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When religious differences divide friends

June 25, 2013 | By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

Religious differences aren’t always deal breakers, but can be when one friend is intolerant

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Friendship and faith

Yes, differences in faith and religion (not unlike differences in political affiliations)—or differences between believing and not believing—can often divide friends. How strongly each one believes, how consuming a role faith plays in the way they conduct their lives, whether or not they try to convert others to their way of thinking, and general openness to different religions and ways of thinking are all predictors of the toll religious views and affiliations may take on friendships.

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A Leap of Faith: Dumped over religious differences?

February 20, 2010 | By | 18 Replies Continue Reading

It is true that differences in religion, politics and values can create wedges between people who were once close friends—but this generally doesn’t happen when friendships are otherwise solid. People accept the differences and agree to disagree so the differences don’t interfere with the relationship.

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