Has anyone here converted to another religion for a spouse?
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Join Date: Mar 2008
I was raised a Protestant and DH is Russian Orthodox. They are both Christian religions, but there are HUGE differences.
In order for our marriage to be recognized by the Orthodox Church, we had an Orthodox wedding which was fine by me. I also agreed to raise our children Orthodox. I go to the Orthodox Church and believe the majority of what it believes.
I may never convert because I don't know if I can ever really believe some of the things the Orthodox faith believes. For example, in my church, communion was symbolic of the body and Christ's blood. In DH's church, they believe the bread and wine become the body and blood. I also have problems believing everything they do about Mary (ever virgin, etc). The abortion issue is a biggie too. I'm pro-choice and the Orthodox faith is definitely not.
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