I understand your faith is important and that is wonderful, but looking down on someone for walking a different, yet equally good path is unfair. Although she was a little confused about what that meant I thought we had an understanding and that she put that understanding at the same level I did. Born and raised Atheist, converted to Christianity in college, went through several different denominations over twenty years, finally left church last year after a lot of deliberation and research. Just don’t be surprised when the more rules you have for your partner, the harder it is to find a partner. This relationship isn't a collaboration between two equal partners. Ghandi once observed, “I like your Christ. Christians divorce at a higher rate than atheists, Should I Keep Dating Him Even Though Religion Might Tear Us Apart? What To Do If You Want To Find Love. However, I’ve retained a lot of what is referred to as “Catholic social teaching” and it means more than “tithing”. Why must we chose? I know not everyone will understand my point and i do not mean to tackle more about this as many might war me on this. I’m now starting to get back to my god to understand how and why all this turned out the way it did. Then, later coming to a point where their Christian beliefs strengthen, which causes them to rethink that agreement. You’re right about the yoking up part. If fear isn't driving his demands, then we are dealing with a man who thinks he can take you over. Who’s to say yours is the right one. and I said you knew my religious status from day one, why is it now you're telling me this? EQUAL people. If they respect you and ask for the same back would it not be easy for the believer to get his or her way with the subject of kids because I sure wont have a problem with my kids to be Christ-like or guided by any other religion and i am a believer of God just not so good with religions because of the blindly believers that will look down on you for questioning or just not believing everything just because you have too, who are you to say who goes to Heaven I thought only he would be on the day of your judgement. 3 yr relationship ended because he wanted to be Muslim. When I mentioned to her that by dying to herself (sin) to live through Him, and thus have a better life,   she said I was talking in Riddles. I didn’t know the rules, I do now, but he did. What a crock of self-righteous, loveless drivel. It has worked for us for almost 10 years. You can try talking with your actions instead of your mouth (it works better that way), or your t-shirt that   claims “God said it, I believe it, that settles it”, and all the other slogans you substitute for both critical thinking skills and (more importantly) love, caring understanding and empathy for your fellow human beings. It is about love, not about rules. Now just very recently he came to me with some problems; I want to go to a fashion design school in LA. May be if you read the case ,you could find your error. But my past is a huge part of me, and even if some of the people from my past are imperfect, that's OK. This lady I’m seeing is catholic and believe I’m a good man whatever my religion. Sometimes, I’ll let my secular biases out, and she always forgives me. . Okay, so I'm an Atheist and my boyfriend is a Christian. Their faith is generic and they are reluctant to follow their faith with real commitment, which is why is easier for them to have that type of relationship. God sacrificed His best, His only Son for us, would we not stop and think before entering into a relationship that could cause us grief or harm later. if religion is so important for me i put the red line before   of build some realtionship else   only   is play with this person. She became more insecure, regardless of the many ways I tried to reassure her through actions and words. “This is the most beautiful true love story that I have ever read. Yeah study the Bible. Try to learn something about your partner's faith or lack of. He will expect you to roll over. The best part about you is the way you translate complex psychological stuff into easy to understand and actionable insights. So you think lying (repeatedly) about marriage when he has been aware of his girlfriend’s wiews all along is not leading her on? i always correct him – were not married, dad. My boyfriend wants me to change religions before we get married, what should I do? The only “god” I see there is your institutional “god” of wrath, vengeance and retribution….and of guilt, shame, and degradation of the human spirit, in the name of institutional control of the “sheep”   I suppose people who need fear to keep them from behaving badly, project that same need onto everyone else.
  • Wow, that line was intense! Your fan. “I found the book very helpful in guiding people to learn how to tune into spirit messages, and particularly liked Dr. Turndorf's guidance through meditations. he believes on God but he doesn’t believe much on the Bible coz for him, it’s more of stories. Okay, so this is nto the same as the religion thing, but we are on the same page and both made it very clear to each other what we expect so as not to have many suprises about our feelings in the years to come….and of course things and circumstances change. Send me a copy of the 8 Massive Mistakes Report." I'm imperfect. This man is slowly trying to take you over. It was comfortable and safe and felt right. There are many Christians who go to church on sundays but really don’t have an understanding of what the messge of Jesus Christ was all about. I have a feeling grandparents can (but not always) add pressure here. I can lead others toward faith, but if one experiences a true conversion to faith, that is not up to me. You don't have to tell him directly; he can read your unconscious and your willingness to wipe yourself out for the man you love. She then asked “what does that mean.” When I said that its meant that I believed we would be together, nothing had changed. My first boyfriend was from Lebanon and his parents didn't approve of me dating him. For me, though, the reason to read this book is the author's wisdom in teaching her readers how to heal rifts across the death boundary. It’s entirely up to you what you do after hearing it. However I seem to attract Jewish guys and my most significant relationships have been with Jewish men. He must’ve really had a change of heart and I realize that that can happen, but I feel led on and a bit hurt and angry. I just love the punchline. I don’t take her to synagogue, she doesn’t take me to church. From the very beginning of our relationship we talked about putting Jesus at the center. Readers will get a lot out of this book and know that their loved ones are always connected.”, “I could not put this book down!!! Yes, I know it's weird.) I got there, and that is when I saw that money didn’t fix it, you need a spiritual life that is plentiful. So many people call themselves Christians but  think that going to Church on Sunday is all the requirement of having a relationship with Jesus. I wasn’t really raised religious and don’t have any religious feelings for the most part. You are inexperienced in love it seems, otherwise you would know why it is important to keep your word. Isn’t he Christ’s vicar to you? You have a religion and have never felt the need to change it, so who is he kidding? I have courage in my convictions but that doesn’t mean I believe myself to be better than anyone else. I’m pretty sure on that point because if that isn’t true, you have a serious problem with memory, comprehension, or both, and those are usually individual issues, not the kind of mass epidemic one sees here. More and more people should be taking advantage of what you're offering. I do not expect everyone to believe that to be true but it is the foundation of Christian belief. Dates them and then says oh I can’t continue dating you because you aren’t a Born Again Christian. I’m a big believer in searching for answers, but only where answers can be had. Thanks for everyone’s feedback and thanks, Evan, for your’s too. What would have happened if that guy had rejected her for not being one of Jacob’s daughters? Listen To This. Dating a non-Catholic (or non-Christian, even) taught this man how important his faith was to him. Best of luck.