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My friend is getting married to a son of atheists.

Her fiancee has been told by his parents they want nothing to do with him anymore because he is marrying a christian.

Note at this point he is not becoming christian. He has changed his belief to not believing there is a God to not being so sure either way.

They are having a wedding that I've seen done where one person is religious and the other not. They are getting married by a minister but not at a church (at a hotel).

He has agreed to get married by a minister and have their children if any christened. But at this point he won't attend weekly services and she isn't making him. She'll go and take the kids and let them decide when they are old enough.

This is sad but this is no different than parents disowning their kids because they married someone of a different race or religion or disowning them because they are gay.
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My friend is getting married to a son of atheists.

Her fiancee has been told by his parents they want nothing to do with him anymore because he is marrying a christian.

Note at this point he is not becoming christian. He has changed his belief to not believing there is a God to not being so sure either way.

They are having a wedding that I've seen done where one person is religious and the other not. They are getting married by a minister but not at a church (at a hotel).

He has agreed to get married by a minister and have their children if any christened. But at this point he won't attend weekly services and she isn't making him. She'll go and take the kids and let them decide when they are old enough.

This is sad but this is no different than parents disowning their kids because they married someone of a different race or religion or disowning them because they are gay.
One of my good friends did almost the same when he and his wife married. He wasn't an atheist, but he wasn't religious either. They got married by her minister in an outdoor wedding. Hopefully like my friends, your friends family will reconcile.
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My friend is getting married to a son of atheists.

Her fiancee has been told by his parents they want nothing to do with him anymore because he is marrying a christian.

Note at this point he is not becoming christian. He has changed his belief to not believing there is a God to not being so sure either way.

They are having a wedding that I've seen done where one person is religious and the other not. They are getting married by a minister but not at a church (at a hotel).

He has agreed to get married by a minister and have their children if any christened. But at this point he won't attend weekly services and she isn't making him. She'll go and take the kids and let them decide when they are old enough.

This is sad but this is no different than parents disowning their kids because they married someone of a different race or religion or disowning them because they are gay.
On the bright side it may push him more toward Christ.
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I hope the son finds some comfort for the cr*p his parents are putting him through.
I hope the parents find some sanity and come around to supporting their son.
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They're marrying each other. The parents' blessing has nothing to do with their lives after that point, unless money that will be "disowned" is also involved, and turns out to be more important in either's eyes. It has happened before.
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the parents are off the deep end.
but frankly the woman should not marry the guy.
she's asking for trouble if shes a very contentious believer.

many woman marry guys thinking "I'll change him" or "He'll change".

ever here the saying Women go into marriage thinking "he'll change" and they don't. And men go into marriage thinking "she'll won't change" but she does.

But anyway the Bible is pretty clear Christians should not marry unbelievers.
Parents shouldn't DISOWN their children if they do. But marriage is hard enough when you AGREE on many of the things you think are important. It doesn't make sense to go into a marriage where your views of reality are fundamentally different. Unless you already willing to comprise everything.


but people "in love" do a lot of weird stuff. I hope the best for them.
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