Jewish and catholic dating

21-Oct-2016 13:52

Please tell me what I should do, my parents say “no way.” Help.

She loves me as much but religious beliefs are getting in the way.

“For many years, I told myself (and others) that I was going to the nearby Catholic college so I could meet a nice Catholic boy and get married,” Richards recalls.

But when she met Levy—who is Jewish—the two quickly became friends and eventually started dating.

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Ours was a fervent love match, made more fervent by the fact that we had to wait in secret for two years until Ben earned enough at his profession to support a family.

Here we are then, Ben and I, a Jew and a German-American, married for four years, supremely happy, with a three-year-old son who has his father's quick brown eyes and my yellow hair.

More recently, we have started talking about being married and having children with each other.

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We work at the same large company in different departments, and have a lot of shared interests, values, and goals.

In fact, a 2007 survey on marriage by the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA) revealed that marrying another Catholic is a low priority for young Catholics.

Of never-married Catholics, only 7 percent said it was “very important” to marry someone of the same faith.

More recently, we have started talking about being married and having children with each other.

You can read about me here, peruse the archives here and read popular posts here.

We work at the same large company in different departments, and have a lot of shared interests, values, and goals.

In fact, a 2007 survey on marriage by the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA) revealed that marrying another Catholic is a low priority for young Catholics.

Of never-married Catholics, only 7 percent said it was “very important” to marry someone of the same faith.

Fast-forward several years: Richards and Levy, both 27, are newlyweds who married in a Jewish-Catholic ceremony.