Would You Marry Someone With A Different Religion?

@pinokkio (352)
Bahrain
May 6, 2007 12:38am CST
Would you marry someone who doesn't follow the same faith you do? Do you think it would be easier to choose your spouse based on religion or would you choose him/her based on other things too?
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4 responses
@archer1811 (1099)
• Philippines
6 May 07
for me, before i entered into a relationship i make sure that the guy im going to chose as my partner in life is same with my religion, coz no matter you deny that religion does not affect your family it would still be. building a happy and lovely family comes from up above, so how will you deserve that, if in a relationship with God you're not united? this is just base on my own opinion.
@pinokkio (352)
• Bahrain
6 May 07
But that would mean you let your family affect your choice in marriage. What if you fell in love with a person who has a different religion? Then what would you do?
• Philippines
6 May 07
the family that im referring to is the future family.. example when you got married and have a child were are you going to baptise your child, this matter will start your argument, how about going to church every sunday or visiting the house of your praise? how can you have a family day on sunday if you have a separate religion.. in terms of fallen in love with a guy with different religion... well it will not happen coz im married now.. and to the man with same religion as mine..(we both grow up and study in a catholic school) but i respect those person with different faith or religion than mine.. i actually have friends with different faith than mine but we did not debate for our religion..
@Swtrose (3399)
• Canada
6 May 07
I married a catholic and I was Wesleyan methodist. I didn't give religion much of a thought.
@pinokkio (352)
• Bahrain
6 May 07
good for you. It's better to keep an open mind and focus on the other aspects concerning marriage than dwell on religion.
@a_ce_e (1427)
• Philippines
6 May 07
Whenever someone court me and ask me to be his gf, first i ask what is his religion because i prefer a partner with same religion as mine. I am worrying about raising my kids in the future and get confuse what to believe in because of different faith by the parents. It is ideal for me having a family go to church together.
@pinokkio (352)
• Bahrain
6 May 07
So it is a big deal in your life then? I would imagine most of the people from the East are worried about religion, family and other traditional things when it comes to marriage. I don't think the West are that peculiar in those things. They might care about other things: love, friendship, good parenting, etc..
@piropos (312)
• Philippines
6 May 07
A frank straightforward answer from me is no. And in fact, I decided not to court a girl way back when I was younger, because she did belong to another religion. I really liked her. We were classmates in the elementary grades, but we met each other later again during college. That's when I started to like her but then I came to know she belong to a different religion and I decided not to see her anymore. Back then, I wasn't thinking of getting married yet but it was already important for me that we share the same faith. And her faith was in fact totally opposed to what I believed in. I have already realized then that we could not really live as a happy and content couple as we want if we have different faith. Her religion demands that children be brought up in theirs, as much the same way as mine. I could say that I could have loved her as much as I can, but the way I value my faith prevented me from doing that.