Dating a non practicing muslim
For example, if you marry this girl with the expectation that the children will be raised Muslim she must completely agree or there will be major conflicts between the two of you in the future.Generally speaking, people from different faiths can marry and succeed in staying together if they each agree on the religion they will practice or if they agree that they are not religious and do not consider themselves to be of any religious persuasion.The old romantic idea that "love conquers all" does not hold true in the real world.If it did the world rate of divorce would be a lot lower.The most important relationship to a Christian should be their relationship with Jesus Christ. Every other relationship is secondary, and not to be put before our Lord, God.If a Christian decides to marry an unbeliever, one has to ask whether or not he or she is choosing to ignore what God says about being unequally yoked.Strong commitment on the part of each complicates the questions of how to raise the children, what to do on important holy days, who will go to services and how often and, etc.
The idea behind this solution is that partners will respect one another’s convictions and allow the children to make their choices upon reaching adulthood.Each of you must understand that no one can be coerced into changing their religious affiliation and practice.Each of you must also decide whether or not you can tolerate your family member’s reaction to bringing a person from another faith into the family.When you weigh the fact that most of the couples who divorce come from homogeneous religious and ethnic backgrounds the entire issue of marriage and religious differences take on a whole new meaning.If people who come from backgrounds with shared values cannot save their marriages is there any hope for those who come from different backgrounds?
For the individual who is not committed to a religion there is often a willingness to convert for two reasons: 1) A wish to convert due to interest in the new religion and a wish to be connected to a new type of thinking and, 2) A wish to please their partner by doing something that they feel willing and interested in doing out of a sense of real belief.