If a direct contact is simply not possible given the residency schedule, then how about a bedtime phone call. My faith, while less orthodox, has certainly matured. I mostly attribute this to lack of sleep, but I also think he is treated better as a fellow -- by everyone. On weekends he likes to go out and get away from medicine usually at a bar and although I'm with him I'm not with the real true version of him. Interreligious marriages are not a new thing. Somehow I never believed any of that; I wanted a career and a small family and never believed religion was a way to identify good character.