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  • Having the same stance is important

    I'm not going to say that you have to be a certain religion in order to have a happy relationship, but if the two people in the relationship have differing opinions on what religion to raise a family in or what standards to set for themselves and possible future family, that's where the problems come in. Whether or not you believe in God, it's important to find a significant other who shares your views, so you can avoid that conflict in the future, when your children are watching.

  • Religion is what will guide you to holiness

    I know a couple that have different beliefs and that just does not work. I am Catholic and I think that God has to be my number one priority and I think that my partner who I want to spend the rest of my life with has to know how I feel and what a better way than him feeling the same and that way we can share our belief to our children the same. Also we can go to church and enjoy the presence of God as a family like he wants us to.

  • Religion is a value building thing, not just something that people believe.

    Members of one religion could value privacy and another publicity. How would two partners get along when they have completely different morals. For example, going back to the private/public value, how would a couple pick whether to go out to eat or stay in and cook? How long until they decide? Do they argue? Are there different morals about arguing with your partner? These are the things about religion that matter.

  • Well you can't just press your opinions on each other!

    Religion is something that couples need to either see eye to eye on, or they need to agree to disagree because if not, they fight over which one's right or wrong. My former partner formed his own opinion of God, and I had as well. After a few weeks of the relationships, we began to disagree, and we fought physically as well. The moral of the story is that, yes, religion is a MAJOR deciding factor of whether or not you can develop a relationship with someone.

  • Basis of our morals

    Religion for most people, and for the most part underpins morals and values. If these underlying principles or morals and values are different, it can definitely create tension over time. In my experience it creates a gap and doesn't allow one to feel connected of there are major differences in values.

  • It can create a significant amount of conflict if both people aren't willing to be open minded.

    I have dated several people that are either atheist, agnostic or just not practicing. I will admit in my earlier relationships I wasn't as open-minded as I should have been about their beliefs but as I got older I was more open-minded about accepting people for who they were and their beliefs. Unfortunately not everyone will ever get to that point. My fiance was originally open to letting me do my own thing with the church. I thought it was great because we could separate it, but eventually it starts to clash. Considering there is a wedding ceremony, children, family etc.... The list goes on. It's not impossible to keep it separate but very very difficult. Its hard to be involved and still keep your individual belief without some sacrifice.

  • It's ultimately about your upbringing.

    Most religious beliefs are not separate from an individual's lifestyle. On the contrary, they dictate it! Therefore, conforming to a lifestyle in which a person has no foundation is detrimental to the relationship as a whole. It can often be the difference between how you dress or what you eat to how you raise your children.

  • Yes religion is vital

    I tried to become Muslim but failed miserably as raised non religiously and went back to Agnostic beliefs it made war in our marriage and divorce most saddest experience in my life still feeling sad after x years as he was an amazing man
    I advise everybody never marry until you sort out religious beliefs it will make you deeply unhappy and it will cost you your health and happiness
    If you are not into God my advice keep well away from any religious person or they can drive you insane til you forget who you are and that can take a long time to heal. There are plenty of non religious types out there just trying to find them !
    Religion is the Opium of the people and Love is not enough.

  • Same religious beliefs help in establishing bonds and maintaining them.

    The degree of belief in religion or it's practice has immense effects on the status of a relationship. Two people who have similar beliefs and practices of the same faith can get along better than those with drastically different views of the same religion or a different religion. Religion doesn't have to account a God, but even Atheists and Agnostics have a certain set of rules and beliefs, and they also have differences between themselves. Being a part of the same religious culture, it is easier to debate a point, easier to accept someone else's view, easier to be tolerant and patient when someone is addressing their point, and it's easier to live with that person. In other cases, opposing views can challenge the aspect of "love", causes differences in priorities and values, and the question of "which religion the children will follow?" -- it can cause a couple to drift apart.
    You can change a person's habit if they're willing to change it, but you can't change a person's lifestyle. And why should they change religion for the sake of someone else they recently got to know, when their parents invested their belief in them their entire life?

  • Believing as one makes a whole difference

    Religion tends to break or make ones relationship stronger as a whole. During the dating days... It doesn't matter much until things get on a little serious than usual that's when it makes a difference. Tolerance for differences starts to reduce and slowly questions and uncertainty about whether choosing a different path as compared to the other would suffice.

    Having a united and similar view on the religion would start to fail and it usually becomes intense as more talks and discussion would occur which causes flaw and grayness to the future. Family views start to impose and slowly one has to consider if starting a family would two different opinions wreck or strengthen a family?

    Love is there trust is there but after sometime it takes more than those factors to make a life together.

  • Relationship is based on individual.

    I don't think that religion should be important in relationship, it probably would've matter before. Relationship is made based on two people's attraction for each other as individual. Religion is a person's belief and more like their tradition. Relationship is matter of concern and care for each other. Therefore religion should not matter in relationship.

  • Trust and love are more important.

    There's no doubt that religion may bring certain people together who share similar beliefs, however, is the opposite any worse? My girlfriend is Catholic (even though she doesn't share any of the teachings behind it) and I'm atheist. Sure we disagree, but to me, that's what helps keep a relationship alive and thriving. So to me there are much bigger things in a relationship that matter more than theistic philosophies.

  • Religion is not important in a relationship.

    Everyone in the world has their own beliefs. This makes people unsure of what is real and what isn't. Some religions even tie into one another using some of the same characters and beliefs. Noticing this means that either you or your significant other could be right. With no one knowing the real truth, then there is no point of arguing over who's right or wrong about religious beliefs.

  • Religion is just another belief.

    In a relationship, no matter how similar the partners are, there will be unshared beliefs. These beliefs can be small, like where a person likes to eat, or what kinds of books they like to read. They can also be more important, like what religion they want to practice (if any). In the end, what really matters is that the two partners respect each other whatever their beliefs may be.

  • Having same faith is not required for good relationship although most religious people believe it is!

    I can speak from experience in that although the argument that having the same faith and beliefs will make the relationship initially easier is true it is by far not the most important thing in maintaining a healthy relationship! Two people have to care about each other, show concern for feelings, be supportive in career or education and life, have similar goals and or entertainment likes, have good chemistry and be physically attracted to each other. Those things are long term and will matter more when the chips are down not who you pray too! A religious fanatic can marry another religious fanatic or religious person but if one likes to travel and the other doesn't that may end the union! I think religion has pros for society morally but is holding us back in terms of social progression and natural relationships. I once met the perfect woman for me except she was overly religious it was sad because we had all of the above and for me it wasn't that she was religious per say I go to church as well! But like I told her my issue is that you actually make your REAL life decisions based off religious beliefs and that to me is a no no as it will only serve to hold you back in life in my opinion and you will not make the best or solid financial, career or relationship decisions if you live by a code and not by free will and logical reasoning! But that is just my opinion and i am sure many will disagree!

  • Supporting to each partener's religion can get happiness for both

    When marry different culture persons,we need to support each other.Even if we r in different religion,trust,love,understanding,supporting to each's religion is more important than to have same religion.
    Instead of disagree different perceptive of each,we should be accept good points of each religion.If we can negotiate to each other not by disagreeing each view,we can get good relationship or marriage.

  • I think religion isn't important in a relationship

    I think this because, religion doesn't really matter...What matters is that 2 people love and are attracted to each other...Religion? Well it doesn't matter what religion you are in, the only thing that matters is love, and religion doesn't matter when you are talking about love...I personally think this cause that's what I believe

  • I'm a Wiccan dating an Atheist...

    An it's fine... He admits my religion is most logical and I admit atheism is note likely true before any other religion.We have a union without "godly presents" and will be married soon. We have even bonded over the shared hatred of Christianity and other abrahamic gaith and what it tells people of that faith to do.

  • Hopefully not enough so that it could tear two people who love each other apart

    Although religion may be very important to someone, it is a personal relationship with their faith. Two people who love each other don't have to be exactly the same in every way. Because of this I believe that if two people truly love each other and respect one another it doesn't not have to be an end all ultimatum if they observe different beliefs or religion. (In fact it could be beneficial in that they can learn from each others differences.

  • Not A Big Deal

    Many people think it's so important to have the same religion in a relationship. However, don't you value love in any relationship more than what they simply believe in? My sister chose to be atheist when she was 10 while I grew up in a Christian family. Although there is a difference in religious belief, we still love each other unconditionally.


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