NPR: Making marriage work when only one spouse believes in God


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  • LValfre CHICAGO, IL
    Jan. 17, 2013 3:26 p.m.

    I'm a non-believer and my wife is an ex-Mormon. We go to church together and we also go to Zen meditation centers together. It works. We respect each others. Love is stronger than any faith ... in the early days our faiths almost ruined us. Love prevailed!

  • Rynn Las Vegas, NV
    Jan. 18, 2013 5:59 a.m.

    Agreed. My spouse is Mormon and I consider myself Agnostic. Yet we get along and we respect each others beliefs. I sometimes attend church meetings with him to be supportive.
    So it can work. Maybe not for everyone, but it can work.

  • A Scientist Provo, UT
    Jan. 18, 2013 11:24 a.m.

    I have been married to a faithful, temple-attending LDS woman for over 25 years. It has never been a problem for her or me, but it has been a problem for so many Ward members and missionaries. They just can't seem to swallow the idea that we love each other and are devoted to one another. One bishop even asked her why she stays with me because doing so is denying her from enjoying the ultimate, full blessings of the temple. She said a few choice words to that bishop and walked out of his office. The intolerance in the Church is really a downer for people like us.