(Closed) What’s your Religious/Spiritual preference (if any) and your SO’s?

posted 9 years ago in Christian
  • poll: Please choose the option that best describes you and your significant other:
    Sharing the same religious affiliation adds to our relationship in a positive way : (7 votes)
    15 %
    Engaging in religious activities together (praying together) adds to our relationship : (1 votes)
    2 %
    Both (option 1 and option 2) : (10 votes)
    22 %
    Wish we shared the same religious affiliation, but we don't : (6 votes)
    13 %
    Wish we engaged in religious activities together, but we don't : (2 votes)
    4 %
    Religion isn't important to us so neither add to our relationship : (19 votes)
    41 %
    Other (please explain) : (1 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    1) We’re both protestant! Additionally, he’s a minister. But I don’t go to his church because that would be weird.

    2) It’s added to our relationship because we both want to raise a family (if we ever have kids) in church

    3) 9? That’s hard! No relationship is perfect so I don’t know if there can be a 10.

    Post # 4
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    3098 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2009

    I choose the 4th option – wish we engaged in them, but don’t. We share religious views (almost exactly) but we don’t belong to or identify with a certain denomination or church. I want to explore this and see what’s out there, and he doesn’t. It doesn’t cause a conflict at all, so I’m still at a satisfaction level of 10, but it’s also something I’m not going to give up on.

    Post # 5
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    4765 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

    1.) My Fiance and I are both Christian (We attend a baptist church, if you need more specifics)

    2.) I feel like I can identify with several of those options! I really feel like we gain a lot from being of the same religion, and I feel a lot closer to him when we do religious things together (go to church, read the Bible, pray together, etc.), but I definitely wish we did it more. It’s something we’re working on right now, but I definitely wish we did it a lot more.

    3.) I’d say about a 9. 

    Post # 6
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    PLEASE HELP…..your responses will guide my dissertation topic……

    1.) Would you please identify your religious/spiritual preference (or if you don’t have one) and your significant other’s?

    My Fiance and I are both Christian although there are some slight differences in the way Baptists (him) and A.M.E African Methodist Episcopal (me) worship.

    2.) Please answer the poll question and explain why you picked the answer.

    I put other just b/c I wasn’t sure how specific you wanted the answers to be denomination wise. Otherwise my answer would be both A & B. Our shared faith definitely strengthens our bond b/c our faith colors our views on certain things and definitely affects the way we view marriage and committment. One of our top priorities is finding a church in our area where we can worship as a family. The FIs dad is a pastor but the drive is a little far.

    3.) Please rate your relationship satisfaction on a scale of 1 to 10 (10 being the most satisfied).

    I would say a 10 b/c we work at it…

    I appreciate your help with this more than you know!!! πŸ™‚

    Post # 7
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    507 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2010

    1) I was raised catholic but I never really believed so I left the religion about 10 years ago. I consider myself an agnostic with atheistic leanings. Fiance is an atheist.

    2) I picked the second-to-last option, “Religion isn’t important to us so neither add to our relationship”. We don’t really care much about religion so I guess it does’t affect our relationship in any specific way.

    3) Every relationship has its ups and downs, but I’d say that overall our relationship is pretty awesome, so I’m gonna say 10 πŸ™‚

    Post # 8
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    588 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2010 - Philippe Park

    1) We’re both non-religious, however I do believe in a higher power (albeit not Christian), and he’s on the fence about the “higher power” business.

    2) I chose “it’s not important to us so it doesn’t enhance or detract from our relationship”  because… well, it doesn’t.

    3) I’d rate our relationship a 9.5 it’s pretty damn near perfect, but I can’t knowingly chose a 10, because nothing is 100% perfect, there’s always room or improvement somewhere!

    Post # 9
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    1.) Would you please identify your religious/spiritual preference (or if you don’t have one) and your significant other’s?

    We’re Christians. I’ve been part of the Methodist denom all my life while he was raised Catholic, switched to Baptist, then to non-denom. We believe in the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, and all that entails.

    2.) Please answer the poll question and explain why you picked the answer.

    Both one and two. We attend church together, pray at meals together, and talk about what we believe. Our connection is strengthened and enriched because we’re participating in the greatest relationship, and most powerful connection in existence.

    Holy Power: it’s way better than Duracell.

    3.) Please rate your relationship satisfaction on a scale of 1 to 10 (10 being the most satisfied).

    This is hard to quantify because it’s a sliding scale. I grow more satisfied every day! There are nine days and eight days, but for the most part it’s a ten. I am most satisfied. πŸ™‚

    Post # 10
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    362 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    1.) Would you please identify your religious/spiritual preference (or if you don’t have one) and your significant other’s?

    I consider myself to be a deist (I believe in god but do not subscribe to any particular religion) and I am very spiritual.  My SO was raised in a Jewish family but identifies as agnostic leaning towards atheism and he is not very spiritual.

    2.) Please answer the poll question and explain why you picked the answer.

    I chose “religion isn’t imprtant to us…” because it’s not and it has never had an impact on our relationship.  We respect and understand each other’s point of view even though they are different. 

    3.) Please rate your relationship satisfaction on a scale of 1 to 10 (10 being the most satisfied).

    9.  It’s not perfect but it’s damn good. πŸ™‚

    Post # 11
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    7975 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    We’re both protestant Christians, and our religion is extremely important in our lives. I would never have been willing to marry someone who didn’t share my passion for my (our) beliefs, let alone someone who didn’t share the belief itself.

    I checked the 3rd option (both enrich our relationship). My relationship with God is so vital to my life, and my relationship with J is in many ways an extension of that. He pushes me to grow spiritually, and I push him to grow in return. We support each other, hold each other accountable for Christian behavior and reactions in life, pray together, worship together… I can’t imagine being with someone who didn’t share such a significant part of my life!

    I would rank our relationship as a 10; I’ve never been in a healthier or more truly joyous relationship, and I’m convinced that part of that is that J is the first guy I’ve been with who was really on my same level spiritually.

     

    Post # 12
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    Buzzing bee

    (1) We’re both atheists.

    (2) I chose that religion isn’t important to us because it’s not at all, but I guess we also share the same religious affiliations, so the first option would apply too.

    (3) I would say 9.

    Post # 13
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    5263 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2012

    1.) Would you please identify your religious/spiritual preference (or if you don’t have one) and your significant other’s?

    We were both raised Lutheran, but are leaning atheist… we like to joke that we’re in spiritual limbo!

    2.) Please answer the poll question and explain why you picked the answer.

    I chose that religion isn’t important to us or our relationship mostly because no actual religion plays an active role in our relationship. However, we do find it important to have philosophical/spiritual conversations. 

    3.) Please rate your relationship satisfaction on a scale of 1 to 10 (10 being the most satisfied).

    10. πŸ™‚ Sounds cheesy, but it’s true!

    Post # 14
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    873 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    1. We’re both Christians, but he is lapsed Catholic and I’m a practicing Orthodox Christian from a Protestant (United Church of Canada) background

    2 – I picked #3 because while our personal views are very important to us…and our religious views very much influence our outlook on life, morality, and ethics, we also come from different traditions within Christianity.  Therefore, we practice differently and attend different churches (he’s an Easter/Korean Thanksgiving kind of guy).  He’s very supportive of my practice though and lovingly admonishes me when I skip a service because he knows it is important to me.

    3 – 9…because I will never ever be totally satisfied with anything.

    By the way…what is your field of study?  I have a Masters in Religious Studies (Asian Religions)

    Post # 15
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    146 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    i was raised catholic but am agnosticand man of my dreams is very christian.

    he just dropped the bomb on me last week that he wants to incorporte god into our ceremony…………….   not sure how to do that.  though both families will love it. 

    any ideas

    Post # 16
    Bee
    12134 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2009 - Barr Mansion

    (1)  Both atheists.

    (2)  I picked religion isn’t important to us.

    (3)  10.

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