Converting to a Different Religion for Marriage



It happens all the time. You fall in love with someone of a different religion, you’re both in love, but one person doesn’t want to walk down the aisle unless the other converts.

Usually this kind of ultimatum might end the relationship, but other times love prevails and the person converts for their partner. This is a lot easier if the person previously had no relgious affilation. It’s much easier for them to convert because there’s no religion for them to “betray.”

But then again, there are also several cases of people dropping a religion they followed since birth to convert to a new religion for marriage.

Some celebrity examples are Madonna and Guy Richie, Isla Fisher and Sacha Baron Cohen, and Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner.

This was a pretty controversial topic over at the blog. What do you guys think? Would you convert to a different religion for marriage?

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  1. Lynae says:

    I think it really depends on the couple themselves. I am Catholic and my boyfriend is Lutheran. We have both decided, which was easy for us, that his pastor will marry us and we won’t have it in a church. That way neither of us has to go through the hassel of converting. But that’s us and we are do not care whether we get married in a church or not.

  2. ruben says:

    well what about after yall get married?which church are you going to go to after yall are married you cant be going to two differen churches while your married and living together

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