Dating outside your religion
Luckily, supportive parents with a strong moral compass kept me on the straight and narrow, but their relationship couldn't weather certain storms.
Like when my mother joined the board of a Jewish group in our area who brought in a guest speaker to talk about keeping the religion "pure" and making sure the congregation's kids didn't marry outside of the faith.
There's so much talk lately about interracial unions, but few people are talking about what happens when you marry someone who believes something different happens to you when you die, or that women have another role in society than the one you've known them to fill your whole life, or that days you held sacred and holy don't even exist on their calendar.However, I have also been seeing more relationships break up years down the road when the couple realizes that they have a difference in core values that even love cannot reconcile.Having one parent who is white and another who is black, one Christian and the other Jewish, December's Hanu-Kwanzaa-Mas caused some confusion for me.Here are four steps to take if you fear your interfaith relationship may have lost its way. With so much segregation and conflict in the world surrounding faith, it seems that we may never understand one another until we start letting love do the talking.
A couple of months ago, I was sitting at a bar minding my own business when the woman next to me did something strange.Realize, instead, that you cannot change them—especially not their deep-seated beliefs. Will you both attend one another’s religious services?