Dating someone of a different religion
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Neither one of you must have any illusions about how difficult this process of inter faith marriage can be.
If it did the world rate of divorce would be a lot lower.
Strong commitment on the part of each complicates the questions of how to raise the children, what to do on important holy days, who will go to services and how often and, etc.
This type of gap in thinking and believing complicates relationships with extended family members such as in laws, grand parents and parents.
I have seen many of these types of arrangements succeed quite well.
In answer to your question, you and this girl must decide what you each can and cannot live with.
For example, if you marry this girl with the expectation that the children will be raised Muslim she must completely agree or there will be major conflicts between the two of you in the future.
Generally speaking, people from different faiths can marry and succeed in staying together if they each agree on the religion they will practice or if they agree that they are not religious and do not consider themselves to be of any religious persuasion.
Your question is deeply important for yourself, this girl and many other people today.
The reason it is important is that in the modern world it is more common than ever for people to meet and marry across ethnic, religious and racial lines.
When you weigh the fact that most of the couples who divorce come from homogeneous religious and ethnic backgrounds the entire issue of marriage and religious differences take on a whole new meaning.
If people who come from backgrounds with shared values cannot save their marriages is there any hope for those who come from different backgrounds?
But while avoiding deep discussions about the value of prayer or arguments over the pope's latest proclamation may seem expedient on the dating scene, couples can struggle in the long term if they don't discuss faith from the start, according to recent research on religion and romance.