Suppose that you were religious when you got married but you eventually began to question your faith… What if, years down the line, you had a conversation like this with your still-religious partner?
“Could you see yourself still being married to me if I were no longer a Christian?” I asked.
After a brief stunned silence, she replied: “Well, I don’t know how to answer that because that wouldn’t be you.”
Gulp. I ventured a little further. “Well, what if it were me? What if I weren’t a believer anymore? Could you still see us together?”
After a long thoughtful pause, she answered: “But that’s not the man I married. That wouldn’t be you.”
Neil Carter had that experience and it led to him and his wife visiting a counselor… from their church. Which didn’t exactly work out: