In Faith and in Doubt

How Religious Believers and Nonbelievers Can Create Strong Marriages and Loving Families
Narrated by: Sean Runnette
Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Interfaith marriages fail more often than same-faith partnerships. So what are the chances of survival for the ultimate mixed marriage - one between religious and nonreligious partners? Nearly 20 percent of Americans now self-identify as nonreligious, including millions who are married to religious believers. Despite the differences, many of these marriages succeed beautifully.

In this landmark book, popular author and secular humanist Dale McGowan explores some of the stories of these unions, whose very endurance flies in the face of conventional wisdom, including his own marriage to a believing Christian - a loving partnership that remains strong after three kids and 22 years.

Drawing on sociology, psychology, and real-life experience, he shares: Negotiation tips that set the stage for harmonious relationships; strategies for dealing with pressure from extended family; profiles of families who have successfully blended different world views; insights for helping kids make their own choices about religious identity; and advice for handling holidays, churchgoing, baptism, circumcision, religious literacy, and more.

The first audiobook of its kind, In Faith and in Doubt helps partners navigate the complexities of their situation while celebrating the extraordinary richness it affords their relationship, their children, and those around them.

©2014 Dale McGowan (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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  • 09-25-16

Encouraging, thought provoking, practical

I loved this book. It gave me hope, encouragement, and real world practical applications to apply to my mixed belief marriage with a baby on the way. I am truly grateful this book exists and hope everyone finds it as useful as I have.

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loveeeedd it.

It has given me such "hope" and "faith". I loved the real life examples because they were really relatable. I like how more often, the atheist was really intense at first then calms down... Might be time for me to calm down. Great advice and realizations. I think this is beneficial to all couples with any sort of different views...so, all couples.

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Definitely a good read for mixed faith couples

a good wealth of information and examples to draw from no matter what your relationship mix is.