Question Please I need advice about the Church of Christ and the beliefs. I am not a member of the Church of Christ, but the man I love is and he said he can not marry me because I committed adultery in a past marriage. I love this man so very much. He says if I was to marry ever again that I would go to hell. He says if he married me that he could or would as well. Please tell me what I can do. I do not want to loose this wonderful man, because of my mistakes from before. What can I do to make things right? Can we be married?
I am not an expert in the Church of Christ; however, if your boyfriend is saying he cannot marry you because you committed adultery in a past marriage, it sounds like you don't have a future with him. A person cannot go against his values and be happy. If you press the issue, he will likely bla you for making him go against his faith and himself.
Religion is often a deal breaker. Would you want your children raised in this faith? Would you want to be married in this faith? You can't just take parts of the man. You have to have him all. He comes with these beliefs.
My advice is accept the situation, move on and mourn the loss. Trust that when he says he will not marry you, he will not marry you.
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