dating roles reversed - Catholic dating an atheist

Wait a minute, maybe we aren’t so different after all! Everyone has faith of some kind, even atheists (we can’t prove there is no God, we simply there is no God).

It seems obvious that you and your girlfriend have a strong friendship.

You enjoy one another's company and have highly compatible personalities.

I would consider myself very devout also, due to the fact that I have attended Catholic schools all my life and go to Church every Sunday.

But I just started college this year and fell in love with an atheist man.

What are our chances of building a relationship that will go the distance? When it comes to choosing a marriage partner, people often react simply on the basis of emotions.

Many times they don't give any real consideration to the long-range ramifications of that decision.

That marriage failed when she realized that she didn’t love me. We both have no doubt that we will be together until we die, at which point we will be separated. Even Milli and Vanilli are different—in fact, they aren’t even themselves.

According to her, I will go to hell and she will go to heaven—or, in my version, we will be dead. I am not a woman who was born in San Jose, CA, grew up on a farm in upstate New York, matured in Washington, has six siblings, and is passionate about her family and her faith.

Can an atheist and a believer build a strong, lasting marriage? Her family loves me and everyone else says we're the perfect couple.

There's just one catch: she's a strong Christian, but I don't believe in God at all.

How can we unleash the full potential of our marriage if we have a spiritual chasm between us? (If anyone knows Pete, or why he cares about the children, please let me know in the comments—oh, and tell him I want back my copy of As tempting as it was to ignore the problem of our differences and hope it went away, Rachel and I talked about it, and decided that since we valued our marriage too much to leave it to chance, we would be proactive about addressing our differences: we’d do it the hard way. I don’t want to be her Savior, I want to be her husband.

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