I am a devout Catholic
and my fiancé does not have any religious convictions. We are very much in love, but religion is a
problem for us. Can we make a marriage
key to a successful marriage is how you handle your differences. The easy part of a relationship is sharing
the beliefs and interests you have in common.
Take a look at how you typically handle differences in other areas of
your relationship. Do you have a fairly
good success rate in managing communication and achieving understanding with
regard to other differences? Religion
can be a particularly sensitive area.
However, with mutual respect, communication, and some creative
negotiations most differences can be accommodated. Remember a critical factor is achieving
understanding, not gaining agreement.
The problem you have described is not unusual. You might want to discuss this issue with
your priest or others in your church, who have had the
same experience working with the same situation in their relationships.