Better Man

Now when I said "let's talk about this religion-thing" I meant I wanted to see if there was a way this atheist could have a relationship with that self-described Christian.

We decided to spend a weekend away together to try to find a way we could continue to be together despite the big difference between us.

We spent the first two days hiking, playing monopoly and having our usual limited version of sex. In other words, we did everything to avoid the subject.

On Sunday afternoon we had the big discussion.

Now when I said "let's talk about this religion-thing" I meant I wanted to see if there was a way this atheist could have a relationship with that self-described Christian.

I guess what she heard was that I was open to hearing about why she loves Jesus.

I stopped her shortly into her speech.

"This isn't going to work," I said.

She started to cry.

After a bit, I started to laugh.

"What's so funny?" she asked.

"You're not going to find it funny," I said.

She insisted.

"I feel like I lost out to a better man."

She actually laughed. That's what I loved about her.

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