As an atheist woman dating a Christian guy or vice versa, be educated about where your Christian guy or atheist woman stands, as far as what he or she is looking for, and how open they are to you.
What kind of relationship is the Christian guy or atheist woman looking for at the moment?
Is he or she looking for a long-term relationship or casual.
For something merely casual, he or she is okay with dating you as an atheist woman or Christian man for the short term.
If he or she wants a long-term relationship, things are more complicated.
Knowing where you both stand and what you are both looking for requires a candid discussion.
Sometimes, people get caught up or overwhelmed by passion and forget that there is a relationship that needs to be worked on to ensure its survival.
They keep delaying the inevitable, not wanting to draw attention to the elephant in the room.
The problem with avoiding discussing where you both stand or hope to go as far as a relationship is concerned, is in how it leaves these questions in limbo for too long, resulting in someone falling in love or the stakes getting raised.
Once there are deeper emotions and feelings involved, it’s harder to make the relationship work, as someone has a greater investment in it than the other.
The person who has fallen in love is afraid to lose the other.
They want to stick with the relationship, even though they know that the other will never be serious about them, due to this religious difference.
Due to their love for this person, they find a place of hope within themselves.
They hope that this person finally accepts their differences.
So they stay on in an unhealthy relationship until the other person has gotten tired of them and moved on.
Now, they are left with a broken heart and have no idea what to do.
Don’t let the passion or deep chemistry you have with this Christian man or atheist woman cloud your judgment and the necessity to be prudent.
Know your differences and where those differences lead.
You both have to know exactly what you hope to gain out of all this and the kind of relationship you are both looking for.
You both have to understand the impact of what your differences could mean to your other relationships in life that involve family and friends.
These all have to be taken into account before you go any further with this Christian man or atheist woman.
Religion plays a heavy roll in many people’s lives.
It is not just a denomination, it is a lifestyle and an identity.
When you, as the atheist woman or Christian man, recognizes the implications of the relationship you are getting into, you know how to move forward with it.
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