What do you do if you fall in love with a person who has a different religion?

United States
November 9, 2008 10:42am CST
Most religions teach us to love one another. But they also have a message that tells us not to be unequally yoked... So what do you do if you fall in love with someone who has a different religion than you? Walk away as friends or love them anyway and respect their choice?
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• Malaysia
9 Nov 08
hurm... it's not that complicated, but it does have some problems. i personally will try to put more effort on my relationship, our love, our similiarity. why must see the opposite sides if we have a lot of commons things which is the same. then when we have strengthen our love, we'll try to solve the religion part slowly and wisely ;-)
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@nimnim74 (251)
• Philippines
10 Nov 08
It depends to what kind of religion, I mean if it is conservative or not, there are so many religion that doesn't care if we have different belief or practices as long as we get along with each other and and never convince me to transfer in their religion it would be okay for me to have relationship with them.
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@winterose (39917)
• Canada
9 Nov 08
love them anyhow, my matt is jewish and I am christian and it does not make a bit of difference to me or him, we are all Gods children.
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@dodo19 (34280)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
9 Nov 08
Well, this personally affects to a very small degree. I'm not baptized. I didn't grow in a religious family. Now, my fiance is baptized. Some may see this as a problem. But it isn't really, because he didn't grow up in a very religious family. Neither of us are religious. But if he was, then I could certainly see myself trying to become a religious person. However, I guess I'm kind of lucky that I don't have that problem.
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@mayka123 (11068)
• India
10 Nov 08
I not only fell in love with someone of another religion but also married him 22 years ago. My inlaws have accepted me very well and I have had the freedom to follow my own religion. Luckily both our families have accepted each others religion and participate in each others festivals and religious functions.
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