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Discussion in 'General Religious Debates' started by Jake1001, Jan 14, 2021.

  1. Quintessence

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    For those who feel it's harmful based on anecdotal stories, remember there are just as many of it working out fine. A major reason why I am as respectful and curious about diversity as I am is because I grew up in an interreligious household. We celebrated diverse cultural traditions in tandem, and it wasn't ever a problem. Nay, it was an asset. To this day, I can't understand how folks can't just get along like the adults who were my role models in life.
     
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    That is why I posted that video in post #4.
    Sonia and Brian are from two different countries.
    They are quite different from one another.
    Their marriage works perfectly because they are in a very romantic relationship.
    And as Brian said in the video, he likes she is different from the other American girls...because you know ...Italian women tend to be very sweet and maternal...
    Which is probably what Brian was looking for...
     
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    Congratulations. I love good love stories.

    Congratulations. Nice "fruit" story. And indeed respect is a must for a healthy marriage
    Just curious. When you married were you both Catholic, and you changed into Hinduism?
    I can imagine that such a change during a marriage could be a really big challenge
     
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    Thanks for the reminder. I wanted to see it, but forgot it. I will have a look

    Oh, good that I never "met" an Italian woman.
    She could have messed up my plans to never marry. Because I do like women who are very sweet and maternal
     
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    No doubt. Of the 20 or so I've seen (multicultural Canada does that.) probably only 3 or 4 are really good. Many are so-so, with about half ending in divorce. The good ones often have one or the other dropping their religion completely.
     
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    IF "Italian women tend to be very sweet and maternal"
    THEN why not marry with Italian men? Or are men not so nice?

    She, Sonia, does indeed look like an innocent angel. But, Capitalized Love? You think Sonia has capitalized Love? What does that mean to you?

    But she vlogs a lot, so we can check if her intermarriage will last long or not. They started young, then it's easier to grow towards each other.
     
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    Well...you know ...love is casual...it just happens.
    They met...and they fell in love...

    Let me just tell you that Brian is very sweet and cute...and this drives us Italian women crazy...:oops::p

    Lucky her.
     
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    You did not answer my question about "what is capitalized Love"
    At least one more Italian left for you to choose from, right?
    You didn't answer the question about Italian men
    But I guess they are not sweet and cute
    (reading between the lines)

    I do wish you find your "Brian" soon too
    (better not long distance though, with C19)
     
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    You know...Romeo and Juliet ...that was capitalized Love.:)
     
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    This might answer your question.

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    Indeed. And thanks a lot @Jainarayan
    @Estro Felino almost tricked me into an Italian ... "God knows what":p
     
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    I was just talking about romance. My point was...if the OP speaks of interfaith marriages, romance and chemistry between two people are the most important thing in a relationship.
    Religion or culture are irrelevant...really.
    I have had atheist boyfriends mainly...in my life...and I am a Christian...so...
     
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    I disagree, but then I married my best friend. I can't really say what is the most important factor in a stable marriage, as there are so many. Friendship, compatibility, finances, religion, age, personality, culture, sex drives, etc. Many divorces I've seen were often caused by 'romance' dwindling.
     
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    I am 99% very serious when I answer, but this time I went along with @Jainarayan his "joke". But you got that, right (you gave him a funny)?

    Okay ... just romance. That makes more sense after having seen the video, the "Capitalized Love".
    I am not sure if "romance and chemistry" is the most important thing in an interfaith marriage
    But without it, I would not even start, getting involved in an interfaith marriage

    I guess you mean "IF you don't make a fuzz about Religion nor culture THEN interfaith marriage has a chance"

    Because usually people are quite strict with their Religion and less tolerant towards other religions, hence the trouble with interfaith marriages
     
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    When I was a Christian, my first husband was an atheist. That didn't cause any problems, it was other stuff.
     
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    :)

    Best choice, in my humble opinion.
     
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    But you are a very warm and nice person. I think anyone would love to be with you.
    But not all are as nice as you. So, I would not jump into a marriage if there is only "romance and chemistry"
     
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    Keep in mind I am Italian, 90% Sicilian to be precise. My family is crawling with Italian women. Italian women tend to be *ahem* “strong willed”.
     
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    Aha, now you give me some solid advice. Thanks a lot

    And this is exactly the picture I got watching Italian women play their games

    And now I also know that some Italian women tend to be *ahem* "bending reality"
     
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    I first saw "glad for you gays".
    Clearly, I'm not woke yet.
     
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