(Closed) Who converted when you got married?

posted 6 years ago in Christian
  • poll: Who converted when you married?
    My husband to my religion. : (4 votes)
    13 %
    Me to my husband's religion. : (7 votes)
    22 %
    We both have the same religion. : (14 votes)
    44 %
    Neither converted. We go to different churches. : (7 votes)
    22 %
  • Post # 3
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    3772 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Both Catholic here. Although my Fiance is a slightly lapsed catholic. Working on that 😉

    Post # 4
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    My fiancee was raised Catholic and I, Christian. I converted. I felt that the religions were so close that it didn’t really matter either way, but I wanted us to have the same religion for our children. I’m happy with the decision and actually loved my RCIA classes!

    Post # 5
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    5296 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 1993

    My Darling Husband is Catholic. I am Lutheran. He attends church every week….I went in college, but have gotten lazy about it now. I go with Darling Husband to his church sometimes. It works for us. I’m sure his family is not happy that I didn’t convert.

     

    We haven’t decided 100% what we will do when we have kids, but for now, we are happy.

    Post # 6
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    1095 posts
    Bumble bee

    I converted from Catholicism to Judaism. In the Jewish faith, religion is passed to the children through the woman.

    Post # 7
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    1289 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    My Fiance was Catholic and I’m Muslim.  He converted for me! 🙂

    Post # 8
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    1199 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    We were both raised Jewish, but we’re not really religious.  But we did have a Jewish wedding and will raise our kids Jewish.

    Post # 9
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    1041 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    @hisgoosiegirl:  My fiancee’s parents were in almost your exact situation. His mom was Lutheran and his dad Catholic. His dad went to church on a regular basis but his mom really didn’t. She ended up converting because she was so impressed with his religious dedication. Now, she’s almost a better Catholic than he is. lol. I think that the religions are so similar, overall, that neither really has to convert in your case. Just wanted to share!

    Post # 11
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    147 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    We havent really talked about this but I don’t think it will be a big issue.  I’m Methodist and he goes to a non-denominational Christian church.  I honestly don’t know all the special Methodist rules so going to his church isn’t any different to me.  Neither of us will properly convert we will just have to decide who’s church we will end up going to. 

    Post # 12
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    569 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I’m Jewish, he’s non-practising Christian. No-one is converting, although he offered to convert if I wanted him to (I don’t, not unless he chooses to for himself).

    Post # 13
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    2321 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I didn’t convert per se. Hubby is Catholic. I am not even any flavour of Christian. But I started going to church with hubby when we started going out. Now after being married, we do not go. He is very lax abt it. We go when an occassion calls for it (Birthdays, baptisms, etc.)

    Hubby’s elder bro’s wife also is not any type of Christian but her hubby is fanatically reigious so he has MADE her convert and has ensured (like the psycho that he is!) that his wife’s religion was BAD and FULL of mistakes. Terrible!

    I hope ppl convert on their own accord and not because someone is forcing or talking them into it.

    Post # 14
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    1664 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I’m catholic. Fiance was baptised and had his first communion in the Catholic church (his mom is catholic) but ended up attending a protestant church for most of his teenage years… and then eventually not going to church at all. When we became really serious in university (started dating in high school), he started coming to church with me, and we have decided that we will follow the Catholic religion, and bring our children up as such 🙂 so I guess you can say he converted for me… even though he doesn’t really have to do much. He was never confirmed in the Catholic church, so this is something we might look at down the road.

    Post # 15
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    873 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Neither converted.  I am a Christian and he is Catholic.  We attend a Christian church, had a Christian wedding (boy did THAT tick off the in-laws) and plan to raise our children as such.  His views aren’t very Catholic anyway – they are much more in line with mine.

    Post # 16
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    2819 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    FH is Judeo-Christian & I’m atheist. Neither of us are converting, and any future child we have will be raised learning about ALL faiths/religions/spiritualities (from Islamic-Judeo-Christianity to Buddism to Shinto to Paganism/Wicca to Native American & other Aboriginal beliefs to agnostic/atheism). They will be raised AS secular humanists with knowledge of what options are out there, and if they choose to embrace a certain belief they are more than welcome to, as long as they do it whilst being respectful of others.

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