When I tell people that my boyfriend lives 3,000 miles away in Scotland, they usually gasp, smile bewilderedly, and say, “That must be so hard! However, for quite some time, the distance was not the primary challenge in our relationship. Despite my attempts to evade it, I fell in love with someone whose worldview appeared opposite to my own. Usually, we aren’t even aware of our resistance until it falls away. I’m an evangelical Christian dating an atheist physicist.She says that when she ran for the position of Hillel President last year, some notable people in the community expressed concern over her involvement in an interfaith relationship.“It was not a huge issue,” she said, “but it was something that I had to justify.”Many Harvard Jewish students say that both dating and marrying within the faith are important to them.“I think that dating within the faith..a strong value that many Jews have.To have the president or the moral leader of the community not acting in line with that value is a questionable thing,” Summer said. GOD Some students say that having a partner of a different faith or with a different level of commitment to the faith may interfere with their own relationship with God. Gillis ’08, a Protestant from an Evangelical background, says the importance of shared religious beliefs is emphasized in The New Testament.On the subject of good, available men, single women in their thirties don't need to be reminded that the pickings are slim. I never thought I would be 34, sharing a cheese soufflé and a bottle of Chablis over dinner with a cherub-like guy who occasionally quotes Jesus.Many of us have accepted that if we want to have a child with a partner -- while our clocks are ticking like the bells of Westminster Abbey -- we may have to compromise instead of waiting around for the elusive Mr. I really thought by now I'd be married to my childhood fantasy (Mr.But the choice to date someone may have unexpected implications—especially if that person does not share your religion, Summer says. Bhaskarabhatla ’09, who is Hindu, says he thinks “a relationship shouldn’t focus on a person’s religious tradition and background but mainly on personal characteristics and compatibility.” His parents would not agree.
When we reached a standoff in understanding, we shared articles written by other people from our viewpoints.
n Amos 3:3, it’s asked “Can two people walk together without agreeing on the direction?
” We asked a few faithful folks to answer this question for daters who ascribe to different doctrine.
We debated back and forth on what the “feeling” was, and where it came from, but no matter how much we circled the topic, what remained was the fact that we both understood the feeling and could relate to one another on a deeply human level.
My boyfriend and I have moments like these daily, when discussing death, or politics, or dog breeds.
Tall Dark Handsome), and my only stress would be dealing with the woes of getting my nearly-perfect children into the right schools.