I've never blogged before. I'm in a difficult time in my life and any good advice may be able to help. I've been married for 5 years and have two kids. Over the last 5 month my spouse has informed me that she no longer believes in the LDS faith, or chrisianity. I haven't been the best spiritual leader of my home, I would define the last few years as us being partially active. We have tried to talk about religion and I have tried to understand where she is coming from with the hope that I could help her to find her testimony. Through this it seems she never really had one. She has tried to explain her new beliefs to me and I don't find any real value in it. The sad situation is the stress and turmoil is getting to be too much. I absolutely love my kids. I don't know what to do. When a core belief like religion is lost in a marriage what are the chances of it surviving? We are both still young and I admit I find myself thinking that calling it quits and starting over could be the best answer for both of us. She feels like love will see us through but I feel like everyday we are becoming more and more different. Do I stick it out and live my faith and pray that my wifes heart will be softened or do we seperate and start new lives without each other. I know of many people in the church and out that have stuck with it for the kids only to get a divorce later when the kids are teenagers and it seems to have more damage then, if they would have just went seperate ways when they were younger. not to mention the parents that feel they have waisted a lifetime with someone they don't love. I'm basically pondering to myself to determind if I still love my wife... and what am I going to do?
Tags: Marriage Divorce Love Different Religious Beliefs