Lets forget for a second that the 77 cents thing is a complete lie, even if it wasn't it still made no fucking sense but nobody called her out on it. But as you describe it, your relationship with her does look very iffy to me. If your partner is pressuring you to convert to his or her faith, that is also a serious red flag. Arnold and Maria make it work. But I am worries that this issue with my family is going to tear us apart.
It's possible that I may yet meet someone who votes like her, but doesn't act like her. The most likely reason that Jesus did not speak about idols in the Gospels is that by that time, the Jews were not especially prone to worshiping idols. But that is simply untrue — and we know this from our divorce statistics. In the start of our relationship I was not as concerned with my faith as I am now and he no longer feels that he is a believer. It is an error to think of them as separate gods. How could someone who is usually smart, be so blind? But that was okay, we just agreed to disagree. I would also want to know what if a believer of Jesus eats something sacrificed to an idol considering it as normal food rather than treating it holy? And that could be very difficult for him to do.
Would that be acceptable to you? Hope I am not guiding you wrong. And your question is a great one! God alone will decide who and how salvation will be achieved and while I believe this can be achieved by faith in the cross, I cannot discount the spiritual connection and faith of others. So do you think Hinduism is just plain wrong? It is important to approach the conversation from the perspective that though the other person may not agree with you, their ideas are just as valid as yours. Dont get me wrong he is a good pastor but sometimes in life what we preach we should also apply it in our life…god loves the israelites but god also love eho are not israelites… And in his preaching of ny pastor reach out to the people and put a seed on it and let god take care and let the seed grow in it. On the other hand, if a practice really is idol worship, that does go against the Ten Commandments. When Spouses Wear Different Political Stripes I take voting very seriously and make sure to vote in every election. What agreement has the temple of God with idols? Appreciate any thoughts you may have as I work through the thoughts above.
Realize that making this kind of shift in behavior, takes conscious effort and practice. My girlfriend identifies as socialist. Interesting that you are Nigerian. There are a few subjects that make people more emotional than politics, but not many. Fundamentalists of many faiths consider it to be a critical duty, commanded by God, to convert others to their faith. Only the two of you can decide that.
Life has its little wrinkles! But I fear God, I fear the Church. David Hi David, The Bryn Athyn community is on the conservative edge of the Swedenborgian movement in the U. My grandmother is the most important person to me and it is going to break my heart if she does not come to the wedding. Meanwhile, we do wish you well as you move forward with this relationship and consider whether it is the right one for you and your boyfriend. More: Depending on if you lean red or blue, your beliefs in politics might be an interesting discussion on a date with someone who believes differently. And really loving it going through your articles.
That's probably why one in three people polled likes to bring politics up on the first date to make sure there aren't any deal-breakers. Hi believer, Thanks for stopping by, and for your comments and questions. Or does it have a real future? It had to do with fear. What about marrying an atheist or agnostic? I am now more at ease with the whole conundrum than I was before I read your articles. Any supporting statements from Bible? Some follow a certain ideology very closely while others may take broad inspiration from a group of related ideologies without specifically embracing any one of them. But if the husband dies, she is free to marry anyone she wishes, only in the Lord.
For this election year, do what my girlfriend and I are now doing: look past the political parties and just to go for a happy, healthy relationship. They just tend not to make as much noise as the religiously intolerant people do, unfortunately. He is a wonderful man, we both deeply love and care for each other, have the same moral ideas, etc. That is what I really love about her. Neither of these stories is conclusive. When testing two different medicines for the same disease, do we not give them the exact same chance of being tested until proven otherwise? Summing up the Bible on interfaith marriage From a Biblical perspective then, this is the big question to ask when considering whether to marry someone who has a different faith, or who has no faith at all: Will marrying this person pull me away from my faith? Overall, 25 percent of all marriages qualify as interfaith.
I thought her personality was annoying. However, moderate Jews, Christians, Muslims, and people of other faiths commonly marry one another and have good and loving relationships. That figure is up from 14 percent in the late 1980s. Just sharing similar concerns Hi believer, I would suggest you if you follow Mr. Having said that, it is still your decision whom you will marry.
Every time political arguments erupted at holiday gatherings when I was younger, I'd give a signal to my cousins to meet me under the dinner table. I must admit that I approached your articles with my own biases and I was skeptical about what you would have to say. Of course, that is a good thing. You need to have your religious issues resolved before you get married, not carry them into your marriage. So they live in continual hope that the other will change. There are a few main steps you two have to take in order to make this approach work.
While he is not opposed to any beliefs of Christianity and enjoys participating in services and prayer, he would not describe himself as Christian as he cannot say with certainty that this is the right belief for him. But now the problem is my parents. So, if politics are no longer taboo, how can daters navigate this territory and still end up with a second date? And I don't date idiots. And Jesus taught us that loving God above all, and our neighbor as ourselves, are the most important laws in the entire Bible. Sussman may relish the contrarian role.