My friend Dale McGowan , who has already written two incredibly popular books on raising children as an atheist parent — Parenting Beyond Belief and Raising Freethinkers — has just published his latest book about atheists who are in relationships with believers. In the exclusive excerpt below, McGowan talks about the benefits of those mixed-faith relationships:. Helping couples work through such issues is one of the main purposes of this book. But most couples do find the challenges manageable, tension usually decreases over time, and many people find that the benefits outweigh the challenges.
Christian dating an Atheist?
Dating An Atheist
The Christian church seeks to subjugate the whole life of a believer, starting with his first steps and ending with the death hour. Each more or less significant event in people's lives must be celebrated according to church rites, with the participation of worshipers, with the name of God on the lips. Naturally, such an important event in people's lives as marriage and the relationship in general also turned out to be associated with religious rituals. The seven sacraments of the Christian church included the sacrament of marriage. It was established in Christianity later than others, only in the XIV century. Church marriage was declared the only valid form of marriage. Secular marriage, not consecrated by the church, was not recognized.
Atheist Dating: How to Choose Reliable Platforms?
Many people think that Christian dating is an exclusive thing, a club where only members are allowed. To a certain extent, this is true, since the whole point of Christian dating is for Christians to meet other Christians and potentially start a relationship. However, no one will kick you out from a Christian dating website, a Christian club or any other group, just because you are not a Christian yourself. The whole point of Christianity is to spread the love and the world of Jesus. But as we said earlier, that is a misconception because those websites are open to all and people will be glad to meet you.
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