Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Edging slowly closer to the frozen tundra
Re: Has faith/religion helped your relationship?
My set of spiritual and religious beliefs and values have expanded my mind, made me more open-minded, allowed me to stay emotionally calm in the face of distressing situations, soothe others if required.
IMO, this has helped me in all areas of life.
My wife's religious background, on the other hand, has led her to have very rigid beliefs in how things should be, and in fact, the belief that "rigid and unbending is good" applies to all her life, not just ethicial/moral values. Therefore, I believe in her case, it's part of why she has few friends, struggles to keep jobs, and IMO, requires a LOT of emotional support from her husband.
So, it depends on what the religion taught you and how you interpret it and whether you continue your own spiritual path beyond the initial stuff you learned as a kid.