Dating interfaith

Accept that the other person’s belief system may well be valid for them, even if it’s not the right path for you.

Okay, so you were maybe raised Christian and you think it’s illogical – clearly it wasn’t the right religion for you.

Nothing matters more than God, including your wife,” Gillis says.

Now that she’s in a serious relationship with a practicing Catholic, however, her children’s faith is no longer quite so certain.

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

Although this article uses the phrase “he” to refer to the spouse or other person, obviously this could apply to women as well, or to same-sex relationships – it’s just awkward to keep using “he or she” and "his or her."First of all, understand that if it’s early in the dating phase, where you’re still testing the waters, you may want to bring your beliefs up casually, just to see what sort of response you get. Likewise, if you're simply having dinner and a drink with someone you're attracted to, and it's unlikely to progress into anything more committed or long-term, don't worry.

If you’re just in a casual relationship with someone you have no intention of spending your life with, it’s probably not important to mention religion at all, unless a night of no-strings-attached sex is followed by a “Hey, want to go to church with me? Unless they specifically say that they just can't even imagine ever dating a devil-worshiping Pagan...

Does he want you to go to church with him on Sundays? If you do have them together, what sort of spiritual upbringing will they have?