February 22, 2001 at 12:00 am #41029
I would consider marrying someone of a different faith as long as they and their family didn't impose their views on me, or expect me to convert to their faith, and vice versa. One way to get around this issue is to be married on neutral territory, so there is no favortism from the beginning (families might take it personally if their church / faith is not chosen for this event.) Some churches will perform wedding ceremonies for couples of different faiths - for example the Unitarian Universalists. A couple I know stuggled with this same issue and was married in a Unitarian church, without any static from each other's families. (And usually the families are the ones that create this kind of pressure in the first place.) Another option is to have a 'duel faith ceremony' with both religions being represented and given equal time.