The news about Katie Holmes divorcing Tom Cruise is said to be about the issue on religion. And indeed, it is a sad fact that so many couples are ended up getting a divorce just because they cannot accept their partner’s religion. But if you truly love your partner, you should not let religion ruin your marriage. Here are the best tips that could help you through.

Explain your Beliefs to Each Other

There are a myriad of religious beliefs that people are practicing from all over the world, so it’s no longer a surprise if you end up with someone who has a different belief as yours. But instead of refusing to talk about these issues, it is best that you explain clearly well to your partner what your religion is all about. Keep in mind that it is very important that you understand what your partner’s religion is all about before you even decide to marry him so you can tell for yourself if such things are acceptable to you.

Do Not Influence Your Partner

People say that if you truly love your spouse, you should be willing to accept all of him and this also means accepting his beliefs. Do not force him to convert into your religion nor influence him to follow your religious path, and above all, respect each other beliefs and practices. This might be difficult for you to do, but if you really want a lifetime marriage with your spouse, then you must learn to accept everything in him.

Be Open Minded

Don’t just think of yourself and your own religious beliefs, because it should be a 2-way street. So if you want your partner to listen and respect your own beliefs, you must also do the same thing towards him. In the same way, if your goal is to persuade your husband to follow your religion, then you should allow him to persuade you as well. Who knows, you might realize in the end that he could be right and you are wrong or it’s the other way around.

Practice a Healthy Debate

It’s normal for you and your spouse to have discussions about your beliefs, but make sure that you do it in a healthy way or it could lead to an ugly fight. If in the middle of your discussion, you or your partner is not convinced with your own arguments, then you might as well just change the topic before it can lead to a heated argument. Always keep in mind that marriage is not all about religion, so you must not allow religion to destroy your commitment for each other.

In as much as we don not want religion to affect our marriage, there will really come a point in our marriage life wherein we will be confronted with issues concerning religion and faith. That’s why before you agree to marry your fiancé, it’s best to ask yourself on whether you can accept his religion or not. Because whether we like it or not, the issue on religion and faith could eventually affect our marriage in the long run.

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