I think it’s safe to say we’ve all done it at some point. If you’ve escaped the lure of an argument or heated debate, you’d be lucky indeed (and are invited to share your secrets). But what about the arguments that are inescapable; the ones that are so close to home that you can’t walk away? What is it about our most intimate relationships that inspire such passion in our disagreements? And how often do those differences of opinion center around our religious lives? Whether directly or indirectly (about issues that are merely extensions of church related material, such as time given to callings), do you find these disagreements harder to deal with than other topics? Why or why not?
And if you’ve gone through a crisis of faith in the Church, how did you handle the necessary discussions and conflicts that naturally involved your partner?