Christian daughter dating atheist
I wouldn’t do the wedding for a couple of atheists.I wouldn’t officiate as a pastor, because I think that signifies the accountability of the couple to the church.Sitting quietly by my side, the doctor-to-be stated his prognosis: He said that though things might seem great, we believed differently, and ultimately, that would tear us apart.I didn’t want to believe it at the time, but I knew he was right. And yet, there was something that couldn’t keep us apart.
Should I allow my other daughter to be in the wedding as a bridesmaid? ” And she said, “I don’t want anyone to overhear me, because then they will know that I am the mom of that atheist girl.” And as I started talking to her it became clear, she thought somehow that that would make people think that she has done something shameful in her own parenting. So we don’t say that because a child is going through some rebellion that that means that the parents are deficient. And also we need to recognize that parents love their children, and families are to stay together, and we are to maintain those avenues of connection with our children as much as possible and to provide a means for those prodigals to come home. We should not be unequally yoked, as the Apostle Paul puts it. Instead you have a professing unbeliever marrying a professing unbeliever.
Dear Concerned Mom, I remember several years ago I was serving a church, and I had a lady who came up to me after the service, and she whispered, and she said, “Could you pray for my daughter.
Marriage is something that the scripture tells us is a creation ordinance given to all people; Genesis, chapter 2, “It is for this reason that a man shall leave his father and mother and cleave to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.” That’s not only true for Christians. So marriage is a good thing for everybody, including for atheists.
It seems to me that in this situation, you have a couple who are doing the right thing: not living together, but instead committing themselves to one another and marrying.
If, Mom, you don’t have any other objection to this guy other than his atheism, and if your daughter is an atheist too, I would see this as a creation ordinance, and I would not have one qualm at all in going to that wedding, in having the sister serve as a bridesmaid.
He tried to explain to me that maybe, just maybe, our differences had more to do with rhetoric and semantics than actual value disparities, but I couldn’t accept that. As we passed milestones in our relationship and continued to circle the major issues dividing us, other problems arose — namely, our different cultural expectations.