In this time of chaos, we must find every way possible to rise above hatred and ignorance. Faith is something that I value highly in my life. I am not about religion. I am about faith in my living God. I am a Christian married to a Muslim. I am only defined by religion because the world has labeled me this way based on my belief in Jesus Christ. My faith is about my relationship with God. For my husband his faith is also about his relationship with God. Now I can get into more details, but the bottom line is that we both believe in God and we both pray to God. In fact, we often pray together.
With the current events in the USA, religion is playing a strong role in this so called free nation and juxtaposing everything any faithful person is about. As a Christian that is married to a Muslim, I am proud to say that my Christian beliefs do not condone the idea of banning another faith in my country. Whatever your faith is, dig down deep and think about the knowledge you have about your faith. What do you believe about being a light to others and serving others? Is it right to turn people away based on how they pray or who they pray to? I get it, be proud of your faith, whatever that is, but does it include bringing others down in order to lift yourself up? It doesn’t work! A nation is nothing without its people and so far with the current states of the United States, does not feel United.
Since I like to bring people together based on our differences and I want to help prevent religious bigotry here are few things that I love about my interfaith relationship and how it works for us:
- We share the same set of values, which ultimately was based on the principles we learned to live by through God word.
- We both love Jesus.
- We both have incredible compassion and loves to serve others.
- I think my husband knows more stories in his Holy book than I know in mine.
If you are considering dating someone of another faith, you still need to know your own boundaries. I am strong in my Christian faith, yet I am open to other faiths because I know that God is inclusive. People are usually a certain faith because of where they were born and the conditions that surrounded them. If I was born in Iran, I would obviously be Muslim. As we become adults and find our way, we make our own choices, but even those choices are preconceived and have some bias into it. I know what my boundaries are and if I was to ever consider converting religions, I would still have the same faith that I have today, which is the hope and spirit that lives within in me from the power of the Holy Spirit that comes from the Almighty God.
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