Religion against a relationship to work?

Philippines
July 10, 2012 11:50pm CST
Do you think religion matters most for a certain relationship to work and last for a long time?why or why not. Well, leave that question in your mind. But on my own thoughts, it really does. Well, it's actually hard to live with someone that has a different religion. Especially if it would contradict with your traditions and belief. Even you say that you would respect each other's religion, time will come that there would really be a conflict. So what can you say?
7 responses
@ShyBear88 (16871)
• United States
11 Jul 12
I disagree all of my life I've had relationships with people that didn't have the same faith as me we never had any issues. I've been married 2 years 3 months me and my husband do not have the same faith and no we don't always practices the same thing but that doesn't bother either of us. We don't need to go with each other and we don't have to fallow each other. We have know each other for almost 10 years. My mother was raise in a different faith then my dad, my brother married a women of Jewish faith and they have been together for 5 years and my other brother married a women of a different faith as well. When you love someone you don't make it about your faith you just accepted each other the traditions and what not doesn't get in the way unless you make it get in the way. You can sit down and talk about anything and everything with no fights breaking out if you do it calmly.
• Philippines
11 Jul 12
WOw.that's great. I only knew few people who have survived in that kind of relationship. Because from what I found out, they tend to stop their relationship because difference in their beliefs.
@ShyBear88 (16871)
• United States
12 Jul 12
That to me is just silly to end a relationship based on the fact that they are two different people that believe in two different things. That is what makes us human. Me and my husband don't see eye to eye on a lot of things that doesn't stop us from being together. Only that person themselves will stop it over something so ridiculous as a faith.
• Philippines
15 Jul 12
If you don't mind,what are your religions?
@SinfulRose (3524)
• Davao, Philippines
11 Jul 12
I beg to differ. I don't think there would be some conflicts with your working relationships with people who have different religions--so long as you don't mix up the two at the same time. By the way, why would you mix two different things at one time? If it's working time, work. If one of you needs to go pray at a certain time, let the person have his praying time. I don't see any conflict aside if you're discriminating each other because of your religion.
• Philippines
11 Jul 12
Sorry, but it seems you misunderstood what I really mean. What I am trying to express is a relationship between two persons to work. Doesn't it seem to be hard dealing and living with someone who have different beliefs?
• Davao, Philippines
12 Jul 12
Whoops! Yeah, it really does soeem like I misunderstood your discussion here. Sorry about that. Anyways, here's my answer: It totally depends. If your relationship is just that of friendship, I guess there's not much of a fuss but as you go into more intimacy, I guess there would be some problems but as long as each person in a relationship is open-minded, well... let's just say it won't be as rocky... In my country, it's common that either one of the couple (if they differ in religions) would convert into the partner's religion in order to be married. But as long as the couple believes in God and make God the center of their relationship, they would really last for a very long time. At least that's the way I see it why my neighbor are such in a lovey dovey mood everyday with each other's partner...
@stanley777 (7177)
• Philippines
11 Jul 12
I think in a way it affects a relationship if the couple differs in their religious affiliation. So it would be more advantageous and practical if the couple is of the same religion. Although we new that they sometimes differ in their practices and beliefs but most of them worships the same God. We may say some couples survives the conflict but most of them not.
• Philippines
11 Jul 12
Just like what I thought.
• Bangladesh
11 Jul 12
Our culture, our values, our traditions are more valuable then life or relationship. At any cost we have to preserve and exercise them.
• Philippines
15 Jul 12
so you wanna say it really affects?or what?
@Mashnn (4503)
16 Jul 12
I believe you can provided you do not try to force the other person to accept your religion and you rarely talk about religion when you are together. Most problem arises when you try to convince the other person your religion is much better than his or hers.
@samar54 (2456)
• Egypt
11 Jul 12
My relationship with work colleagues from the other religion a normal , as long as one does not speak for the other religion or bother him , relationship are going for this n they have a religion and I have my religion .
• Philippines
11 Jul 12
hi juhrina029, for me religion againts a relationship to work, it doesnt matter for me, as long you believe in God there's nothing wrong with it, even what religion you belong, just respect one another belief and tradition, Just work what task given to you,and be friend to all even what religion you belong.