Would you marry outside your religion?

@rbevan (308)
United States
November 19, 2006 9:15am CST
I am christian and my boyfriend is jewish. He does not really practice anything - but I do. Can the relationship last? I go to church every week & he will not even come with me once. We are very serious and I can see myself being married to him....not sure if I can get over the religion though.
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10 responses
• United States
3 Dec 06
Religion, or faith is the essence of life. It is a very important part of a marriage. Then the children's belief. You also have parents and inlaws that can make it hard, or easy for you. Whatever you do, I would encourage you to pray and seek God for the answer. Wait, until you and your boyfriend come to terms with the way you will want to lead your life.
@rbevan (308)
• United States
3 Dec 06
Thank you for your response. It is a tough decision I have to make!
• United States
4 Dec 06
I know, but it is an important one. So, just give yourself time. Don't be in a rush to do anything, and pray. Good luck.
• United States
16 Dec 06
Thank you for the rating.
@magikrose (5432)
• United States
21 Nov 06
If yo utruly love this person and cant to live one day without them then religin should not be a problem. You have your beliefs and let him have his. My husband has a diffrent religin than me and we are very happy together.
@rbevan (308)
• United States
21 Nov 06
What happens during the holidays? Do either of you attend church/service?
@Pmcbride (1081)
21 Nov 06
Yes, i would have married outside my religion (i am married now and my wife is the same religion as i am), here in northern ireland there is a religious separation line dividing our country but, i have many friends who have married to the "other side" and i personally don't agree with these religious differences dividing us. I think love can cross any barriers and everyone deserves to be as happy as they can in this very short life.
@rbevan (308)
• United States
21 Nov 06
Cross - c
Thanks for your response. I feel like this is the man for me - should religion really be the reason we don't marry. I am praying a lot about it
@sbeauty (5869)
• United States
21 Nov 06
If you're having doubts even now, then I think you should do a lot more thinking before marrying. Have you talked to him about this problem? God tells us not to let ourselves be unevenly linked with unbelievers which is basically what he is. God says we should marry other Christians if we want a happy, lasting relationship. Look it up in your Bible and pray about it.
@rbevan (308)
• United States
21 Nov 06
Thank you for your comment. I do pray about it & keep asking him to come to church with me just once. No luck yet. It's just this man loves me so much, is so loyal to me and is all around a great person. The religion is the only problem.
@brurib (1528)
• United States
19 Nov 06
if you love realy you will not care about some diferents, the love betewen two people it is the most important
@rbevan (308)
• United States
21 Nov 06
The love is the most important. But what happens with the children and what holidays would I celebrate. Would I go to church every week without my husband? I think it should be a family thing.
@baboni (198)
• China
25 Dec 06
i wont ever...im religious
• India
25 Dec 06
no i would not marry outside my religion . but i love my girlfriend who is outside my religion . i really love my girlfriend . i also love my parents . i canot choose anyone . please tell me what should i do ? i can not go against my parents .please god help me . please send one way that i can get both my parents and my lover. please god please god......... help me . friend please pray for me . thanks all .
@burgoonster (3760)
• Canada
21 Nov 06
yes I Would
@dhruba (431)
• India
19 Nov 06
yes i will marry
@dhruba (431)
• India
19 Nov 06
yes i will marry