Dating someone of a different religion

09-May-2019 09:13

’” Muslim student Zain Khalid ’08 says that since most Muslim students do not date, they do not have to confront the implications of dating someone from a different faith.

Khalid adds that, when it comes to marriage, an interfaith relationship is not a problem as long as the person is a Christian or a Jew, according to Islamic theology.

Many observant Christian students, for instance, say they do not believe in having sex before marriage.

This view differs from the mainstream college culture in which sex is common in romantic relationships, says Chiduzie C.

Though these concerns may seem distant now, Summer says that if she were to marry her current boyfriend, they would have to make a decision about how to raise their children.“The options are to raise our children as Jews, as Catholics or as atheists.

“It’s more up in the air than it’s ever been for me,” she says.

In deciding who they want to date, most college students say they do not think about marriage or children.

“[Dating someone of a different faith] means you’re making them first before God,” he adds.

But Gillis says he realizes that, theology aside, the reality of interfaith dating is more complicated.“It’s all in the heart and the intentions,” he says. Skoda ’07, who is also Christian, disagrees that an interfaith relationship might strain a person’s relationship with God.

Though these concerns may seem distant now, Summer says that if she were to marry her current boyfriend, they would have to make a decision about how to raise their children.“The options are to raise our children as Jews, as Catholics or as atheists.“It’s more up in the air than it’s ever been for me,” she says.In deciding who they want to date, most college students say they do not think about marriage or children.“[Dating someone of a different faith] means you’re making them first before God,” he adds.But Gillis says he realizes that, theology aside, the reality of interfaith dating is more complicated.“It’s all in the heart and the intentions,” he says. Skoda ’07, who is also Christian, disagrees that an interfaith relationship might strain a person’s relationship with God.Madubata ’06, an Episcopalian.“Christians consider sex to be something more than some pleasurable act.