RE: Hive-Naija Weekend Engagement #22 - "InterFaith Marriage"

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Hey Guys,
Let me chime in real quick...

Can a marriage work with Different religion work?

I believe it can if there is mutual understanding.
Personally, I don't like complications so I would stick to being in a union with someone with similar moral and spiritual values.

If you happen to be in that scenario, will you give up on love?

I've dated someone from a different religion but I was well aware it was not going to end in fairy tales or a marriage.
I was much younger and was open to exploring diversity.
It was fun while it lasted.
We are still guys to this day.
Plus he was a super chilled guy who was even open to participating in my faith every once in a while.

do you actually look down on people with a different religion?

Absolutely not.
Never have! Never will!
I have them as friends and I have worked with them.
We need to understand that people are just people at the end of the day and can have beautiful souls, exceptional minds, and an amazing spirit free from religious bias.

Can you marry someone that doesn't believe in God?

No.
This is because marriage is a really sacred union for me and I really don't want to start it out with complications from the get-go, especially for my kids!

With these few points of mine, I hope I have been able to convince you and not confuse you that beyond all the religious bias and whatnot, there are super amazing individuals that are morally sound and bundles of blessings.

We can give them a chance to be part of our lives however, when it comes down to marriage we know what we hold sacred and what we are willing to sacrifice.

Thank you and Cheers 🍷🍷🍷



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I believe it can if there is mutual understanding.

The mutual understanding is the Koko

I am an Anglican by birth and married to a Catholic, it's over 8 years of our marriage and we perfectly understand ourselves based on religion. It has never been a problem all because of understanding. However, I know a good number of people that have been having issues with religion in their marriage. It can only work with understanding and when one isn't convinced enough, the best thing is to back out on time

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I am an Anglican by birth and married to a Catholic,

That's interesting.
I am Anglican as well...

I am glad you and your spouse have a good level of understanding between you both!
It is super key!

Just like this verse says,
"Can two work together except they agree?"

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The resemblance here is that both Anglican and Catholics are in the same line of a religion, so there may be little or no issues.

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I got your point and that's cool, however, my uncle (an Anglican ) and the wife (a Catholic) still have a pending white wedding for a marriage of 8years due to disagreement. Dragging church up and down even when it's the same Christianity

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You see. That's totally another side of the same story. So, they both would walk the aisle after with whole year's marriage.

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Everyone in my family are still watching them and their drama

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In fact, it's a season film.
Wetin man no go see for this life?

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@mrenglish64
The resemblance here is that both Anglican and Catholics are in the same line of a religion, so there may be little or no issues.

Not exactly. I am afraid to say, that the doctrinal biases would fracture the relationship or make it terrible to endure.

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Well said man. It is not as serious as getting involved with someone of another religion.

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You didn't confuse us yet you convinced us 😆

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I've dated someone from a different religion but I was well aware it was not going to end in fairy tales or a marriage.

This has started clearly that religion could pose a threat to a homely marriage.
The so-called mutual understanding could be undermined when the real marriage begins.

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Some people make it work.
I know them, so I speak from a place of knowledge.

Here, I was stating it would not work for me, given my personal preference.
Different strokes for different folks.

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People who make that kind of marriage work are most likely unserious with their religious inclinations.

It was never designed to work.

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People who make that kind of marriage work are most likely unserious with their religious inclinations.

Arguably but you do have a point!

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Truthfully, I agree with @mrenglish.

You can't be a true avid follower of a religion and be married to one of another religion. Every religion prohibits inter religious marriage.

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Definitely.
People are merely attaching secure feeling to what doctrines exist in religion. These concepts are two parallel lines that will never meet.

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