People get married to people of different religions. I've got two friends, coincidentally both named Bukky. Bukky1's dad is Muslim while her mum is Christian. Bukky2's dad is Christian while her mum is Muslim. Both pairs of parents have been peacefully married for over 25years and any serious issues they might have face were not as a result of their religious differences.
However majority of people are wary of and reluctant to marry people of a different religion.
Yesterday in the comment section of the post on bagging a millionaire someone commented about having to end things with her wealthy Muslim Ex. And just the day before that I had a long chat with a terribly saddened friend. *Adaobi met Abdul towards the end of her Masters program in the UK, and what started out as a mild and mindless flirtation grew into a deep relationship.Abdul is Turkish and from a well-to-do background. I know Adaobi whom I also call Ajala-Travel travels a lot because everytime we chat she seems to be on a different continent. This year at different times we've spoken she was in the UK, Dubai, Istanbul, the US and Paris. What I didn't know was that it was Abdul who was carting her around. He took her to Istanbul to meet his parents and they really warmed up to her. Adaobi was a bit surprised because she thought that although they were in love they'll wait till it all blows over and move on with their lives. However that was not what Abdul had in mind. When they got to Paris he proposed. Adaobi said no, and has been heartbroken ever since. Abdul says he doesn't see the big deal, his parents also called Adaobi to tell her that their religions should not be such a big problem. Neither of them is talking about converting but the greater problem is that Adaobi is from a staunch Jehovah's Witness family and does not even know how to raise the issue with her parents.
We know her family would probably disown her before they allow her marry a Muslim man but for now she just wants to know what options are available to her, and hear from people that have been in a similar situation.
When we spoke last night we decided to throw it open on the blog. What are your thoughts on Muslims and Christians getting married? Are you or someone close to you married to someone of a different religion, what issues, if any, do you face as a result of this?