This is going to be my second Christmas with DF and his family. They are Christian and I am Atheist. Me and my DF deal just fine with different beliefs. His family doesn't know, even though I think they pick up on it because I don't participate in prayers and talk about anything religious. Well last year they got me gifts like a Christian parenting book, cross jewelry, and a bible storybook for my DS from a previous marriage, among other things. I appreciate gifts, but why have them waste their money on things I won't ever use? We also just had a baby 9 weeks ago and they always bring up stuff trying to get me to go to church to be "saved", having the baby "dedicated", and so on-I am respectful and just say nothing. Me and DF have already agreed to wait till kids are older to teach them about religion and let them decide. Sometimes I feel overwhelmed. So should I just tell them and if so how did some of you? Should I have DF?
Answer by nysa00 at 1:52 PM on Sep. 3, 2009
Answer by Laura1229 at 12:56 AM on Sep. 3, 2009
Answer by Clairwil at 4:36 AM on Sep. 3, 2009
I wish I could help you but my husband and I both come from completely non-religious families so there was no "coming out" for either of us.
I hope it all works out for you.
Answer by beeky at 7:32 AM on Sep. 3, 2009
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Answer by spiritguide_23 at 8:05 AM on Sep. 3, 2009
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Answer by 2autisticsmom at 8:50 AM on Sep. 3, 2009
my husbands family are southern baptists (my hubbys atheist) and im a satanist..things didnt go well when they found that out, i now get christian stuff from then randomly and they shove there beliefs on me. i just avoid them as much as possible, and now that we have a little one, all holidays will be held at my house with my rules lol.
Answer by necro1134 at 10:17 AM on Sep. 3, 2009