Well, if the religion made sense to you, I would at least be willing to try it out. But although you may love someone, we're supposed to honor God (assuming you're Christian, and if not, whoever you worship I hope has this too) before other people... Plus, how do you know you'll be with them your entire life? My parents had different religions. They divorced after 4 years partly because of that, but my mom always says she could've worked it out.
We had no part in choosing to live but,we have the right to choose,how to live.So if you fall in love with someone,you fall in love with them for who they are and what they stand for.You don't try to change them.so .Our beliefs are own to hold as long as we don't hurt anyone with them then I see no reason why we should change.What do u think hawk?True?
When my wife and I started dating, one of the key things for both of us was our belief system. Had that not been the case, we probably wouldn't have dated much less get married. I'd love to say I would...but truthfully, I can't. I mean, you can't make yourself believe in Santa no matter how much you love your children, can you? I'm not sure someone would still love me if I lied about what I truly believe deep down my heart.
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Well , remember that we have differents religions but we all love the same GOD Just that we think a little different so you Just live Your Love being who you are no what Other people think so GOD bless you being you and help you to know what do you want ;) . (Sorry if i don't write very good but i speak spanish no English so i really want to help ) ;)
Absolutely not!!! My faith or belief is just that - what I believe to be the truth about our Father, Almighty God, Jehovah - I will not change that for anyone. Why? because without Jehovah God I would not have my family, my friends or even the person I fell in love with - Jehovah allows it to rain upon the righteous and the unrighteous - so no, I would not change what I believe in for anyone - God has already given up so much in behalf of mankind. We need to show him our gratitude.
I couldn't love in a physical way anyone that didn't share my faith in God, I could spiritually love them as one of his creations, but I would not be unequally yolked with someone I know I could never agree with, I need to have that woman have the same God and belief in Christ as me, and put her love for Him before me and everything else for me to even consider a relationship with her...but that's just me, my opinion, and my preference.
Love that is contingent upon conversion is not worthy to be called love -- it is, at best, counterfeit love. I would even insist that love that cannot accept me as I am, is not love at all. True love is mutual respect and admiration, compassion and kindness, freely given by a healthy, unafraid human being to another.
As for me, I want no god, for which I must give up my individuality; no heaven, in exchange for my brain; and no love, which demands the surrender of my liberty. I had rather keep my honest belief (or, unbelief thereto), than dishonest love. I had rather much keep my freedom of thought, than my lover.
Interestingly enough, the love of a partner is vastly more important than any religion. This is true for most people. I, of course, allow that there are some who were religiously indoctrinated in the wrong way who would disagree.
No, and I would not obligate someone to change their beliefs either. I would however be willing to investigate their beliefs, and look into them with that person, to see if it would be worth changing my principles, not for them, but for myself, so that I could improve as a person. Just as I would require that whoever I love is willing to investigate my own beliefs, and see if it would be worth converting. Not because they love me, but because they are supposed to love themselves, and therefore are obligated to try to improve in any possible way, advancing in wisdom, age, and grace. Conversion is an act of the will, and a true turning of the heart, the only way to truly convert, is to do it for oneself, it cannot be done for someone else, or it would not truly be a conversion. If one is to convert, they must do it to better themselves.
You cant change your beliefs for a relationship. It takes time to learn and grow in any religion. I would definitely be open to sharing beliefs but ...eh ya. eff it...I would...YOUD BE SURPRISED WHAT YOUD BE WILLING TO DO FOR LOVE
No I wouldn't. But I don't see why different religions would ruin a relationship to the point where either they have to break up or one has to convert. Love is love, why does religion have to be involved.
Josh. 24:14: “Now fear Jehovah and serve him in faultlessness and in truth, and remove the gods that your forefathers served on the other side of the River and in Egypt, and serve Jehovah.” (That meant a change from the religion of their forefathers, did it not? To serve Jehovah acceptably, they had to get rid of any images used in such religion and cleanse their hearts of any desire for those things.) 1 Pet. 1:18, 19: “You know that it was not with corruptible things, with silver or gold, that you were delivered from your fruitless form of conduct received by tradition from your forefathers. But it was with precious blood, like that of an unblemished and spotless lamb, even Christ’s.” (So, early Christians turned away from those traditions of their forefathers, which traditions could never give them eternal life. Gratitude for the sacrifice of Christ made them eager to get rid of anything that caused their lives to be fruitless, lacking real meaning because they did not honor God. Should not we have the same attitude?)
Personal examination for oneself is encouraged. Many have discovered that what they have been told or taught does not support the Bible, if one is of the Christian faith. See Acts 17:11. Also please view the link below! It gives one's life story on this very subject.
No, I wouldn't... nor would I accept that my partner changes his/her religion for me... religion is a relation with God... so unless you do it for him... there is no point to do it in the first place...
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No I wouldn't. The Bible counsels: "Do not become unevenly yoked with unbelievers. For... what portion does a faithful person have with an unbeliever?"-2 Corinthians 6:14, 15. What "yoking" is stronger than the marriage bond. When Paul wrote these words he might have had in mind the Mosaic Law which prohibited yoking together a bull and an ass for plowing. (Deuteronomy 22:10) The ass is smaller and not as strong and would suffer as a result of such an uneven yoking. Likewise, a marriage or relationship on uneven terms would result in the suffering of one, if not both individuals. The Bible already calls marriage "tribulation in the flesh" -1 Corinthians 7:39. How much more so if the individuals involved did not see eye to eye on such weighty topics as religion and belief.
you shouldn't have to change yourself to fit in with the one you love. relationships with different religions can work, so, unless i truly had a change of heart, mind, body, and soul, i wouldn't change my religion.
HAHAHA Thats funny! Of course not! I can love someone without changing my view on life! Why would I throw away everything I believe in for someone, when we could be just as happy with the two of us in different religions. I honestly can't picture changing religions even if someone had a gun to my head and said they would shoot if I didn't! I think loving someone in the first place is accepting them completely, even the way they view god!
I am now married and my wife and I share the same belief. But when I was dating that is what I looked for. Someone who believed the way I do. I have a lot of friends who don't but I would not have chosen a romantic relationship with them. My faith and relationship with God come first.