My religion is really important to me and I don't think I'd want to date a guy who didn't share it. I mean, for one, I'd want my kids to be raised in my faith, and that would probably be a big conflict if I married a guy who wasn't the same religion. Plus there's a lot of other things, like I'd be worried a non-religious guy wouldn't be happy waiting til marriage. I just don't think I could do it, but some of my friends say I'm being a bigot for saying I wouldn't date someone who's not my faith. Am I wrong?
Most Helpful Guy
Absolutely not. When it comes to relationships, religion and politics are the kind of thing that can end a marriage faster then light. It's not just a question of your willingness to "tolerate" someone else's belief or lack of belief. It's a matter of dramatically contrasting worldviews, and when worldviews collide, the results can be devastating for a marital relationship.
However, given that you say that "I'd want my kids to be raised in my faith", I wonder how important your religion is to you.1
Most Helpful Girl
You don't do it because you think you can't... It's all about your mindset and clearly you are just not open to the possibility because you are too busy living in fear instead of experiencing it and finding out for yourself if it can work or not. Maybe it can't, maybe it can, you don't know.
But I guess that's what religion does to you, control your mind about the things you can and cannot do.. Do your thing girl and if you really believe that only a religious man can provide you waht you want, go ahead and do that, maybe he will, maybe he won't... That you can only know when and if 20 years from now he is still the same man and you are the same woman you are today...
Life is a very powerful teacher and sometimes it will give you things in the least way expected... so brace yourself, you might just be surprised in thinking you know better :)