Dating and different religions
The decision to marry or not when there are very great differences in religion should not be made easily or lightly.The consequences for yourself and the girl you love can have reverberations that can impact the happiness of each of you.For example, if you marry this girl with the expectation that the children will be raised Muslim she must completely agree or there will be major conflicts between the two of you in the future.Generally speaking, people from different faiths can marry and succeed in staying together if they each agree on the religion they will practice or if they agree that they are not religious and do not consider themselves to be of any religious persuasion.
And you have lots of legit questions about whether or not you're allowed to eat bacon for breakfast. They may also have expectations for their son/daughter to be as devout as they are which may include frequent attendance of religious gatherings and even dressing a certain type of way. However, this shouldn't stop you from asking which foods and drinks are banned from certain religions. Regardless, traditional looks like these hold significant symbolism within their religious culture. The intersectionality of your S/O’s identity may bring about negative, discriminatory comments from those who disagree with their way of life. In some cultures (and religions), there are certain traditions that may seem peculiar when asking a woman for her hand in marriage, such as offering gold to the bride’s family (Thailand) or sending beads to a woman if you’re interested in getting hitched (Kenya).If I had to claim a religious identity, I’d probably say this: I’m an atheist Jew. I grew up in a northern suburb outside Chicago to (mostly associative) Jewish parents with atheist tendencies.Even though I had a bat mitzvah (like the majority of my town), a strong connection to faith wasn’t so much the reason as was the recognition of the transition into Jewish adulthood.For the individual who is not committed to a religion there is often a willingness to convert for two reasons: 1) A wish to convert due to interest in the new religion and a wish to be connected to a new type of thinking and, 2) A wish to please their partner by doing something that they feel willing and interested in doing out of a sense of real belief.However, if two people each feel strongly committed to and identified with their religion of origin there is a good chance that there will be nothing but grief between them in the future if they attempt to ignore their differences.