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What Role Does Religion Play in your Marriage?

  1. incomeguru profile image97
    incomeguruposted 6 years ago

    Has it really help your marriage or what sort of problems are you facing?

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    Emile Rposted 6 years ago

    Religion has helped my marriage tremendously. My inlaws are extremely religious, so my husband doesn't push me to go to family functions, out of fear of me being honest with his parents and telling them what they can do with it. This has alleviated tension considerably.

    1. stclairjack profile image85
      stclairjackposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      fantastic view,... very practical,... loved it! ha!

    2. incomeguru profile image97
      incomeguruposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Most people are of the opinion that being a Muslim and marrying a christian, there is always the tendency to have marriage break-up later in future.

      1. Sneha Sunny profile image87
        Sneha Sunnyposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        I think it should not. In India most of people do. Which I don't like. Being religious is good. But there should be no link between a marriage and religion. Religion is religion and marriage and marriage. The concept of marriage and religion are completely different. So what if your partner doesn't belongs to your religion and worships some other god. It's still a god, whether be jesus or allah or shiva or buddha!  At least I wouldn't marry a person who only respect people of his own religion, even if he belongs to my religion!

      2. A Troubled Man profile image61
        A Troubled Manposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Who are "most people" and why is there that tendency?

        1. Sneha Sunny profile image87
          Sneha Sunnyposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          If you'll go and ask to them what is the reason, they'll simply say that they doesn't belongs to our caste, our community. This is the only reason for their non-acceptance.

  3. poeticmentor profile image76
    poeticmentorposted 6 years ago


    1. Cagsil profile image60
      Cagsilposted 6 years agoin reply to this


  4. Dave Mathews profile image61
    Dave Mathewsposted 6 years ago

    Since we are both religious, it is a big help.

    1. incomeguru profile image97
      incomeguruposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Most people do not view it that way, and that has always been a big problem.

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    electroguruposted 6 years ago

    As a gay couple, religion has only brought us problems I am afraid. A real shame as I consider some religious values as really quite relavent.

  6. Captain Redbeard profile image61
    Captain Redbeardposted 6 years ago

    My wife and I both believe in Christ and pray together. I can honestly say that before we started the practice of praying together we were drifting apart. I think that my faith in Christ helps keep me honest with myself and her. Before I turned my life over his teachings and a belief in him and his actions, I was self serving and destructive. I saw things for what use they were to me and nothing else.

    My belief in Christ and his philosophies have helped me develop self control when dealing with my in-laws as well as my own parents. The truths of idle words that I read in the new testament have helped me tremendiously in communication with my wife and those around me.

    I and my wife I think understand marriage differently now. Where before it was about "me, me, me," so to speak now it is about living for the other person. My faith has helped me prioritize my life.

    I believe that first and foremost my life consists of myself and God, that relationship has to be strong or I can not be strong for my wife and kids. I have learned that on my own idea of strength and love I almost ruiined my marriage twice.

    After that it's my wife and I, if that union isn't strong and we arn't commited to each other then there is no reason for us to be married. I need to make sure that I am doing my job in meeting her needs and keeping a smile on her face. I believe my job as Husband is peacemaker or keeper if you rather.

    After that myself and my children. Being the father and role model they need. Teaching them truth, meaning I need to seek truth to teach it to them. Laughing, loving and engagment with them. The world lacks the father influence, I refuse to let my children grow up not knowing what a father is.

    After that is everything and everyone else. The bible and my faith has taught me this. To cleave to my wife, that she and I are one, not two living together but one.

    I know that not everyone believes this and that there are some who will pick apart my words but I stand on the fact that my faith, our faith, has kept us honest and pure hearted with each other. I couldn't imagine another person sharing my life with.

    1. Sneha Sunny profile image87
      Sneha Sunnyposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      awwww so sweet. smile

      But everyone don't think so. And especially when the two couple belongs to different religion... sad