The church creates massive guilt and shame in children and adults usually through sex related shaming. Before I proposed, I actually broke up with my wat for a month в mostly due to family pressure.
And don't fall for all their talk of being open and welcoming. You are atheist and that's not changing.
My husband, regardless of religious affiliation, is a beloved son of our Heavenly Father who is very much worthy of my love, affection and dedication.