anyone heard of this?

posted 2 years ago in Interfaith
Post # 2
145 posts
Blushing bee

Its funny that you said “the single ones” in terms of the people who are essentially judging you for marrying a ‘non-believer’… they obviously have no idea what its like to be in love and not necessarily care about the other person’s faith.

I’m considered a atheist and my SO is Catholic… doesn’t stop our relationship at all and not one person whom we’re close with has said that we can’t marry each other based on our beliefs.

I wouldn’t worry about it and enjoy your wedding day.

Post # 3
2455 posts
Buzzing bee

vintagev:  I think what your friends are referring to is not being “unequally yolked”. But that is your business, not theirs.

Post # 4
2317 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Yes, it is in the bible somewhere. I can’t remember where exactly, sorry! There are some Christians who do feel very strongly about this, if this is your friends it could explain why they are still single.

As long as your FI doesn’t make you compromise your faith and that you’re both willing to listen to the other’s thoughts and feelings about such things then I say it does not matter…as long as it doesn’t bother you that he may never come back to church. There are some people who start dating non-believers in the hope to convert them. I’m not saying this is you, but just so you are aware. 

Post # 8
5207 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

vintagev:  Religion is the most personal relationship one can have (with or without God/s/desses). It’s no one else’s business what your driving force is. If you and your SO respect each other’s spiritual differences that’s golden! Don’t ever let anyone judge you on that. I’m agnostic and DH is Catholic. We have open minded, civilized debates all the time. He’s taught me so much about his religion that I never knew before and I’ve given him a world of knowledge about history and science which he never had the opportunity to learn in Catholic school. Interfaith relationships can be a beautiful thing.

Post # 9
6459 posts
Bee Keeper

Technically, there are passages in the Bible that frown upon marrying a different faith. However, if you two respect each other’s beliefs and aren’t driven to convert the other, then your relationship can continue to thrive.

FI is Catholic, and I’m nonreligious. I was incredibly concerned that he would eventually realize he wanted to be “equally yoked,” but we are fine with each other’s differences. We’re getting married in a non-religious venue by a Protestant pastor who celebrates our commitment to one another. 

Post # 10
4404 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

It is 100% your business and not your friends’. Marry whomever you want.

And if your friends tell you that “the Bible is against your being unequally yoked,” you can point them to 1 Corinthians 7:14 (“For the unbelieving husband has been sanctified through his wife, and the unbelieving wife has been sanctified through her believing husband . . . ).

There is a Bible verse out there to support just about any opinion, if it’s interpreted in a certain way — this is why I am very wary when anyone quotes a Bible verse to try to support of an action or opinon that is judgmental, closed-minded, or unmerciful. 


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