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Living with a religious spouse

Love sees past many things and that includes religion. You and your significant other my love each other to the death but arguments come up about whats after death. Tell your stories here.

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Wife waiting for God to help us

Started by Mark Schwab. Last reply by Round Peg Apr 16, 2012. 10 Replies

 I am married to a very religious wife who puts all of her trust in her belief in god. To wit,we are in a not-very secure financial position, and although she has a job, she doesn't like it and it…Continue

So frustrated!!!!

Started by Shay. Last reply by Steph S. Oct 30, 2011. 5 Replies

Hey everyone!  I'm new to this site and group.  I feel SO alone!  I was born/raised roman catholic in NY.  My husband too.  I don't know what age I stopped believing but I think it was around the…Continue

Which came first?

Started by Prog Rock Girl. Last reply by Facts Before Faith Oct 20, 2011. 30 Replies

Did you become atheist first, or meet your partner first?For me I was in a relationship w/ my Catholic husband, I was in my pagan experiment at the time (being that he was fine with paganism and even…Continue

Inlaws

Started by The Big Blue Frog. Last reply by Steph S. Oct 9, 2011. 4 Replies

My wife is a Christian, albeit a liberal one, and we get along fine. The problem is her family. They are all Southern Baptist fundamentalists (YEC's, biblical inerrantists, etc.) and my wife's mom…Continue

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Comment by Chuck S on October 15, 2010 at 3:53am
D.O.S. If my son decides to get the operation when he is old enough to make that decision, I will drive him to the doctor myself. But to inflict it on him would haunt me for life. Infections and deaths caused by circumcisions do happen. Admittedly, they are rare but I wouldn't take the chance. But primarily, I just think that the decision should be his.
Comment by D.O.S on October 10, 2010 at 7:11am
Actually, there are reasons for circumcision. I've seen first hand what can happen in nursing homes to old men who are not circumcised. Infections in that area are not just gross to think about they are painful. Watching someone you care about deteriorate in health is bad enough without added unnecessary complications.
Comment by The Big Blue Frog on October 8, 2010 at 8:51am
Good for you, taking a stand on the circumcision issue. My wife is anti-circumcision, so I'm good there. We are in total agreement that there's no reason to cut off any part of a newborn.
Comment by Chuck S on October 8, 2010 at 12:57am
Hello, i'm new to the group (and AtheistNexus). My wife is a Muslim from Bangladesh. She is very aware that I am atheist, but just kind of doesn't think about it. She's not very practicing anyway. She doesn't eat pork, but she also doesn't waste time in prayer or fast during Ramadan. We have a son who will not be sexually mutilated (circumcised). I've made it pretty clear to her that he will decide his own future.
Comment by The Big Blue Frog on September 29, 2010 at 12:12pm
Shane, I'm sorry to hear that happened to your daughter. She got a crash course in Christian bigotry. I go to church with my wife, when she goes. People just assume I'm a Christian unless I set them straight. Sometimes I do. Sometimes I don't. If I just want to cause problems in Sunday School, I just let them think I'm an unusually well-read Christian.
Comment by GodMockingBitch on September 27, 2010 at 8:07am
My husband is trying to figure out how it is possible to become a non believer. We had a talk the other day and I went really well. I told him that we could respect each other and treat each other right no matter what we believe or don't believe.I am not forcing my views on him and I told him not to force his god on me, besides I know enough about his god and I don't want any part in fairy tales. He should think about finding out about reality.
Comment by Shane Beasley on September 24, 2010 at 6:54pm
A while back someone at my wife's church asked my then 6 year old daughter why I didn't ever come to service. She told them and they promptly told her that I was going to hell. It destroyed her and She went crying to her mom. From all accounts, my wife tore the person a new one in front of all. She constantly defends me there. And I love her for it. I wonder if terrifying a little girl made them feel more "Christian".
Comment by The Big Blue Frog on September 24, 2010 at 11:30am
My wife is a liberal Christian, and I've been an atheist since I was in college. Since she's not a fundamentalist, and she doesn't like to talk about religion anyway, it's not a problem for us. Her family is a problem, but only in that she's constantly apologizing for their fundamentalism. She's the daughter of a Southern Baptist minister, and she had already left the denomination before I met her. All of my in-laws are KJV Southern Baptists. She's actually discussed converting to Catholicism just to piss them off.
Comment by GodMockingBitch on September 22, 2010 at 7:44am
I am not a christian anymore, and never will be again. My husband still is. we are very quiet on the subject since my deconversion because when I being it up it never ends well. He still claims to believe because thats what he was taught as a child. I became a christian and never believed everything in the bible. We are in a weird place in our marriage. I feel fourtunate to find a group I can talk to.
Comment by Shane Beasley on September 21, 2010 at 9:21pm
My wife and I were once both agnostic. A few years ago she found a church and became very active in it. I have become a full fledged atheist. It has been difficult for both of us especially when it comes to raising our two children. We decided to let them choose as they go.
 

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