When couples cannot agree on religion they need to adjust to each other. I wonder how many people show up at atheist gatherings across the country every week without their spouse. I continue to meet new ones.
The link was written by a woman who has attended church for decades without her husband. She is not pleased things worked out this way but is happily married. She watches with some envy couples sitting together in church.
I recall reading over the years letters in Ann Lander columns from women lamenting that their husbands will not go to church. Of course, there are non believers among women with believing husbands as well.
The woman who wrote the link has learned from years of attending church alone some couples who attend together do not agree on religion. Often the non believer attends to accommodate to other. She knows also of couples who are both believers but struggle to keep an unhappy marriage going. Knowing all this she concludes attending church alone but having a good marriage is OK.
Maybe half a dozen times I’ve met privately with non believing individuals who have devout spouses. They have asked for advice though I am not qualified for such a responsibility. My advice is always to do what is necessary to keep their marriage successful.
A long-time atheist friend in such a marriage tells me he and his wife never discuss religion. They live in a small community in southern North Dakota and have been married several decades.