“The most important asset in an interfaith relationship is respect,” Masini says. “You can agree to disagree — but you cant disrespect and have things work. Acknowledge your religious differences and have open conversations [about them] throughout your relationship, but always respect each others religions.”
Can you be in a relationship with someone with different religion?
When it comes to religion and choosing a partner, its easy and probably most convenient to go by the rules that your church, family, or those closest to you have set. Its possible to love someone of a different faith and be dedicated to your religion, too.
Can mixed religion relationships work?
On the other hand, there are some advantages in interfaith relationships. There are studies that show that interfaith couples are better at communicating with one another than same-faith couples. In particular, they are better at communicating effectively and coming to an agreement about important issues.
Why does religious compatibility matter in relationships?
The religious beliefs partners bring to a relationship affect how conflicts play out and the faith lives of their future children. Religiously matched couples can draw on resources that would not exist without that spiritual bond during times of conflict or stress.
How do you overcome religious differences in a relationship?
Crohn, who specializes in couples and family therapy, offers seven ideas for understanding these differences and helping interfaith relationships work.Face the issues. Clarify your cultural code. Clarify your identity. Practice “unconditional experimentation.” Share your histories with each other. Consider a course.More items