Only Time Will Tell

Dear Oni,

On the one hand, it's better to get the beliefs out there early — you don't want to find out too late in the game, for instance, that one of you believes in contraception while the other does not.

And a rigorous exchange of ideas is healthy. Who wants to only converse with folks whose every response to you is, "Yes. I agree absolutely"?

But don't assume you'll be able to persuade him over time. For all you know, your own convictions might evolve into something entirely new.

We call this maturing.

–M

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