Has anyone here had their significant other turn evangelical/religious? If so, how did it turn out? What's your story?
–Signed, Dealing With It
Yes. He was an agnostic when we first got married and for several years afterward. He sustained a traumatic brain injury which later resulted in non-convulsive seizures (temporal lobe epilepsy), resulting in hyper-religiosity, resulting in an obsession with reading the bible, resulting in an evangelical mentality. He was a well-educated man, but after the TBI and evangelical indoctrination, he became someone else --- someone I didn't recognize.
Because he was experiencing religious-type hallucinations and major depression, his predator pastor (along with the elders) told him that he was dealing with "spiritual warfare" and should go through a deliverance --- that he was being tormented by demons. They completely ignored the fact that he had experienced a TBI resulting in a neurological disorder.
They also informed him that if he didn't go through a deliverance that these so-called demons could come onto me and our new-born. Because he was in a weakened mental state, this "counsel" freaked him out and he committed suicide the same day he was advised to go through a deliverance.
Several years later I remarried. When I married him, I had already denounced Christianity but was a diest at the time. He seemed to be OK with that. He was/is a Southern Baptist cultural Christian. Didn't really care about the rules of his religion until I went through a full deconversion from god belief and became an agnostic atheist. That's when he said that we were "unequally yoked." Suddenly, the rules mattered, especially with regard to my place as a woman.
How did it turn out? I divorced him.
I'm sorry you're going through this. I empathize and sympathize. What's your story?