We hear about marriages where it turns out one half wants to dominate in bizarre ways the other half. I suggest that anyone in a religion which tries to tell you who to marry and why should leave it.
We all know of the rules in the Old Testament, what to eat and what to wear. We get to the New Testament and the old rules can be ignored but new rules take their place. There are “sins”, though what they are remains a work in progress. And, if you sin there is only one way to avoid a penalty. Not surprisingly, the church holds a monopoly on getting the fines overturned.
And there’s more. In the Catholic Church there is a rule against marrying after a divorce. One would think getting married again is a good thing, but somewhere in the murky past another rule was made up.
Recently, several Protestant preachers have been warning single people they absolutely must not marry someone who is not a believer. It is quite a terrible sin. What constitutes a believer, I wonder? If the marriage prospect says, “Well yeah. It never occurred to me not to believe,” is that good enough?
In the link it does not discuss what to do if a spouse, after several years of a happy marriage, decides he/she no long believes. Is it a sin to stay married?
If you faith wants to control you, leaving might be the thing to do.