My girlfriend believes in Christianity, while I do not and she always "remind" me that if I am not a Christian, she cannot marry me. This is troubling as I would always hold back my love and sacrifice for her because I feel like we will not have any future.
My religion is obviously not Christianity and so do my parents. Hence, converting my religion for my girl would go against my parents, the religious that i grow up with and also be shameful in front of my friends (for listening to girl too much).
Nonetheless, I feel that having a different religion is really not a problem and its just that she is against it. I am not a very "religious" guy, but to go against my parents religious for a woman, i feel that its unfilial and shameful.
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The problem has to do with the fact that she believe's a Relationship with Jesus is a religion. If you knew this, then it's best that you two cut ties. There is no rule/law that says that she can't marry somebody outside of the faith. But it's a major risk. Because if you don't share the same values, or views, especially when children get's involved, it can become disastrous. And that's with any faith or religion. You shouldn't convert to religion at all. And as a Christian, I'm telling you this. To surrender to God and repent of your sins, yes. To become a believer, absolutely yes, because you need a savior. HOWEVER. Never do this just because you want to be with somebody. Ever. It wouldn't work out well for you. But it should always matter because that person's believes is a part of them and who makes them up as people. To turn to God should be your personal choice. She's being very hypocritical for dating you, yet she refuses to marry you. So unless she can give logical arguments. She's being irrational right now. 1Corinthians 7 fully explains, just like another user have posted, though you should read only KJV/NKJV, that is is your choice as a non-believer to want to dwell with her. And if you don't want to anymore, they are not obligated to make you stay with them. It's basically this: Your choice to marry, your choice to divorce if you want out. However, that's one of the ONLY logical reason to not get married to a non-believer. Because as Christians, whether, religious or not, spiritual or carnal, we shouldn't believe in divorce, unless it's because of adultery. It's risky, and divorce is heartbreaking for any human being. But again, if you can't make that sacrifice for her, then you need to marry and only date somebody within your faith if your not willing to take the plunge over what other people say you should and shouldn't do. It's free will.0