Mixed religion marriages or interfaith marriage are now more common. Until a long time these marriages were avoided and were not accepted by the society but today society also openly accepts them and promotes them. Also they are very complex and complicated marriages as two people with different cultures, caste and different religion join together for a lifetime happy and successful journey. These marriages are no longer considered a taboo in the society. With time these interfaith relationships have gained immense popularity and stand as the example of all are equal. Also before these marriages were performed in secretive and private ceremonies but today people openly accept them and celebrate the wedding ceremony grandly.
There was a time when religious lines were not crossed by people and it was considered misfortune and bad omen to get married into any other different religion than theirs. But as time changes, it brought a lot of change in thinking and lifestyle of people. Today people openly and freely fall in love and there is not so far any constraint or barrier of different religion that exists. Because before church and other religious realms did not consider it appropriate to get married into any other religion so they discouraged interfaith marriages but now every religion has developed a sense of tolerance towards each other and they support interfaith marriages.
Confusions and confusions
Also there are several wedding ceremony arrangements require in any interfaith marriage as the ceremony is sometimes done according and with respect to both religions and cultures. Also there are various challenges faced by interfaith marriage couples hat arise after the wedlock knots. Also there are confusions like finally the married couple will get involved into which of two different religion’s practices and follow which religion. Will they follow both religion or one of them will convert into others religion. There are also various contrasts of families that make it more difficult for interfaith married couple to adjust together. Once they settle then there are issues like which religion will their child follow and practice. Also there are many conflicts that arise due to these issues which are very difficult for these couples to resolve.
How society responds to it?
Also there is difference in family culture and lifestyle that result in more conflicts and differences between the interfaith marriage couples. Sometimes the spouse’s family does not accept their partners readily which creates more issues between a happy married lives. Also difference in tradition make it more complicated for the interfaith relationship couples to cooperate and adjust and live, they often have to comprise and sacrifice for the sake for each other. These interfaith marriages are increasing and becoming popular even though there are vast difference and diversity of people today. And these marriages are mostly based on pillars of love, respect, cooperation, understanding, mutual preferences and faith. These marriages still needs more affection and tolerance for successful marital relationship. Even after being popular and renowned these marriages still have to face barriers of tradition, religion, caste, creed and country. People today need to change their prospective and thinking about these interfaith marriages.