I have been with my partner for around 3 years. He was never majorly into his religion when we were friends but after a few months of dating, he started going back to church with his family.
In the last couple of months, I’ve been getting pressured off of them all to come to church with them. At first I considered it but I felt the more I was asked to go the less I wanted to. I have never been a religious person, I believe in “stuff” but not God.
My partner and his family think anything outside of their branch of Christianity is inherently evil, think tarot cards, communicate with spirits that aren’t “the holy spirit” etc. the more things they speak about the more it genuinely sounds too over.
They say that God speaks directly to them them and they have personally healed people through the power of God.
I respect their beliefs and I’m glad it brings them comfort but it’s not for me. The weekend brought uncomfortable discussions about abortion and homo people, I was mentally drained by the end of it trying to bite my tongue to avoid arguments as I know their mindset will not be changed.
I love my partner immensely but Im struggling to deal with this new heavy religious involvement and the pressure they put on me to join in. I am worried this would end our relationship if I was to flat out tell him I don’t believe in God and don’t want any part in it.
How do you breach that discussion?