Two religions, one household?
This article, published on February 4, 2017 in Jamaica's The Gleaner, highlights two important points: first, many couples face seemingly insurmountable challenges when their faiths collide; and second, even if both partners are "Christian," that does not mean that they believe and practice the same faith.
The author correctly asserts that an individual's "concept of God determines how they see themselves, how they conduct themselves and how they view marriage and relationships." One pastor interviewed for the article describes the challenge in more detail, and offers a possible solution: "These opposing viewpoints can cause them to be pulled in different directions, thus creating conflict in the marriage. However, if it is a case where they are willing to change their religious beliefs for each other, it just might work."
To what degree is change necessary in order for an interfaith marriage or partnership to be successful? And what manner of change is most helpful?
Read the article here.