After the Nuptials: Clergy Encouragement of the Spiritual Practices of Mixed-Faith Couples
Here’s an excerpt:
Observers might use the term “quandary” or “mixed blessing” to describe marriages like mine, which is four years young and comprised of an ordained Baptist minister and a devout Hindu who formerly lived as monk.
Sometimes, “wrong” is the more forceful word in play, a harsh judgment that’s usually followed by a superficial interpretation of Paul’s admonition to the Church at Corinth against being “unequally yoked.”
Fred and I, like many other mixed-faith couples, are careful with whom we share our kind of marriage. A hesitant posture is on always standby, and often we revert to self-identifying as “ordained ministers” without specifying our religions. People make assumptions that we are both Christian clergy and move on, eager to share stories about their children and pets. We are all too relieved to hear them.
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