Inter religion dating
Accept that the other person’s belief system may well be valid for them, even if it’s not the right path for you.Okay, so you were maybe raised Christian and you think it’s illogical – clearly it wasn’t the right religion for you.Even more interesting, interfaith relationships are “even more common today among unmarried people living with a romantic partner than among those who are married.
Maybe you can sit down with him and say, “This is what my belief system means to me.” If you don’t even have an understanding as to what each other believes, then it’s going to be awfully hard to come to any agreement based on respecting each other’s spirituality.
In other words, your spouse doesn’t have to believe the same as you, but they do need to respect your choice to believe differently from them.
Second, you should take the time to become educated about each others’ faiths.
His goal is to promote “religious pluralism and tolerance” but he acknowledges that it is indeed difficult when it comes to supremacist claims by certain religions – especially Islam, and surely, to an extent, Christianity – and that conflict appears very quickly in a relationship – a few months before marriage, or tragically, a few days after the birth of a child: what rituals shall we have for our marriage? Will we have to change our faith and take on a new name? What religious ceremonies shall we have after the birth of our child?
The questions are numerous, and the answers are always fraught with danger and even despair, because there is an enormous amount of pressure on the partner who is from a Dharmic background from the partner who is from an Abrahamic faith, and especially so, Muslims.