Relationships: Can You Marry Someone Of A Completely Different Faith

Published On: August 1, 2012, 2:47 pm (8 years ago)
Author: aadex kebella
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Religion is one of those subjects that is often avoided in conversation in order to keep the peace. However, when it comes to relationships and families, sometimes a firewall of tolerance just isn’t strong enough to stand.

Though Love has a way of overcoming obstacles. It can cover many challenges that religion creates. Since marriage is about two people becoming one, compromise is already ingrained in the dynamics. When there is love, you find a way to make it all work. Each person gives and takes a little bit.

But, there comes a point when the fundamental differences between two people create a wall. It becomes a war and one side has to lose because there’s no more room left for compromise, and that usually happens when it comes to what the religious beliefs of the children will be, or when one side wants their spouse to convert to his or her own religion.

Could you marry someone of a different faith?


Posted: (8 years ago) on 1-08-2012 02:47 PM | Addicted Hero
Interfaith marriage usually occurs between one person who is Jewish and another who is Christian. However, there are increasing numbers of young Catholics and Protestants intermarrying. Generally, this is viewed as less difficult for the young couple because of a commonly shared theology and culture. Nevertheless, even among Christian sects, interfaith marriage poses serious problems and creates crises for the couple and their respective families.

for a marriage to succeed, the young couple must psychologically and emotionally separate from their families of childhood. If the in-laws are against intermarriage, the stage is set for conflict, bitterness and misunderstanding, with damaging and long-lasting consequences for these relationships. Also, such hostility can provoke enormous guilt for the young bride or groom. This guilt makes the task of emotional separation more difficult to achieve. Many families resist the idea of a clergyman from another religion presiding over the wedding ceremony. If it is a Christian/Jewish marriage, they resent the possibility that no mention will be made of Christ. The Church has, in fact, become more tolerant of priests presiding over interfaith weddings, even if the non-Catholic does not convert. However, this tolerance may not allay the fears of religious family members. All of this becomes even more difficult if one of the families refuses to attend the wedding because of religious differences and disapproval of the match. If the couple tries to appease the resistant family by agreeing to conversion, the other family may become so angry that they will refuse to attend. In some cases, if the couple refuses a religious ceremony of any kind, neither family may attend.

 to me--there is no more important task in marriage than the achievement of a deep level of intimacy and commitment between the marital partners.  Cool

Posted: (8 years ago) on 1-08-2012 02:59 PM | Addicted Hero
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I can,but because I want a peaceful life,I won't!

Posted: (8 years ago) on 1-08-2012 03:15 PM | Hero
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neva
Posted: (8 years ago) on 1-08-2012 04:14 PM | Gistmaniac
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 Grin Grin

Posted: (8 years ago) on 1-08-2012 05:17 PM | Addicted Hero
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Depends on the person’s religion

Posted: (8 years ago) on 1-08-2012 05:33 PM | Hero
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I CANT marry outside the Christian faith..........and it doesnt matter if na Protestant, Anglican, Apostolic or Catholic......but if there is no Christ there, count me out.........yes call me names, I no send! Cool Cool

Posted: (8 years ago) on 1-08-2012 05:36 PM | Hero
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Quote from: divineproject on  1-08-2012 05:36 PM
I CANT marry outside the Christian faith..........and it doesnt matter if na Protestant, Anglican, Apostolic or Catholic......but if there is no Christ there, count me out.........yes call me names, I no send! Cool Cool
I go call u names...amibo.... Cheesy

Posted: (8 years ago) on 1-08-2012 05:53 PM | Addicted Hero
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Quote from: sophiebaby on  1-08-2012 02:59 PM
Interfaith marriage usually occurs between one person who is Jewish and another who is Christian. However, there are increasing numbers of young Catholics and Protestants intermarrying. Generally, this is viewed as less difficult for the young couple because of a commonly shared theology and culture. Nevertheless, even among Christian sects, interfaith marriage poses serious problems and creates crises for the couple and their respective families.

for a marriage to succeed, the young couple must psychologically and emotionally separate from their families of childhood. If the in-laws are against intermarriage, the stage is set for conflict, bitterness and misunderstanding, with damaging and long-lasting consequences for these relationships. Also, such hostility can provoke enormous guilt for the young bride or groom. This guilt makes the task of emotional separation more difficult to achieve. Many families resist the idea of a clergyman from another religion presiding over the wedding ceremony. If it is a Christian/Jewish marriage, they resent the possibility that no mention will be made of Christ. The Church has, in fact, become more tolerant of priests presiding over interfaith weddings, even if the non-Catholic does not convert. However, this tolerance may not allay the fears of religious family members. All of this becomes even more difficult if one of the families refuses to attend the wedding because of religious differences and disapproval of the match. If the couple tries to appease the resistant family by agreeing to conversion, the other family may become so angry that they will refuse to attend. In some cases, if the couple refuses a religious ceremony of any kind, neither family may attend.

 to me--there is no more important task in marriage than the achievement of a deep level of intimacy and commitment between the marital partners.  Cool

To marry from different faith is putting an extra burden to the union,which in most cases are extremely difficult to crack. Is like trying to mix oil with water which is a difficult task to achieve. e.g  A christain + muslim  Undecided . or  A Jew+ christain/muslim/buddhist  Undecided  Undecided .. personally I don't think is going to work cuz their differences are massive and VERY VERY difficult to compromise. so for the sake of peace  I stick to my faith.
Posted: (8 years ago) on 1-08-2012 07:22 PM | Gistmaniac
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Poster U̶̲̥̅̊ dey eye one fine babe from anoda faith ni?
Posted: (8 years ago) on 1-08-2012 07:58 PM | Hero
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Quote from: sophiebaby on  1-08-2012 02:59 PM
Interfaith marriage usually occurs between one person who is Jewish and another who is Christian. However, there are increasing numbers of young Catholics and Protestants intermarrying. Generally, this is viewed as less difficult for the young couple because of a commonly shared theology and culture. Nevertheless, even among Christian sects, interfaith marriage poses serious problems and creates crises for the couple and their respective families.

for a marriage to succeed, the young couple must psychologically and emotionally separate from their families of childhood. If the in-laws are against intermarriage, the stage is set for conflict, bitterness and misunderstanding, with damaging and long-lasting consequences for these relationships. Also, such hostility can provoke enormous guilt for the young bride or groom. This guilt makes the task of emotional separation more difficult to achieve. Many families resist the idea of a clergyman from another religion presiding over the wedding ceremony. If it is a Christian/Jewish marriage, they resent the possibility that no mention will be made of Christ. The Church has, in fact, become more tolerant of priests presiding over interfaith weddings, even if the non-Catholic does not convert. However, this tolerance may not allay the fears of religious family members. All of this becomes even more difficult if one of the families refuses to attend the wedding because of religious differences and disapproval of the match. If the couple tries to appease the resistant family by agreeing to conversion, the other family may become so angry that they will refuse to attend. In some cases, if the couple refuses a religious ceremony of any kind, neither family may attend.

 to me--there is no more important task in marriage than the achievement of a deep level of intimacy and commitment between the marital partners.  Cool
Quote from: sobeit on  1-08-2012 07:22 PM
To marry from different faith is putting an extra burden to the union,which in most cases are extremely difficult to crack. Is like trying to mix oil with water which is a difficult task to achieve. e.g  A christain + muslim  Undecided . or  A Jew+ christain/muslim/buddhist  Undecided  Undecided .. personally I don't think is going to work cuz their differences are massive and VERY VERY difficult to compromise. so for the sake of peace  I stick to my faith.

error i meant to quote from the poster.
Posted: (8 years ago) on 1-08-2012 08:10 PM | Gistmaniac
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I no dey unless u go convert to Christ first. If not then buh-bye!
Posted: (8 years ago) on 1-08-2012 11:42 PM | Hero
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Quote from: divineproject on  1-08-2012 05:36 PM
I CANT marry outside the Christian faith..........and it doesnt matter if na Protestant, Anglican, Apostolic or Catholic......but if there is no Christ there, count me out.........yes call me names, I no send! Cool Cool

thank God im a christian  Kiss

Posted: (8 years ago) on 2-08-2012 10:27 AM | Addicted Hero
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Quote from: bittersweet on  1-08-2012 03:15 PM
I can,but because I want a peaceful life,I won't!
Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin
Posted: (8 years ago) on 2-08-2012 10:33 AM | Hero
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Quote from: divineproject on  1-08-2012 05:36 PM
I CANT marry outside the Christian faith..........and it doesnt matter if na Protestant, Anglican, Apostolic or Catholic......but if there is no Christ there, count me out.........yes call me names, I no send! Cool Cool
Grin Grin Grin Grin
Posted: (8 years ago) on 2-08-2012 10:34 AM | Hero
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Quote from: sobeit on  1-08-2012 07:22 PM
To marry from different faith is putting an extra burden to the union,which in most cases are extremely difficult to crack. Is like trying to mix oil with water which is a difficult task to achieve. e.g  A christain + muslim  Undecided . or  A Jew+ christain/muslim/buddhist  Undecided  Undecided .. personally I don't think is going to work cuz their differences are massive and VERY VERY difficult to compromise. so for the sake of peace  I stick to my faith.
Seconded
Posted: (8 years ago) on 2-08-2012 10:37 AM | Hero
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Quote from: Idbabe on  1-08-2012 07:58 PM
Poster U̶̲̥̅̊ dey eye one fine babe from anoda faith ni?
Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy
Posted: (8 years ago) on 2-08-2012 10:38 AM | Hero
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You fix manage this magana wey you dey ask now.....How you want start am kwanu.... Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy
Posted: (8 years ago) on 2-08-2012 10:40 AM | Hero
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Quote from: sobeit on  1-08-2012 07:22 PM
To marry from different faith is putting an extra burden to the union,which in most cases are extremely difficult to crack. Is like trying to mix oil with water which is a difficult task to achieve. e.g  A christain + muslim  Undecided . or  A Jew+ christain/muslim/buddhist  Undecided  Undecided .. personally I don't think is going to work cuz their differences are massive and VERY VERY difficult to compromise. so for the sake of peace  I stick to my faith.

Yeah sticking to ones faith is pretty good--But--What you should Know & understand in an interfaith marriage is--When two people of different faiths marry, it isn't their religious differences that can create marital problems. What creates problems in an interfaith marriage is the lack of communication about the religious issues and stumbling blocks the couple will have to face.--just like in the area of handling prayer in an interfaith marriage--YES- Every marriage have some stumbling blocks, but interfaith marriages have a few extra challenges. problems in an interfaith marriage can be lessened when there is communication about the religious issues and stumbling blocks the interfaith couple will have to face.

FOR ME "I CAN" So long  CHRIST is Involved  Cool

Posted: (8 years ago) on 2-08-2012 11:26 AM | Addicted Hero
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Hmmmmmmmmmm
Posted: (8 years ago) on 2-08-2012 11:27 AM | Hero
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