While in the process of sharing, this is the time to establish your own traditions, to decide what is meaningful to each of you and which of those traditions from your individual selves will become part of your collective future. It doesn’t need to be, nor should it be, an either or situation. Instead, it should be a thoughtful process of evaluating what you believe and how you will practice each faith tradition as a couple.
Interfaith Life Coaching
Beliefs and faith practices change over time and over life
experiences; they are part of your journey of self-discovery
and expressions of the shared history of your relationship.
Whether a couple shares a religious affiliation or not it is
helpful to find constructive ways to discuss what is important
to each of you, those practices you would like to continue,
and even to talk honestly about those practices you no
longer feel a need to maintain. With interfaith couples, it is
important to keep communication open, encouraging each
partner to ask questions about beliefs and practices. It is
important to be reminded that what may seem obvious or
natural to one, may be a foreign or even threatening practice
to the other partner. The ‘feel good’ of a menorah or
Christmas tree is a symbol of festive holidays and traditions,
not holy unto themselves, although the two are often confused.