Dating an atheist
I would recommend personally that you don’t date an atheist for these reasons.To be clear, I don’t say this because atheist people are “bad” people. I am saying it simply because you don’t share the same core beliefs or faith.
I am going to leave you with this final piece of advice: Choose a spouse who can help you to heaven, and not be a hindrance to it. Feel free to leave a comment below or on my You Tube channel here.
But in my grief I found myself drifting into another liberal Methodist Church, and I found solace there for many years. He grew up without much religious exposure, although his father was a "spiritual seeker," dabbling in everything before returning to the Catholic Church. My husband and his aspirituality cheerfully join me each Christmas Eve at a candlelight service and I drive the car when he wants to photograph freight trains.
When we got sober, my husband tried to find a spirituality that he could accept, but today he's quite happily a staunch agnostic or, as he calls himself, "aspiritual." Throughout our twenty-two year relationship, he's viewed most of my spiritual explorations kindly, supporting me as much as he could. He could care less about church and I could care less about trains, but we're partners so we indulge each other without complaint.
These beliefs formed my worldview as a young atheist: I sincerely believed that there was no God.
When people hear my story, they often tell theirs with something close to agony in their eyes: a son, a daughter, a brother, a mother, a spouse, a colleague—someone they love denies God’s existence. But the God in whom you hope is mighty to save and relentless in his loving pursuit of their souls.
Recovery meetings are spiritual (not religious) and at that point I settled on a God-centric but non-Christian spirituality that worked perfectly for me. My husband's spirituality is absolutely not my concern.