I do wonder though, with such a view of religion—at least two generations of it—how you managed to wind up with a Mormon wife and how she wound up with a “heathen” for a husband. That must be an interesting story.
You had to ask! (Not that you did, exactly.)
In the first place, we’d been friends for several years before we got together, so by the time we realized we were in love I can’t think of anything that would’ve driven a significant wedge between us (and I wasn’t too fanatical at the time anyway). But in fact at the time I happened to think SHE was an atheist (due to her saying things like “There is no God.”). It wasn’t till several years later, during a period of great stress and weirdness in our lives, that she suddenly started going back to church. That’s when she told me she’d always believed, but she’d been angry at the church as well as at her parents (basic teenager baggage), so she’d rejected the faith to punish them.
I saw that getting back into church made her happier, calmer under stress, and generally healthier, besides improving her relationship with her parents (great people, by the way!), so how could I not want all that for her? She’s one person I know for whom religion actually works! For her part, she knows I’m a loving, moral person, so what does it matter how I spend my Sundays? Also, we were older when we hooked up, so we don’t have any kids together, and the subject has never happened to come up with her grown kids, but I doubt it would be a thing.
I have since become less complacent in my atheism, following an ugly incident in my own family, and officially set the record straight with the Catholic church, but, like I say, within our marriage it’s a non-issue.
Sorry you sort of asked?