Recognizing Multiple Religions Within a Family

In Lifestyle, Relationships by Elizabeth Stephenson

It is becoming increasingly common that people with different religious backgrounds are getting married. Referred to as “inter-faith” or “mixed” marriages, it is a refreshing sign of that people are looking past what they know or what they are familiar with and really getting to know other people. However, inter-faith marriages are not without challenges, as Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, and other belief systems can all have monumental and deep rooted differences. In fact, these issues may manifest themselves in the following ways: Unfortunately, there are a lot of “absolutes” with some faiths, such as laws, rules, or attitudes prohibiting inter-faith or even intra-faith marriages (involving a different denomination of the same faith). In fact, some faiths preach that marrying outside the faith is an affront to the religion. …