when he gave up all attempts at spirituality around the same time. Ultimately, being married to an atheist as a believer is just like being married to someone that loves football when you can't stand the sport; you tolerate the differences because that is what couples do.

Will one parent see no problem with watching R-rated movies or even PG-13 while the other parent tries to forbid that?

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Here’s one of the greatest issues about being unequally yoked in marriage; Christians know that marriage is intended to be for life and even though Christians do divorce, it should only be for ongoing, unrepentant adultery by the other partner, therefore a Christian may end up being trapped in a strife-filled marriage with no way out, having no biblical grounds for divorce.

God doesn’t tell us to not be unequally yoked because He doesn’t want us to have a great marriage; He doesn’t want us to be married to an unbeliever because both could end up being miserable.

This can seem counterintuitive to the concept of mutual interests being what draws most couples together, obviously.

But it is learning to love our differences that has made us stronger as a couple.

My liberal feminist mother couldn't take it and we switched to a progressive Methodist church instead, a return to her childhood religious roots.

While I don't feel like I had a particularly religious upbringing, I clearly did. I dumped the idea of a male God and instead prayed to the pagan concept of the Goddess for years.

This doesn’t mean the Christian is sinless of course, for we all fall short of God’s glory (Rom ), but they will strive to always speak the truth, even when it hurts.

Christians are not superior to non-believers…we are just in a better position, relationally, to God as we’ve received the peace of God through the lifting of condemnation through Christ (Rom 5:1; 8:1), however we are convicted when we do sin and we should feel compelled to immediately ask for forgiveness.

You could end up with a house divided and Jesus once warned, An atheist and Christian don’t have exactly the same values, morals, and ethics.

An unbeliever might think a “white lie” is okay when the Christian doesn’t.

It can be the hardest at Christmas, particularly since my daughter has chosen my husband's "side" in the spirituality debate, thanks to her deeply alternative school (full of anarchist vegan atheists) even though she came to church with me extensively when she was little (we let her choose her spiritual stance without judgement; we're THOSE parents).

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