Our human nature always wants to consider ourselves the exception—to think that something doesn’t really apply to us.
There may be some exceptions, but if those exceptions make up 2 or 5 percent of the people, there will likely still be 50 percent or more considering themselves the exception!
Let me give you some guiding principles about oneness in marriage with regard to these issues.
I realize that as you get older, circumstances and priorities change.Many of you have already had a family and aren’t interested in doing that again. Nevertheless, I am convinced that anyone who applies this advice—no matter your age or station in life—will benefit.I do have one rather significant reservation about the future of our relationship: We come from two different denominational backgrounds.There are several commonalities between the two, but they differ on some key ideas (baptism, church structure, approach to corporate worship).Meanwhile, children of Zoroastrian men who intermarry are likelier to be accepted.
Unlike, say, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, Zoroastrianism calls for individual rather than communal worship services in its houses of worship, called fire temples, and it prescribes “good thoughts, good words, good deeds” rather than the plethora of positive and negative rules that govern other religious traditions.None of them was a hit, but the evenings were pleasant enough and she felt good about actually trying and putting herself out there. I called her just a couple of days ago to make Memorial Day plans, and in the course of that conversation I asked her how the online dating experiment was coming.And she casually mentioned that she’s actually seeing someone now.The guy is a high school science teacher, which was a major plus in my book.(As a boy I was a science geek and always close to the science teachers, who were uniformly terrific.) Also, he’s got a thing for cult films, and I had to laugh out loud, because that is one of my daughter’s passions as well, so in that respect at least they seem well matched.The last time I saw my daughter, she told me that she had decided to be more proactive about meeting people.