In modern times due to various reasons the interfaith marriages are becoming common. Sometimes, when a person marries someone of different religions, there comes a problem of conversion of religion due to various reasons. Initially the interfaith relationships are based out of will and wish of two individuals, but later family pressure or the birth of children or their education comes into play and the differences surface out.
Here are some basic pros and cons of an interfaith marriage:
Due to many reasons, the people of different religions come closer, become friends and later come into wedlock. But, sometimes they fail to realise the future realities and commitments associated in the relationship. Be it any reason, if two individuals related to one soul are fulfilling their commitments to each other, the every moment spent in a marriage will be an event enjoyable.
It has been experienced that the inter religion marriage is held with simple wedding ceremony without advice, guidance or consultation of parents (or other members of family). But, the religious differences don’t cause complexities in the married life till they have mutual respect for each other. If is not done, the marriage is bound to fail.
Some of us fail to understand that all the faiths are made for attaining God and spirituality. So, apart from respecting our own religion, we must respect other religions too. The mutual respect for the other religion is most in an interfaith marriage. At all the stages, the conversion must not be imposed.
Healthy Discussion Must
When the young boys and girls fall in love, they have no other thing in mind, except their love for each other. It is advised to them that if they are planning for marriage and willing to have a happy married life, they must have healthy discussion with their parents as well as extended relatives, who would exert pressure or unhappy messages in later life such as upbringing of children etc. They must listen to their heart and not the other.
It has been seen that well-informed as well as well-thought out decisions in selecting a life partner naturally leads to happiness in an interfaith marriage also.
We find many spouses who entered in to interfaith marriage are happy and successful. The basic reason behind is that they know how to work at the marriage. They avoid conflict at all the levels. Be any moment, up or down of the marriage they are together and one al the times.
It is seen that the many interfaith couples plan their lives ahead about the various issues of life. It makes them successful and sail through all the hails and storms of life. When the couples don’t bother to work out various details, they fall into the traps of various unexpected problems. They always ready for lots of give and take for each other. They explore the feelings of each other for making the marriage to work and successful. They never mind to change or modify their way of thinking.