Dating person different religion
You think in the beginning when you both have strong feelings for each other everything is fine and well and it would never be an issue.But, it certainly does become a major issue if one of you is more religious in their religion.I’m not looking for someone that is ultra religious, just someone that respects the religion, celebrates the holidays and attends synagogue with me. You can’t be with a guy nor his family if his family is secretly racist. He might love you more than any guy as ever loved you before. It’s important to know what you are getting into before you do. Are they hoping you will convert to their religion?It is important to myself and my grandmothers that the guy I marry is Jewish so that the children can be educated and emerged in a Jewish home and culture. He would constantly make Jew jokes and so, I never saw him as someone that would be okay with my religion. But you know what they say, you don’t just marry the guy you marry him and his family. You deserve to be with someone that can at the very least respect your religious choices and beliefs. Be sure to have a discussion about religion before things get too serious.Some couples do not talk about religion, thinking it wouldn’t be an issue or they just do not feel like “getting into it.” Well, sometimes it’s best to “get into it” before you get in over your head and it’s too late.In the past, I have dated people that are Jewish like me and some that do not have the same religion.Even though we were raised Jewish, we still celebrated Christmas and Easter out of respect since my dad is Christian.
We know that the most successful relationships exist between two people who share the same values regarding specific issues like intimacy, finances, and child rearing.
“Don’t talk about religion, politics or money” so goes the old saying.
It’s unclear if that advice is meant for casual acquaintances, people who are in the early stages of dating or well, anyone, EVER.
It needs to be a decision you want and are willing to make. The questions should help you both to see where you stand in the relationship.
If this exercise causes friction between you both, you’ll know where you stand in the relationship. Because it’s less of a headache and less of a problem and because they do not want to deal with their family’s disapproval of their significant other not being the same religion.