Dating a girl with different political views

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One of us was on the cable newsshow with a prominent Southern Baptist leader.

He said rather proudly, we thought, that the evangelical vote had turned heavily Republican in the 2000 presidential election.

Despite the depiction of Conservative Protestants by the media, by frightened liberals, and by the conservative leadership as if they were a massive and disciplined religio-political voting block, they are not.

If you can’t agree on religion and politics, the relationship is probably doomed anyway.

Anyone who’s too passionate about either isn’t going to just agree to disagree. Sometimes it’s hard to see how independent you are until you’ve been together with someone for a few months. You’re a grown woman who has better things to do than raise the guy you’re dating. You definitely don’t want someone who’ll run over the first major fight. It’s another question you’d probably rather die than ask, especially early on.

The moment things start to get serious, it’s time to ask.

After all, if you’re looking at a future together, you need to know if you’re both financially able to support each other and buy things like a house.

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