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How many moms here are part of an interfaith marriage?

Anonymous
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My Christian DD and her Muslim boyfriend are talking about getting married. My DD has a lot of concerns about raising any kids that may result from the marriage. She already has two from a previous marriage that she is raising as Christian, and while she is amenable to any of her children being exposed to Islam, she doesn't want Islam presented to them as the one true belief. I butted in a little and said that the same could be said for Christianity. ;)

Does anyone have any valuable stories or resources that I could pass on to her?
Posted by Anonymous on Apr. 25, 2012 at 7:32 PM
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ambermarie2006
by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 7:33 PM
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I am Pagan and my husband is Christian, it works fine. We both respect each others beliefs and we are raising the kids to decide their own path. Only the oldest has made a decision about her religion and she's following a Christian path now. 

GirlWSlingshot
by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 7:36 PM
I am and it's hard at times. I'm Anglican (Christian) and dh is an agnostic who was raised LDS.
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MIA0223
by Emerald Member on Apr. 25, 2012 at 7:36 PM
As a Muslim it's her husbands job to raise his kids Muslim.
Christian-Muslim marriage is allowed as long as the kids are raised Muslim.
So she should know the religious viewpoint and go from there.
But I guess he isn't practicing Muslim if he is "dating" any way.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Apr. 25, 2012 at 8:02 PM
Muslims aren't supposed to date? Because he's quite devout, otherwise.



Quoting MIA0223:

As a Muslim it's her husbands job to raise his kids Muslim.

Christian-Muslim marriage is allowed as long as the kids are raised Muslim.

So she should know the religious viewpoint and go from there.

But I guess he isn't practicing Muslim if he is "dating" any way.

MIA0223
by Emerald Member on Apr. 25, 2012 at 8:19 PM
Nope.



Quoting Anonymous:

Muslims aren't supposed to date? Because he's quite devout, otherwise.






Quoting MIA0223:

As a Muslim it's her husbands job to raise his kids Muslim.


Christian-Muslim marriage is allowed as long as the kids are raised Muslim.


So she should know the religious viewpoint and go from there.


But I guess he isn't practicing Muslim if he is "dating" any way.


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wkukid
by Beach Bum on Apr. 25, 2012 at 8:20 PM
I'm baptist and my wife's catholic. We agreed to raise our child Christian and let them choose what to believe when they get older.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Apr. 25, 2012 at 8:21 PM
Nope, both atheists here. I cant be in a relationship with someone religious, idk it just bugs me.
Gabeybaby0504
by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 8:31 PM
My husband was raised Christian but I'm pretty much agnostic, although I have been looking into Wicca and Taoism. I've made it clear to him that I don't want our children "persuaded" that christianity is the only true path, and that I'll be teaching them other views. He respects that, but it's still hard.
My best friend's parents were in a Muslim/Christian marriage and they both tried to put their views on her, but it was very hard for her trying to relate to both. She doesn't really agree with either of them now
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