do inter-faith marriages really work?
*["Do inter-faith marriages really work?"]
***The chances of an inter-faith marriage really working are slim and present a lot of problems. One of the major problems is that the children are often torn by the arguments between the parents on which religion the children are to be brought up in...resulting oft-times in the children being antagonistic against religion at all
The Bible teaches against such a marriage because the participants of such a marriage are "unequally yoked"...that is, they are joined together with differences in religion, culture, languages, traditions, race, etc., which make it difficult to cope with. Too, people have enough problems...even under the best circumstances to make a go of it in a marriage without adding to the problems of being "unequally yoked."
The Bible gives the following injunction against such a union between two people: "Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Beilal? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk with them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and TOUCH NOT the unclean thing: and I will receive you, and will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the LORD Almighty" [2 Corinthians 6:14-18].
BOTTOM-LINE:It is not right to join together in common spiritual enterprise with those who are not of the same nature (unbelievers). It is impossible under such an arrangement for things to be done to God's glory. Christians are not to be bound together with non-Christians in any spiritual enterprise or relationship that would be detrimental to the Christian's testimony within the Body of Christ (1 Corinthians 5:9-13;6:15-18;10:7-21).This command does not mean that believers should end all associations with unbelievers; that would defy the purpose for which God saved believers and left them on earth (Matthew 28:19-20;1 Corinthians 9:19-23). The implausibility of such religious alliances is made clear in [2 Corinthians 6:14b-17].
It depends on how religious the couple really is, but they tend to work until you have kids. Then the discussion comes up about what religion the children should be raised with. That can get ugly.
There is also the matter of your parents, and friends. Some parents cannot accept their child marrying someone of a different faith. And if you regularly attend church/mosque/temple/coven, etc...well, your fellow believers may frown on your being yoked to someone of a different belief system.
It's something you really need to have a long, serious talk with your partner about, before getting married. Talk about kids, families, friends, etc. You don't want those things to come up during the actual marriage, and ruin it.
someone I know was a jahovas witness and she got kicked out of her own religion for divorcing another jahovas witness, what does that tell you
I depends on if you 2 can rekonsile. I'm wiccan and my wife is agnostic. It works. Religion it doesn't effect us
They can, as long as neither cares all that much about religion.