Having religious differences and belonging to different faiths can be one of the most difficult obstacles to overcome in relationships, and if you or your son or daughter is in this position it can be traumatic for all concerned.
When two people from different faiths decide to unite, it not only affects them, but their immediate families, extended families as well as their own family should they choose to have children.
Do you think such a relationship can work? If you’re in a relationship of different religious beliefs or considering entering one, here are some points to consider.
Religions that don’t permit marriage outside the faith can result in the family disowning them. In this instance the love between you needs to be strong enough to withstand being cut off from the family support system.
Converting to another Religion
Some religions are open to conversion, which is an excellent option if both people agree, however some faiths forbid it and see any other union as a betrayal.
Children of parents with different religious backgrounds can be exposed to both faiths and make-up their own minds as they get older. They will then have an understanding of what both parents believe.
Can A Union of Different Faiths Work?
If each person accepts the others faith while still having their own, it can work, however, when the cost of being together is too great it’s up to both people to recognize this and walk away.
One thing is for sure; if your relationship survives the difficulties of religious faiths it will greatly strengthen the connection and love between you.
Jenifer Angel(Daily news)