Part 1 was her story of losing the love of her life. Thank you JaguarRose!!! However, I’ve retained a lot of what is referred to as “Catholic social teaching” and it means more than “tithing”. And some things are just not feasible to give up on – like if I have kids, and the man doesn’t like children, then oh well, it’s not meant to be. If we are financially able for me not to work, than I will not. You want to touch that? I’m not perfect by a long shot…none of us are. Best wishes & God bless you! Every Wednesday & Thursday at 10am PT, 11am MT, 12pm CT and 1pm ET. Unfortunately all most of these things do is keep us alone. Thank you for leading me in the right direction, giving me the confidence to believe in myself and helping me find the love I deserve. And he wants … You can try talking with your actions instead of your mouth (it works better that way), or your t-shirt that   claims “God said it, I believe it, that settles it”, and all the other slogans you substitute for both critical thinking skills and (more importantly) love, caring understanding and empathy for your fellow human beings. This man is slowly trying to take you over. That’s what I’ve chosen . Let him go. There is no compulsion in religion. For example, you can say, “It seems like you really know about your religion, and that’s great. He is amazing and does not fight against my beliefs, but it still effects my faith. Isn’t he Christ’s vicar to you? If they respect you and ask for the same back would it not be easy for the believer to get his or her way with the subject of kids because I sure wont have a problem with my kids to be Christ-like or guided by any other religion and i am a believer of God just not so good with religions because of the blindly believers that will look down on you for questioning or just not believing everything just because you have too, who are you to say who goes to Heaven I thought only he would be on the day of your judgement. Oh, and Christians divorce at a higher rate than atheists, so evidently your “foundation” isn’t any stronger than mine. He is also asking you to place your own education and self-development behind his own. People should marry for love and that includes God whether they say it out our He is in their heart. Thanks for letting us know as I just read and was wondering. For me, it is important that my future husband not only knows Jesus, but he actually has a real relationship with him. Any Christian who ignores this either doesn’t know better or doesn’t care. We're a great couple; we like the exact same things, have the same feelings about life and each other, we support each other, make each other laugh.... our only main difference would be religion. © 1995 - 2020 AskDrLove.com, DrLove.com and Jamie Turndorf, PhD . I totally agree with you. Your handle says otherwise, at least to me. Her mother doesn’t accept me at all and it put my partner in a really bad situation. I would recommend this sweet giant to anyone who feels the loss of a loved one. I’m kidding, of course, because, as you know, it is not your job to change anybody’s mind. He needs to be told that a relationship is a partnership in which both people work together to come up with a life that works for both of them. I give advice for a living and, frankly, I don’t see it as MY job to change anybody’s mind. You also need to ask him why these demands are appearing all of a sudden. It is about love, not about rules. from "A Life-Changing Exercise for Anyone Who Has Lost a Loved One" published in Psychology Today, "I just finished reading Dr. Turndorf's most recent book, LOVE NEVER DIES, and I highly recommend it for everyone who wants to connect with a loved one who has passed on to the Spirit Realm. And if he has extra money, then that’s the time he should donate. Notice you said to me, 'I would do anything for him. ' We are supposed to show kindness and compassion to everyone. My boyfriend abandoned me when he found out I am pregnant; ... I’m an atheist and my partner wants me to convert to the Muslim religion. Oh, and love is forever. My boyfriend and I, for example, have talked about whether or not I will work when we have kids.