Diversity in faith does not lead to harmony in love.
Shared faith is the most important foundation of your relationship and should be the primary factor you explore especially during the dating stage. You can eliminate much heartbreak if you discuss this crucial topic upfront instead of waiting until you are so emotionally involved with someone who believes something completely different from what you believe. Recent research concludes that interfaith marriage rate is 42% in the U.S. The findings also reveal the growing number of interfaith couples are unaware of what they will face with these polar spiritual views. They marry without thinking through the practical implications of their religious differences. The rationalization leads to the assumption that because the loved one is a decent individual, they will not experience difficulties being married to someone of another faith. Because our culture dictates tolerance at all costs, many believe differences are to be embraced. However, when it is your marriage, you will find what you believe and practice does matter because it is part of your identity.
Scripture teaches that Christians are not to be unequally yoked together with unbelievers because of the compromises the believer will make to keep the relationship together.
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Do not minimize your spiritual growth and its vitalness in your life. There is nothing wrong with maintaining your standards and beliefs because with the right person, you will be able to share mutual faith and growth on a beautifully solid foundation that you can then teach your faith heritage with the next generation.
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Have you dated someone who did not share your faith but everything else was on your criteria list?Posted by Right Relationships on Friday, July 11, 2014