Atheist dating a christian
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.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.In a successful marriage, two people, who are different by virtue of being people, find the common ground on which they relate to each other, and use that as a foundation.
There's just one catch: she's a strong Christian, but I don't believe in God at all.
Respect invites us to remember that people have a reason for what they believe.
Some inherit atheism from their families or cultures.
Your marriage won’t fail over differences; there will always be differences.
It will fail if you are not honest with each other, and lack respect for one another—spiritually or otherwise. Each partner brings the best and the worst parts of themselves to their marriage, and the success or failure of their union depends on how they embrace the good and the bad.
Does that mean that you have the freedom to date this man? Besides, why would you want to, when Christ has revealed Himself to you as the greatest treasure there is—both in this life and for the life to come?