I don't know about the religion aspect, but I do think Emily would totally dominate a guy like him. He does seem hesitant and subservient and a little too eager to please, like a puppy, so maybe that's actually what she needs. Scratch the surface of all that gooey sweetness, and I see a woman who is demanding, controlling, has a victim mentality, and who lectures these guys like they're 6 years old ("Do you have anything to say for yourself?") if their behavior doesn't please her. If she wasn't beautiful and had the sweetness act down pat, no one would like her. Many people, both men and women, learn how to use their "charms" to fool and manipulate others into giving them what they want ... for however long that works.