Interfaith Marriage and Family

by Nov 28, 2013

Since this is the “maiden voyage” post on my blog, I’ll keep it short and simple. I was listening to the Diane Rehm show on my way home from a session and the topic of interfaith marriages came up. A stand out moment for me was learning that 27% of all marriages today in the U.S. are considered “interfaith”. That number goes to up to more than a third if you include interdenominational Protestant faiths (ex: Episcopalian married to a Presbyterian). How does growing up as a child raised by parents of two different faiths impact one’s worldview? Which faith do the parents bring their children up in? Didn’t I say this first post would be short?
Listen to the entire conversation
Did you grow up in an interfaith household? What were your experiences like?
A Jewish-Muslim wedding takes place in May 2013.

Robin S. Smith, MS, LCMFT is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in clinical practice in Bethesda MD, and specializes in relationship issues for couples, families, and individuals, for improved quality of life. His clinical specialties include: transition to parenthood for new and expecting parents, infidelity, sex and intimacy issues, premarital counseling, and trauma. Robin has given talks to various groups including hospital administrators, graduate students, therapists, and child birth educators. He is the primary contributor to The Couple and Family Clinic Blog.

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