There was a nice article on ChristianPost.com recently by two women who’s husbands don’t believe. The women are Christians.
I’ve been surprised at how often we see this in Freethinkers. Usually it’s the husbands who do not believe, but not always.
I don’t know if marriage between an unbeliever and believer is any more difficult than that between, say, a Catholic and Protestant. I’ve not experience either directly. Either one surely must require adjustments by both partners.
One thing the two women said in a presentation is not to make converting your spouse a “project”. That makes sense.
I have an atheist friend who has been married to an evangelical wife for many years. Once I asked him how they handle the topic of religion. He said, “We just don’t talk about it.”
A surprise to me is how often couples who were practicing Christians decide at about the same time to become unbelievers. I suppose couples who share the same experiences come to reason out things in somewhat the same way. I’m sure there are couples who take up religion at the same time as well, I just don’t happen to know any.
One would have to guess a big issue between couples anytime their religious views are miles apart is expressed as, “But, I won’t get to spend eternity in heaven with you.”
Maybe that helps couples realize they need to enjoy each other’s company all the more today. I hope they do.