The guy that I have been talking to recently told me that he is not religious and that he is not a believer in God or Jesus. On the other hand my faith and views are different. I'm not a very strict Christian but I consider myself Christian. I pray and believe in God and Jesus. I read the Bible sometimes too. I don't go to church every Sunday but I've been thinking about finding a church to go to and getting Baptised. I didn't judge him or anything. I don't believe in judging. I really like him so far and he seems like a decent person. Would it be a happy and possible relationship if we started dating? Or would our faiths effect everything we do and think?
I am atheist and my wife is catholic.. I married her, what does that tell you. I made it extremely clear at the outset of the relationship, that i did not care what religion she was, and i would never insult her for believing, but the moment she shoved her beliefs down my throat we would be done, and i would kick her out. We have never had an issue with religion because we laid down boundaries.
I have always respected her wishes, and she mine. So no issues.
Depending on your beliefs to his, you're Christian if he views porn he may not understand why your upset about it...
My husband and I are Christian at least he says he is, but I question it on the level because I have the issue of him looking at naked women or viewing shows like Game Of Thrones which is full of nudity/sex. I read an article today portraying how I feel about it he "says" he gets the idea of what I was saying yet he will still insist on watching stuff like this. Either that or he just doesn't care about how I feel when it comes to this I feel its all about him my opinion never matters.. YK? if you ever had this battle.
If you are talking about marriage and kids, there would be decisions to be made, mainly how will the children be raised (religiously speaking), and tithing. Other than that there should be no problems. You can have your faith, attend your church, etc. with no problems. He would even be welcome for the social events.
Two different religions yes, a christian and an atheist no they can't. One will definitely dominate the other. Either your faith will rub off on him or his dislike of your faith will slowly start affecting your relationship with God. If he is a good guy try getting him interested in church have him meet your church friends. See if you will affect his belief in nothing. If you don't after a while then odds are in a relationship his beliefs will inevitably affect yours. I have two devout catholic cousins who have both made that mistake.
Well.. I was born a Muslim and I've never considered myself as a religious person I even had times where I totally lost faith in God, Almost all the girls I've had relationships with was either Christians or Atheist but It NEVER affected our relationship because we respect each other's backgrounds and beliefs.
My dads an atheist and my mums a protestant as far as I know those have always been there beliefs and there still happily married. Though my dad isn't outspoken about it and my mum rarely goes to church any more if at all and took our side when both Me and my brother where missing all the masses to have more time to study when I went to a mostly catholic six form. Mostly as it let in non Catholics and Muslims to the six form. I don't think any of my family my self included really care all that much about our religion we just want to get things done and if someone else's religion stands in the way of getting things done we find that annoying.
If he respects your views and you respect his, if you just accept what both of you are and if you don't argue about it, then it can work. So, basically, you shouldn't try to covert him to your ways and neither should him.
If you two were on a deserted Island this wouldn't be an issue. I've found the social pressure from religious peoples friends/ family is what can cause' trouble. I seriously doubt his friends care enough about difference of faith to form an opinion.
I've dated a few girls that were super Christian. Her friends and family just couldn't let it go. Always trying to subtly convert me. Unbelievably obnoxious and irritating.
A lot of couples manage it. It is one more potential point of contention, and it depends on the degree to which each is committed. One of my brother-in-laws is an atheist, but they got married in a church, by a minister, and he will go on Christmas Eve when the family gets together.
If neither is that much into it, it is less important. I have a friend who is Jewish and his wife is not, but I don't think he has been in a synagogue for years.
I don't think it's a problem unless you don't accept him as his appereance and soul is. You can date anyone regardless of the rules of some specific countries. If you love that person why not? there is two main problems in our life : 1. We act without thinking. 2. We keep think without acting. "The choise is yours". Let the game begin a. k. a Saw
No it won't work out. I've tried it. Plus when you have kids you don't want it to be confusing for them why daddy doesn't go to church and why he's not baptized. I'm a lot like you. I don't go every Sunday.
It all depends on mutual respect for each other's beliefs. From personal experience there have been several interreligious marriages in my family (hindu-christian and hindu-jewish) and all of them worked out well. Religion should not be a problem unless it is disrespected.
My grandparents were together for 50 years of marriage, and every Sunday he'd drive her to church and pick her up, never attending himself. I guess it can absolutely work, as long as you're both free to express your own religious beliefs and not forcing them on eachother :)
It all comes down to how tolerant and respectful both partners are of each other's religious views. I'm an atheist and I could never imagine dating a religious person that spends more of their time sitting in the church/temple/mosque/filler or trying to persuade me that I'll go to hell for not believing in god/buddha/allah/filler. It's all about mutual respect if you ask me.
It can work. I've seen it work before. Most people don't care what faith their spouse is so long as it's not being brought up in an argumentative way all the time. The only time it may get difficult is like planning a wedding or when you have kids because then the nonbeliever may not want their kids going to church or something.
That depends on what you can handle. How would you react if he makes a blatantly disrespectful jab at Christianity? I know what you're going through and more times than not, they always got disrespectful without even being provoked.