Faith Differences Do NOT Determine the Success of Your Marriage

By Breana Shelton This post is part four of the 4-part series Supporting Your Marriage When Your Spouse Changes or Loses Their Faith Breana’s situation is a little different from the rest of the posts in this series because she and her husband Jonathan began their marriage with different religious beliefs. When I first asked her to write a post on how they successfully deal with their faith differences- she said she wasn’t so sure they WERE dealing with them successfully.  That made me want her to write a post EVEN MORE because really, dealing with any major difference in… Read More

Deciding to Love:  Making It Through Your Spouse’s Faith Transition

Deciding to Love: Making it Through Your Spouse's Faith Transition

By Anonymous This post is part three of a 4-part series Supporting Your Marriage When Your Spouse Changes or Loses Their Faith My dear friend wants to write this post anonymously, so I won’t say much about her other than I love her and she is one of the smartest people I have ever met, so you should most definitely take her advice.  Also, she’s a fantastic writer.  And friend 🙂 Oh also, she so wisely included advice in this piece about what you can say and do when one of your friend’s spouses has gone through a faith transition-… Read More

Change Can Be Uncomfortable, But the Growth Can Be Good (Part 2)

How to Strengthen Your Marriage When Your Spouse Loses Their Faith

By Jessica This post is part of the series Supporting Your Marriage When Your Spouse Changes or Loses Their Faith I introduced Jessica in Part One of this piece here.  Jessica tells the story of her and her husband in Part One and gives her advice to other couples who may be going through the same thing below in Part Two.  How to condense 15 years or so of transition into a blog post? As I worked on this post, I asked my husband what he would say. His take on faith transitions and the upheaval they can cause in… Read More

Change Can Be Uncomfortable, But the Growth Can Be Good (Part 1)

How to Strengthen Your Marriage When Your Spouse Loses Their Faith

By Jessica This post is part of the series Supporting Your Marriage When Your Spouse Changes or Loses Their Faith I met Jessica in a meeting of a group I’m in called Interfaitful Moms of Iowa City** Jessica ALWAYS has the best comments.  One week we were discussing the TED talk “The Danger of the Single Story” and Jessica told us about how her husband stopped going to church with her many years ago.  She said she realizes many people could look at her and pity her situation.  Then she said, “I reject the idea that my story is something… Read More

You CAN Make It Work:  How My Marriage Survived My Change of Faith

You CAN Make it Work: How My Marriage Survived My Change of Faith

By Kayla This post is part 1 of the series Supporting Your Marriage When Your Spouse Changes or Loses Their Faith Kayla is . . just the best.  She was in the dorms with my freshman year at BYU.  When I first announced I was starting a blog, she took me right under her blogging wing and helped me out in a number of ways.  She’s still my go-to whenever I have any questions.  I’ve been following her blog, Freckles in April since it started four years ago.  I call her sensei. I’ve been impressed with her recently has she’s… Read More