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Do you think an Atheist & a Christian can be happily married?

Ok & I'll add this, what about in the raising of your children. Do you think that would conflict anything?


Asked by Anonymous at 11:06 AM on Feb. 10, 2011 in Relationships

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  • If you have 2 people who can honestly be respectful of different beliefs, then yes. If you have one person who thinks they can change the other person's mind, then no.

    Answer by Marwill at 11:08 AM on Feb. 10, 2011

  • yes i do. i belive that you both have morals and ethics and as a couple you could have very interesting conversations and debates over religon.

    Answer by laura970 at 11:08 AM on Feb. 10, 2011

  • I think the atheist can be but not the Christian. A Christian believes in Heaven and how can you be truely happy in a marriage knowing that when your spouse dies he's going to Hell because he does not believe? The Christian can be happy in the marriage but that sadness would always be there.

    Answer by baconbits at 11:32 AM on Feb. 10, 2011

  • Well my Best Friend has never believed in God, When we used to get drunk together I would always end up talking about it, she never budged. We have never not gotten along because of it, but it could be an issue in a marriage for sure. Especially with raising kids.

    Answer by Rachel24517 at 1:46 PM on Feb. 10, 2011

  • Yes

    Answer by Syphon at 11:07 AM on Feb. 10, 2011

  • definitely. and i agree with everything marvill said.

    my SIL is atheist & i am Christian yet before she did some things i highly disapprove of we got along great. the reason i dislike her now actually has zero to do with her religious beliefs and everything to do with her parenting style. i know its nowhere near the same as marriage, but just giving an example.

    Answer by tnm786 at 11:09 AM on Feb. 10, 2011

  • Yes I think so.

    Answer by tiddliwinks at 11:10 AM on Feb. 10, 2011

  • yup, as long as there is mutual respect and understanding

    Answer by Zakysmommy at 11:11 AM on Feb. 10, 2011

  • i believe in God. my husband doesn't.. we coexist just fine

    Answer by momofone725 at 11:12 AM on Feb. 10, 2011

  • The Bible says don't be unevenly yoked. (don't be with a non-christian) It just makes things terrible hard in some instances to be confronted with what life throws at you without having the couple enmeshed and strong in God's love.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:15 AM on Feb. 10, 2011

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