Does it matter if your partner belongs to a different religion to u?

July 24, 2008 10:46am CST
If you and your partner belong to different religions how does it take a toll on your marriage? How about the upbringing of your kids? Which religion will the kids follow? Or isnt it a important thing? Well, in my opinion it depends on how religious both of you are i guess and marriage is all about compromise and understanding and respecting each others religion and opinions. Both parnters should repect each others religion and let the other follow their faith. The kids should be exposed to both religions and should have the choice to follow in what they believe. What do you guys think?
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@heart4u (409)
• Philippines
24 Jul 08
no it wont matter as long as i love the person the only matter is your love for each othe
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• India
24 Jul 08
The religion do not matter if there exists a real and affectionate love.
@heart4u (409)
• Philippines
24 Jul 08
my bf is protestant while im a catholic and we are almost 3years now and bith of our parents knew about us and they never said anything bout the difference in our religion. religion should never be a problem in a relationship as long as you both want to be together and do love each other there is nothing wrong with it.
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@dextornap (333)
• India
25 Jul 08
For me it doesn't. But it is matters to my parents and family members and for their reputation. They care for me a lot. because i am the only one child for them and what me to marry as they want. But i already have a girlfriend who is not from my religion. now in one side i can't leave my parents but even i can't forget my love. Don't know what i am going to do.
26 Jul 08
To be quite honest I am also in the same boat! I am not there only child though but my parents have done alot for me... I have told my parents about my boyfriend and there is some resistance. So i guess the only thing we can do is wait and hope for the best. I hope you can talk to your parents about this situation and make them understand. Even if they dont understand straight away i hope they will do given some time. As they are our parents and they only wants the best for us and in the end our happiness is what they really want. Wishing you all the best!
@nutanjain (898)
• India
24 Jul 08
no it does not matters tome if my partner blongs to a different rligion or even if belongs to a different city or country or difereent contiinet although true love reamins true love and it does not gets less if your partner even belongs to diferrent category and lovers d o not see boundaries but they see how well their relation ship is going well
• India
24 Jul 08
If there is no major difference of culture. Most important is respect and love you have from the core of your heart for your partner.
@shana123 (2096)
• India
11 Aug 08
My guy is a christian and im a hindu both have decided to marry each other .Im invovled much in JESUS's preaching and ofcourse im a beleiver of JESUS CHRIST.. (im not just beleiving JESUS for my guy i started to belive in HIM from my childhood )but i spoke to him that i wont change my name or my religion ,he said its all your decision he wont interfere in it.I know my guy is loving me and cares for me and not my religion or stuff like that... Definitely our kids will follow us.. by worshipping JESUS..:)
• Malaysia
11 Aug 08
to me it doesn't matter. if you truly love someone then language, culture, race, religion or any other matters, should not be an issue or barrier. i've seen and heard many people who date other people that's not the same race as them and they are happy together. But when in an inter-cultural or inter-racial relationship, the couple must know that they might face problems or that there are people who wouldn't approve of their relationship. they have to work together and stand by each other to try to overcome the problem. if they love each other, then they would not mind the obstacles that they have to go thru. but if only one of them is willing to preserve the relationship, then it could be difficult. i don't have anything against inter-cultural/racial relationship, in fact i admire those who are in that kind of relationship, and how their strength, courage and love for each other made their relationship possible. and yeah i agree with you- the kids should make their own decision which religion that they'd like to follow
@Bebs08 (10689)
• United States
27 Jul 08
For me, It matters a lot. I want to be with the person who has the same faith or religion with me because I will not feel good when we go separate ways to different churches every time we go to church. I am not comfortable with the situation. It sometimes the cause of trouble in the home when you belong to different faith. the kids also will be affected they will be confused of to whom they are going t follow. For me, there is no harmony if we are going separate ways of what we believe. It is always nice to be together in worship, in going to church and in having devotional time. Praying together and going to fellowship together. Isn't that nice?
• United States
24 Jul 08
I personally wouldn't care. I just hope we loved each other to not let that effect out marriage.
• India
24 Jul 08
Fine. Marriage is bond of love and affections. No matter if you and your partner are from different religions.There must be trust between and respect vice versa. If both respects both religions the things would go perfectly. Childern should be exposed to both the religions and shown the positive aspects and left free to choose and faith any.