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Religion and Marriage

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Can a marriage survive if one of the partners changes religions?

Religion and Marriage

Having a religion in common can help draw a couple together, so it's a destabilizing influence when one partner starts getting interested in another faith or loses interest in religion altogether. What's important is to respect one another's right to be spiritual individuals, and to reassure one another of your continuing love.
The ability to stay emotionally honest, to hear one another's truths even when they are uncomfortable, is important when spiritual differences start to crop up. Look for the common spiritual ground you share -- perhaps a love of nature, or a belief in helping people in need -- and make time to explore that ground together.



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