I saw an interesting article over at Parent Dish titled, “How to Find The Light In an Interfaith Marriage.” My husband and I are both Christians (of the “Jesus loves you and so do I” variety, not the “Hell and Damnation” variety). I find that sharing the same faith helps us in our marriage because we share the same values and traditions and it’s one area that causes us the least amount of conflict.
Sharing the same faith does not guarantee “’til death do you part”, for while many people we know who share the same faith have been married a long time, others have gone through a divorce.
We have friends who are in interfaith marriages who also share the same values and have made the different traditions work, most of the time celebrating all of them. I love how they make it not only work, but thrive. It makes me smile to see them so happy.
How about you? Do you share the same faith?