Religion and Marriage, Complex Issues: The old romantic idea that "love conquers all" does not hold true in the real world.If it did the world rate of divorce would be a lot lower.This book is more than “Interfaith Marriage for Dummies.” It provides relevant texts from scriptures, historic perspectives, practical issues, laws governing interfaith marriages, and real-life experiences from hundreds of youths.As the world is getting smaller, there is greater personal interaction between people with diverse backgrounds.Actually, people who come from different faiths can have successful marriages if they completely explore the important religious issues before they make the final decision to wed.The process of exploring these important issues connects with what each considers being of such great importance that they cannot compromise.
Although interfaith marriages are most often contracted as civil marriages, in some instances they may be contracted as a religious marriage.
"Unequally yoked" has evolved into a graded criterion for an optimal mate rather than a simple test for an acceptable one. Quality survey data reveal only two serious, churchgoing evangelical men for every three comparable women.
Thus, one out of every three evangelical women is not in a position to marry a man who's her "spiritual equal," let alone "head." This elevated standard now translates—for women, at least—to something like this: "Find that uncommon man ...
For example, two people from different faiths may have intense beliefs about how they want to raise their children.
If someone is firmly Catholic they may have find Lutheran teachings to be unacceptable.