However, moderate Jews, Christians, Muslims, and people of other faiths commonly marry one another and have good and loving relationships. I can almost guarantee our son will leave the Catholic Church the second he is able, and it'll be my job to remind my husband of his promise. I just really lift our relationship to god. So although it may seem simplistic, I would suggest that you give it the time it needs for you to come to some more definite feeling and conclusion. For example, if you marry this girl with the expectation that the children will be raised Muslim she must completely agree or there will be major conflicts between the two of you in the future. Are you willing to have your partner, or your spouse, not share in beliefs and experiences that are a key ingredient of your life? Hi Ola, Good to hear from you again. Interfaith relationships can be highly rewarding and transformative.
This is true of even our most personal affections and choices — love and marriage. I am very rational and like to see all sides and consequences which you wrote beautifully in a way that everyone can understand. They think of those religions as worshiping false gods, and thus as violating the commandment not to have any other gods and not to make and worship idols. The Bible definately does outlaw some things. The most conservative ones hardly even admit that Catholics are Christians. I have seen many of these types of arrangements succeed quite well. If you can't change the mind of the most important person in your life, how can you really affect change on a larger scale? Are you attracted to someone who follows a different culture and faith? I hope one day that humanity will get rid of all these man-made religous, ethic and national identities and realize that all humans are equal.
Rather, sacred books about getting people to believe in God, stop sinning, and live a good life instead. See , where King Hezekiah destroys it for that reason. I always felt that respect and tolerism along with compromise. It is a highly risky thing to get into, although that doesn't stop God from using it for good in some cases. The way they parent, make friends, and voice their opinions, is different.
While he is not opposed to any beliefs of Christianity and enjoys participating in services and prayer, he would not describe himself as Christian as he cannot say with certainty that this is the right belief for him. In answer to your question, you and this girl must decide what you each can and cannot live with. Do you think we should be open-minded about the Islamic terrorists who believe that killing people will get them rewards in Heaven? I believe that God is forgiving, accepting, tolerant and merciful. In the start of our relationship I was not as concerned with my faith as I am now and he no longer feels that he is a believer. The only real problems I encountered were from family and friends who had racist attitudes.
How do you want to treat other people? There are many cultures around the world that make our world a colorful place to live in. Lee, Thank you for your thoughts! And am more concern with the children. I would get slap on a monthly basis for trying to compromise and not converting. For example, a fundamentalist Christian marrying a fundamentalist Muslim is a recipe for disaster. But in the end, it is a very personal decision. If my partner had not pointed me towards the right books and YouTube clips, I would never have taken the first steps to learn more. Fundamentalists of many faiths consider it to be a critical duty, commanded by God, to convert others to their faith.
This is currently the only substantive article on our website that takes up the topic of interfaith relationships. I am an atheist, and I am currently seeing a guy who is actually in a Christian jazz band. You are right, only time will tell. These are questions you and your partner must ask yourselves if you do not share the same faith. Answer: Your question is deeply important for yourself, this girl and many other people today. The woman suffers from emotional breakdown and pain for losing a child she had gotten to bond with even though for a short time.
Please help me out with these two issues. We realized that what bonded us was not the details, but the big picture. However, as I pointed out earlier, one should not blindly follow. I don't particularly care what religion he ends up as, as long as he is true to himself. My dad is charismatic, outgoing, and more extroverted than introverted. When the time is right, God will lead you to someone to love who shares your values and your perspective on life, and who will love you because of your open-minded beliefs, and not in spite of them. If that were not so, they would fail in their purpose of delivering a divine message to human beings.
And a bigger question for me is regarding the children. As you face and make that decision, it will tell you whether you have the type of inner connection to one another and love for one another that can withstand and overcome these types of challenges, both now and in the future. Because of this, the more guys I've dated in my adult life, the more I have learned that I don't want to be with someone who has different political views from me. At first when I was looking up this topic, I fell upon Fundamentalist Evangelical and Catholic articles. Not to mention I'm too much of a big mouth to last with a Muslim guy. Either way, that is a potential dividing line between you.