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View Poll Results: Are you and your partner from two different religions
No, we're from the same faith 24 24.74%
Yep, and It's a bit of an issue 17 17.53%
Yep, but neither of us follow our religion much 31 31.96%
Yep, but me/then are going to convert 11 11.34%
Other 14 14.43%
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Old 05-31-2006, 01:15 AM
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i'm agnostic, he's catholic. we're having the ceremony at his parents' roman catholic church and i am so not looking forward to what lies ahead regarding that aspect of the wedding.
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Old 06-08-2006, 03:24 AM
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My fiance and I are of different faiths. It's not really an issue for us. He respects my beliefs and I respect his. However, it is an issue for my parents. They like him and enjoy spending time with him, but due to their values and beliefs they have taken a limited role in the planning of my wedding. My father will not be walking me down the aisle or giving me away, yet he is attending the wedding. That's been hard to deal with, but I respect their beliefs and appreciate the support they have given to me. They've reassured me that they are in support of my marriage, it just they're belief of marrying within the same faith as being the better arrangement keeps them from participating fully in the ceremony. Luckily, my fiance has been very supportive and has offered to meet me halfway as I come down the aisle and escort me the rest of the way. A little non-traditional but I think it will be sweet!
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Old 08-02-2006, 11:02 PM
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My fiance and I are of different faiths. It's not really an issue for us. He respects my beliefs and I respect his. However, it is an issue for my parents. They like him and enjoy spending time with him, but due to their values and beliefs they have taken a limited role in the planning of my wedding. My father will not be walking me down the aisle or giving me away, yet he is attending the wedding. That's been hard to deal with, but I respect their beliefs and appreciate the support they have given to me. They've reassured me that they are in support of my marriage, it just they're belief of marrying within the same faith as being the better arrangement keeps them from participating fully in the ceremony. Luckily, my fiance has been very supportive and has offered to meet me halfway as I come down the aisle and escort me the rest of the way. A little non-traditional but I think it will be sweet!

I don't know your whole story, but when I read that my initial thought was how selfish....if my dad didn't want to give me away, but wanted to be at the wedding I might have an issue with that?! I do like that your fiance is walking down w/ you. I saw a wedding where the bride and groom came down the whole aisle together!? Maybe thats an option for y'all
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Old 08-16-2006, 07:38 PM
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I guess we're from different religions . . . apparently my mom was an atheist (can't ask her myself, she passed away and everyone is still heartbroken after 10 yrs & won't talk about her). I wasn't baptized/Christened or anything. My friend convinced me to go to church once with her. FH's family is Ukrainian Catholic. He was actually an alter boy. His family was kinda upset when we told them we weren't getting married in a church . . . couldn't tell them I wasn't baptized, FH said they'd prob freak! Growing up from 2 different religions, we ended up having the same beliefs about God, except for me kind of dabbling around in Wicca, we feel the same way about everything. And even the Wicca, he doesn't think I'm nuts.
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Old 11-26-2007, 12:28 AM
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My fiance is Jewish (reform) and I'm a religious mutt (started out being raised on the Catholic church, but eventually baptized in the Southern Baptist church). Neither one of us are converting to the other's religion, so we've decided to include both into our wedding. We're going to have a Rabbi and a Pastor perform the ceremony. We're also going to incorporate some other Jewish customs (chuppah, breaking of the glass, etc) into the ceremony.
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Old 11-26-2007, 10:44 AM
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Myself and Paul were both raised Protestant (me Baptist and him United) so it is not an issue - I am an active member of our church and Paul doesn't go at all so no worries there. My first husband was Bah'i so that was a big issue - he had to get a letter from the "head council" saying he was renouncing his faith just so we could get married in my church (he wasn't a practicing Bah'i at the time and hadn't been for YEARS) - his mother was devestated ..... the marriage was doomed from the beginning (I don't think she has ever forgiven me for him getting this letter to state that he was leaving the faith - it was a mess) It was one of the first things I checked with Paul when he and I started seeing each other LOL
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Chad was raised Catholic and I wasnt raised a "Certain" religion, just Christian, we kind of went church to church. I knew I didnt want to be catholic and Chad wasnt happy being Catholic so we studied up on different ones and visited a few churches and decided on methodist together! :-). His family wasnt too thrilled but they got over it, they were just happy we choose a church to belong too.


Intersting. Rob is Catholic...and I Baptist. He will not convert, and neither will I. From what I have researched, Methodist is a would be a good "compromise" for lack of better word.

My grandfather, who is a Baptist preacher- is most likely going to do our wedding ceremony. Now Baptist weddings do not have anything "traditional" or anything in them. It's just a basic ceremony. Unity Candle..and that's it. Just very general. So...he is fine with that, and so am I. I would never ask Rob to attend a ceremony he isn't comfortable with, and he wouldn't ask that of me, either.

Do anyone else think Methodist would be something for us to look into?
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FH and I happen to both be presbyterian protestant. It was not something i looked for in a spuse but it was nice that we could get married at a church that is both of our faiths.
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FH and I happen to both be presbyterian protestant. It was not something i looked for in a spuse but it was nice that we could get married at a church that is both of our faiths.

I wish we were like that. It would be much less stressful...
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Both DH and I are Catholic so we were lucky not to have any religious issues. However, both sets of parents were from different religions. Dh's dad didn't go to church at all as a child and my dad was raised protestant (many different religions). So religious differences are a big part of our extended family.
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