Does religion matters w/ relationship?

@claire03 (1444)
United States
August 28, 2007 3:23pm CST
Before i got married, i really told myself i like to marry somebody who has the same religion like i have so there wouldn't be no problems and conflict. I am not against other religion but i just want both of us to have the same religion so we'll have the same religious beliefs. I am really lucky that my husband is also a Catholic, cause i like that the family will create a bond and always together going to church. I don't really know how it will go if he has a different religion, this will be an issue - the wedding ceremony where it will be, where would we attend mass, and other related issues. I am just really glad we don't have to deal with this kind of problems. Do you think religion matters with the relationship? tell me your opinion about this. Have you experience a situation regarding different religion of your love ones?
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@gradyslady (4055)
• United States
25 Sep 07
No, I don't think it does. My ex was Catholic, not anymore, but he was Catholic and I'm Agnostic, we lasted for 7 years, and it has nothing to do with why we separated. My current boyfriend now and I are different religions too, and there's no problems there.
@edigital (2710)
• United States
30 Aug 07
Yes, in relationship religion should be considered importantly. Relationship outside same religion often bring problem after marriage because children would adopt whose relation? Mom's or Dad's is a problem. In our Muslim majority country we 100% follow relationship within same relations. If any muslim want to marriage other religious girl then she adopt muslim religion. A muslim do not adopt other religion here.
@Nardz13 (5059)
• New Zealand
29 Aug 07
Hi there. Now days I dont think it really matters to some people, although there are those out there that are still quiet stricked on it and tend to go with the arranged marriages... I personally am not into it and nor is my husband... I think when two people love each other, religion shouldnt matter...
@ssh123 (31100)
• India
29 Aug 07
In India, in Hindu religion, religious matters are equally important when a marriage takes place. It is very rare to see a christian marrying hindu, it is much more rare to see a Islamic person marrying a Hindu. It is better to leave the matter for the people to decide whom to marry. All said and done, it is the religious background that counts for when a marriage takes place.
@whywiki (6070)
• Canada
28 Aug 07
I think it probably does matter. I am an Atheist and so is my hubby. I think I would look at him strange if he believed in something that I don't.