Dating outside your religion

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With the right attitude and emotional tools, any relationship can be successful, no matter the differences in faith and culture. It means being willing to learn about your new partner’s beliefs—and maybe even allow them to affect your own. Showing a sincere willingness to learn, discuss, and benefit from your partner’s faith will be attractive and endearing, and can dispel any myths and presuppositions that might be holding the relationship back.We’re going to take a look at how you can find that success. If you’ve like most Americans, you’ve spent most of your life around people who share your worldview, at least tangentially. But it’s also going to make you grow, and it might just be a key to a successful relationship with your new partner. Contempt is the biggest killer of interfaith relationships.Luckily, supportive parents with a strong moral compass kept me on the straight and narrow, but their relationship couldn't weather certain storms.

In the context of a romantic relationship, proselytizing can feel like saying “You’re not good enough the way you are”. So if you want to successfully date someone of a different religion, put away any desires to convert or criticize. Is there anything you’re not willing to do or talk about?

So what happens when we enter into a relationship with someone who navigates by a wholly different set of stars?

Dating is already complex, difficult, and messy, but dating someone of a different religion adds an entirely new set of challenges.

If you’ve fallen for someone of a different religion, that’s about to change. If you want yours to last, be respectful, even reverent, toward your partner’s belief system.

You’re not going to agree with every point of your partner’s faith.

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