Atheist Man and Christian Woman... In Love and then, Married...?

Marikina, Philippines
November 15, 2010 5:42am CST
Have you ever heard an "atheist" man married to a "christian" woman? What I mean is a "non-believer" married to a "believer"? Is it possible that they can be both live together under the same roof? I have heard and encountered a "christian" woman married to an "atheist" man and I do not know how that happen. If we talk about marriage--- that means, getting married in the church and since the man is "non-believer"... well... uhh... how is that happen? Or they just live together without getting married in the church? but that would be difficult because the girl will surely wants to get married in the church. I was thinking about the "atheist" man and a "christian" woman of how they end up loving each other. (@_@)
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14 responses
@sid556 (31006)
• United States
16 Nov 10
Actually, it sounds like the perfect union. It shows that they both accept and respect each other's very differing lifestyles and beliefs. Such an honest and open attitude can only be good in all aspects of the relationship. I'm guessing that two such people are able and willing to compromise and work together just fine.
• Philippines
16 Nov 10
I agree. In addition to that religion and religious beliefs are mere perspectives that vary per person. If two individuals can bridge their difference of perspective then only shows that a special understanding between them exists. This therefore means that love if built on understanding will likely last and flourish.
@p3ks626 (6550)
• Philippines
19 Nov 10
For me, marriage has nothing to do with wheter you believe in God or not. If two people love each other, they can get married with a lawyer and when it comes to the religious sense, who knows after marriage the guy would also become a Christian like his wife.
@kodukodu84 (1576)
• Malaysia
17 Nov 10
I have many friends who have different beliefs who are married and they do not have a problem about it. Because I believe for them, love is not about religion and belief but it is about our heart and our feeling. We do not love someone just to push them to believe what we believe because that is not a love but just to recruit someone else to believe what we believe. Have a nice day
@tjades (3593)
• Jamaica
16 Nov 10
I think I read where an earlier poster made reference to the point I am about to make. Not all Christians think and behave the same. Some are unyielding and inflexible when it comes to accepting people who do not share their views. There are other Christians who have no problem finding and forming a lasting relationship with someone other than from their own faith of religion. In the case of the couple you mentioned the common ground for getting married may have been that they have it done on a cruise, in a garden, even at a resort or a marriage counselors office. Not all Christians think they have to get married in a church hall. The fact too is that this couple may end up having a much more fulfilling and lasting marriage than may who get married in what is considered the ideal Christian manner with the ideal Christian partner. True love really knows no bounds but its is important that persons who go outside of their faith/religion to marry be absolutely sure that they are doing it for love and that they are both prepared to compromise on certain issues while on others there must be one consensus.
@lingli_78 (12846)
• Australia
16 Nov 10
interesting discussion... in the Bible, it says very clearly that we have to get married with the person of the same religion with us (i am talking about Christianity here)... so if the woman choose to marry the atheist man, then she had sinned against God... i can't imagine how their married life will be because for me, even living with the person of the same religion is already hard enough... take care and have a nice day...
@ebuscat (5949)
• Philippines
16 Nov 10
For me they are do the same because the same feather flocks together and Jehovah God not happy about it.
@aerous (13474)
• Philippines
16 Nov 10
Well, this is not really issue if they got married. The important thing is that they love each other. The great thing is that the atheist learn to know about God
• United States
16 Nov 10
These two people may be holding on to their religions, yet who knows if they are contemplating joining their partner's religion. These days many individuals don't hold much regard for their religion, and for some, even though they are Christian that doesn't mean they practice it. The importance of their tradition is being devalued, as so that is why people of deferent religions or cultures decide to marry. Its not absurd to have such things happen, as people make dumber choices than this. This is mere companionship, yet others may even abuse their partners welfare. On my way home, the radio anchor described devilish thoughts by couples. Its already know that such people who claim to be of a religion don't value or practice it.
15 Nov 10
I'd just recommend trying to never get into an argument that brings up religion. Raising children one way or another would also be an issue. You might want to work that one out...
• United States
15 Nov 10
I don't see how that relationship works? Most women of faith, will not marry men who don't have a faith, and most people of non-faith will not marry those who have a faith. I am Agnostic, and I am dating an Agnostic because I know that if I date someone who is religious or of faith, that they will try and convert me, and I refuse to be converted to any religion. I don't believe in church or in religion.
@mods196621 (3631)
• Philippines
15 Nov 10
you know i believe that they both really love each other that is why the got married. Or they live together outside marriage at the church of anyone of them. Because when we say love it has always the strongest command and dictate into our life. so this couple will know where they get happy by marriage or by living together outside marriage for as long as they are both happy and satisfied to their relationship. As we believe that marriage is a piece of paper that make us legal on the aspect of life. All in all love is the greatest conqueror.
@toniganzon (49190)
• Philippines
15 Nov 10
A real Christian has a very strong faith in God and is very religious to live with man without the sanctity of marriage. A strong-willed Christian would never marry a non-believer because it would just be against what they strongly claim. However, because of this strong faith, a Christian would try his or her best in turning the person that they love into a believer.
@Galena (9123)
15 Nov 10
I know plenty of mixed religion relationships. when you love someone you don't try and force them aside from their spiritual path just because yours is different. when you love someone, you can't reject something that is such a large part of WHO they are as their spirituality.
@shaggin (36676)
• United States
15 Nov 10
Its hard if the christian woman is very religious. I was very into Christianity and my ex was agnostic. At the point when I was very into religion it really irked me that my ex believed in nothing. It made it hard for us until I realized you know he can believe what he wants and I can believe what I want and neither should try to push the other into believing something they dont want to. After reading all through the bible and finding that I just didnt believe in a lot of it I realize that I am agnostic to. I dont know what there is out there. I do think there is a higher power of some sort I just dont know what it is and I do not believe that jesus christ did all that was said in the bible. I believe more in evolution.