My sons girlfriend of three months possesses lots of qualities, and I became friends with her over time. She goes to church every Saturday and stays from early morning to night. my son has gone with her on several occasions. My husband comes from a religious background and I do not. I reserved judgement about his decision because I thought the church may have been meeting a need in him. If not careful, I can be very opinionated about organized religion, and have been earlier in my marriage.
After careful consideration, my son came to realize he is uncomfortable with her religion and approached her delicately but honestly that he felt the relationship long term would not work out for this reason.
I didn't expect to feel so bad about it, as I like her a lot. My son realized I was upset although I tried to hide it. He I felt handled the situation maturely and did
what he felt was the right thing to do. This just happened today. I support his decision despite my feelings for her and he knows that. After all, religion is a big issue, and she is very religious.
My question is... Will the grief hit my son later? Also... I tried to be careful, but is it my fault? Indoctrinating him to be non religious? Those are my two main questions.
A close friend of mine is less opinionated than me also thought her level of religious involvement to be unhealthy.