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Pros And Cons Of Interfaith Weddings

From Salma Owais

Sacred or Sham: Interfaith Marriage in the Sikh Community

The term interfaith weddings mean having a legally married status between two people of different religions. In the world there are different types of people and have different beliefs but there are many countries in which people of all religions live together and many fall in love with people having a different religious belief. This doesn’t prevent people from marrying each other. In fact these marriages last longer as both accept each other for what they are and that is what makes a marriage last long.

There are some pros and cons of the interfaith weddings as it is the merging of two different religions. Although the wedding ceremony is the charm to every one but if there was an interfaith wedding then it depends on partners to whether to accept each others religion or not.

There many different issues which should be figured out before having the thoughts of interfaith marriages. However if you are in a relationship then you should not dispute on religion. There are some cases where parents do not allow their children to get married to any person who does not hold the same religious faiths which you have. Thus it is one of the main disadvantages of such marriage.

As we all know that the couples for marriages are made in heaven so we do not have to think about the religion. However before the wedding ceremony the elders can make decision that which religion the women or men have to follow after marriage. The interfaith weddings taught us about the different religions and their belief and how different people of different religion can live in single house as well. In some interfaith weddings, the disputes are started among husband wife that which religion is followed by their kids and it is added in the disadvantages of interfaith marriages.

The wise thing is that the husband and wife should follow their respective religion and let their kids decide which religion to select. The interfaith weddings are much entertaining as in such wedding you can come across many different types of cultures as varied religions have different terms of wedding. The house decoration also varies from religion to religion, so this difference is also something to face in such type of weddings. But in short, your marriage gets sustained on the love relationship apart from religious terms and conditions. Thus these are few pros and cons of interfaith weddings which can be mitigated if you follow the correct path.

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