Hello, My Mother died nine years ago, and my Father has become very involved with his religion. Whenever I speak to him he gets on a tangent about how important it is for me to join his religion in order to see my Mom in the future. I'm happy and quite secure where I am spiritually, but the constant chipping away with his belief system is VERY draining to me. If I disagree with him, and state how and why I don't follow his line of religious reasoning, he shoots any outside belief down, and actually tries to make me second guess what I follow. I feel very secure that at some point I will see my Mom and during these conversations I always remain positive, and attempt to change the subject onto something else but that grows pretty thin and mentally draining after hours of a religious beating. He lives across the country, and I just returned from spending the weekend visiting/checking up on him. Right now I am just completely drained after spending time talking to him, and his attempts to make me feel bad because I'm not a member of his religion. How do any of you deal with the topic of religion with your elderly parents, and conserve your own spiritual life?