With so much emphasis placed on loving one another regardless of color or creed, one would think the issue of interfaith relationships would be a hot topic. Apparently not. People are more likely to discuss interracial relationships or interfaith in terms of adherents of the various faiths getting along with one another. My question is why, why not delve into the issue of love?
There is a barrier. Platonically speaking, most people are in favor of interfaith relations. It’s certainly better than killing one another. But crossing over into the romance department is taboo, or at least it seems that way according to the way people treat the subject.
“I don’t believe in interfaith relationships,” some have told me.
Christians, Jews, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, etc., may be able to get along with one another (not all, mind you), but marriage? Now that is something else entirely!
Well, guess what. People get married every day, and they don’t all agree religiously speaking. So how do they do it? Can they make it work?
Watch my new video, where I discuss the issue. 🙂
D.M. Miller is the author of the interfaith “Heart” series as well as the poetry collection, Dandelion Fuzz and memoir, Half-Jew: Searching for Identity. The product of an interfaith marriage herself, Miller’s work explores the difficult themes of religion, politics, ethnicity, culture, family, ancestry and love. See her books on Amazon.