I have only posted here a couple of times before but was hoping you could offer some insight into a dilemma I’m having.
First, a quick summary of the situation…
Wife and I have been married since February. Very happy with our home life and careers. Her parents live abroad so we don’t see them often. They are highly involved in the church and strong in their faith.
My wife was religious growing up but no longer is. She still watches religious videos on YouTube, reads religious literature occasionally but is mostly indifferent now. Our wedding ceremony was not in a church but we did have some religious aspects to it (prayer, hymn etc) as requested by her parents. I am an atheist but I did not see a problem as it meant a lot to her side of the family and felt it would be respectful to them.
The issue I face is…we have never discussed my religious leanings (or lack of) with her family. Everyday I receive prayer messages from her parents, psalms and other Christian advice via WhatsApp (messaging app for those unaware).
I have not bothered to say anything as of yet, aside from the occasional “thank you” in response to be polite.
Should I tell them or is it best to carry on? I don’t want to cause a rift between the family because I know a belief in god means a lot to them.
Your advice is much appreciated.