For those of you that are Christian, would you date/marry someone OUTSIDE of your denomination? They are still religious and Christian, just not apart of your church. Would your family be okay with it? Do you think it could work out or would it not even matter? Would you or your spouse have to convert?
The reason I ask this is because here in the South specific Christian denominations actually cause divides among some people. Methodists generally tend to keep amongst themselves, same with Baptists, Roman Catholics, Presbyterian, etc. While dividing over religion shouldn't happen anymore, I can see why it still persists (traditions, culture, etc.). I've actually been rejected by one girl in the middle of a date because she was a strict Baptist and as soon as she learned I was a Roman Catholic she couldn't continue it out of her own preferences and those of her family. I don't think religion should be as much of a deal breaker as it is, but obviously that's not the case still. In another example, my dad was a Catholic and my mom was Methodist. They married anyways and about 12 years down the road my mom decided to convert once she liked and understood the religion enough. So differences CAN workout, even if a conversion happens.
So would you date/marry someone outside of your denomination? Would they or you have to convert?
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I'm not religious, and I find it preferable to date someone who is also not religious. My boyfriend right now is somewhat religious but it's been okay since he's not serious about it whatsoever. He believes in heaven, hell, god, the devil... all that stuff, but he doesn't care much about any of it. He says "I believe those things exist, I just don't think they have anything to do with us." I'm cool with it because he doesn't think I'm wrong for believing in what I do, he's very accepting and I appreciate that.
I've been very good friends with devout Christians, but I could never ever be in a relationship with one because of my experiences in those friendships.