I enjoyed Peggy Fletcher Stack's "How love and faith can grow, even when one spouse stops believing" (Tribune, Feb. 10), about how couples deal with differing opinions on faith-based beliefs. As a father who was once deeply invested in faith-based beliefs but transcended to the inspiring realities of science and rational thinking, I relate with the unique challenges it brings to a relationship.
Each situation is unique, and change is always difficult. Establishing common priorities after a major change is challenging and can cause conflict.
The ministers quoted in the article seemed tolerant of a spouse "losing faith," but not of parents changing the religious inculcation of their children. This troubling attitude marginalizes what is clearly a parental decision.
Moving beyond faith-based beliefs is not "losing" something; it can lead to intellectual freedom and spiritual enlightenment.
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