Steven, in some strange twist of mind, decided to take a larger role in the religion.
He was always at service, always took part.
When the religious leader of the congregation died and a lay person filled in, Steven was his second.
Eric would have been proud of Steven, for his religious devotion, but as usual, Steven would spoil it.
He began having affairs with women all over the place. These were the lowest level of female. Of course all of them were a different religion, if any.
Although Carla didn’t seem to be aware, everyone else was.
Eric felt that Steven had married Carla to spite him, and because he never said a word about it, and played disinterested, Steven regretted his decision.
This was actually true.