Either way, we won’t be together anymore, and that’s sad. Rachel is a Christian and I am a heretical Jewish humanist. Christians and people of other faiths are different. I never will be that woman, and while I can understand her, empathize with her, feel pretty in her clothes, and love her deeply, I will never really know the depths of her experiences or the convictions of her beliefs.
How can we fully be together when we don’t share the same spirituality? Christians of different denominations are different. No one will, except God (if you’re into that sort of thing).
That marriage failed when she realized that she didn’t love me. We both have no doubt that we will be together until we die, at which point we will be separated. Even Milli and Vanilli are different—in fact, they aren’t even themselves.
According to her, I will go to hell and she will go to heaven—or, in my version, we will be dead. I am not a woman who was born in San Jose, CA, grew up on a farm in upstate New York, matured in Washington, has six siblings, and is passionate about her family and her faith.
These are tough discussions because they involve our deepest beliefs, and exploring/dissecting them and their foundations can be really scary. an attempt at conversion.6) Don't worry about "your turn" you are exploring curiously, the person you love and committed to. Wait a minute, maybe we aren’t so different after all! Everyone has the ability to relate to the fervent wholeness of faith, and to understand how it can permeate every aspect of one’s life.You don’t have to share the same faith to know how your spouse feels about their spiritual connection.If she’s a Christian of the vein of “If you don’t accept Jesus as your personal savior, you’ll burn in hell forever” and you are a “Christians are morons”, then not so much. But she’s a “soft” Catholic, and I’m a “soft” non-believer.It works for us, but there have been some contentious moments.I had some trouble with this, as did my wife, but we’ve both seen that there are benefits to a diverse upbringing.