Does your spouse and you share the same religious beliefs?

@ronaldinu (12445)
Malta
September 20, 2008 12:12pm CST
My wife and I are both Catholics, so we do support each other in our beliefs. We don't have any trouble regarding this matter. Does your spouse and you share the same religious beliefs? If not, does s/he makes any obstacle so that you can practice your faith?
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
20 Sep 08
I am a Calvinist Christian and my husband believes in the Bible, but that is as far as it goes. He stopped going to church. He was raised Mennonite. We went to the Two by Twos who believe that you have to meet in houses, confess all your sins before everyone,and the ministers should never marry. They took out bits of scripture. He left because they had a lack of forgiveness, I left because well that forgiveness was not letting me where white to my wedding because I had had an illegitimate baby that I gave up. I found the true Church over nine years ago, but he turned his back on churches. He does not object to me going to church, but then I would go anyway.
• Ireland
20 Sep 08
Yes, my husband and myself are both Catholics and we also support each other. However, I think I am a better (or should I say stronger) Catholic than he is. I alway say my daily prayers but I don't think he says any except grace before meals. I have a special person to whom I have been praying to since last year. She is not yet canonised but every time I ask her for something, 9 times out of 10, I receive my request. Whenever my husband wants a special favour, he won't pray to this person himself, but he will ask me to pray to her.
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@emarie (5454)
• United States
20 Sep 08
Well, me and my husband are both Christians, but he's a Baptist and I was raised Catholic. We still believe in the same thing, but both of us have strayed away from our respected church's before we met due to political differences in the church's itself. so i really don't find it an obstacle since we both believe in god and the faith and we both disagree with the way of practice of the churches we came from.
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@hellcowboy (7383)
• United States
22 Sep 08
Me and my fiance are both Christians even though we do not go to church like we should,we both know that there is a God and that everything happens because he wants it to happen,and he is the one who created us,and we both pray to God to help us in our times of need,I definitely would say we have the same religious beliefs which I am glad we do because,it makes it easier to talk about God and we need to start going to church.
21 Sep 08
We do not,he does not believe and I beliv,i tell him its not the belief in God necessarily its the belief that there is something for us at the other end,we all need to feel that there is something there for us then.It is tha tbelief that keeps me going when things have got tough,and it has given me a lot of inner strength and peace.I dont worry if my partner chooses not to believe,that is up to him.
@gemini_rose (16193)
21 Sep 08
Yes my hubby and I both have the same beliefs, we are not religious and have no specific beliefs, we believe what we believe in and very occasionally we will talk about it. So we have no troubles at all on that one.
@iyah10 (4116)
• Kuwait
21 Sep 08
My wife is converted into Muslim past 10 years ago and we both share the same beliefs and tradition that I have and we do not fight even we do have a different before when we are still in the relationship...and I guess if you both Loved each other although you have the different belief it will not harm any from the feeling of LOve that you share....
@lazeebee (5468)
• Malaysia
21 Sep 08
Hi Ronaldinu, my hubby and I are of different faiths. He's a Buddhist, while I am a Christian. Though we don't share the same religion, this has not been any cause for contention between us, and we don't interfere in each other's beliefs. I'm more curious and tolerant about other religions. I would visit the Buddhist temples and found that theirs is not so much a religion; it's more a life of righteous living.
• United States
21 Sep 08
we used to not.. but my hubby just kept quiet on his and would support mine with going to services and etc.. later on i converted to his beliefs but i had found it and researched it on my own so he had nothing to do with it.. so now we are the same
@mhrmasum (678)
• Bangladesh
21 Sep 08
Sorry im not married . I dont give the ans perfectly. But i can say that obviously my spouse and me share the same religious beliefs.
@LittleMel (14055)
• Canada
21 Sep 08
no we don't share the same belief I am catholic and he was baptized anglican he doesn't care much about religion and it doesn't bother him if I want to practice mine
• United States
21 Sep 08
In most regards we do. When we were young we both attended the same church. Now that we are older we both have issues with organized relgion and kinda stay away. There times in both of our lives we have considered returning we just don't but all in all I think we are ok. But in a mix faith relationship if both people are ok accepting the fact that the other person does not believe the same then I think thats fine! But if one or both are going to try to convert or impose there beliefs thats not a good thing. Especially if they have it in there mind that well eventually he or she will come around!
@littleowl (7157)
21 Sep 08
I am no longer married and my beliefs don't affect anyone even my partner but we don't live together but he doesn't mind anyway I am pagan and he is catolic it also doesn't worry me..littleowl
@Galena (9123)
20 Sep 08
I am Pagan, my partner is not on any specific path, but spiritual. wherever our paths lead it is together, and that matters more than what we call the paths we walk.
@bombshell (11266)
• Germany
20 Sep 08
wow great couplewe have different belief but it does not matter with me.
@NrgDfenZ (1810)
• Belgium
20 Sep 08
No we don't share the same beliefs.. My girlfriend is a christian and I am an atheist.. Well I don't mind that she is a christian, I even go to church with her if she wants me to.. But I won't p^ray or something like that :D Have a nice day..