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Intercultural Marriage

10 Tips for Intercultural & Interfaith Weddings: Communication, Compromise & Culture

Sharon Schweitzer | Posted 06.07.2016 | Weddings
Sharon Schweitzer

Twenty-two years ago my husband John and I married with two ceremonies: a December Methodist Blessing ceremony in his hometown and an Episcopal wedding ceremony five months later in Austin, Texas. Did our personalized interfaith wedding raise some eyebrows in my traditional Catholic family? Certainly. Did we enjoy our tailored celebrations and ceremonies? Absolutely.

A Lesson Initiated By Young Love: Cultural and Religious Tolerance

Hannah Idamakanti | Posted 02.09.2016 | Religion
Hannah Idamakanti

One of my earliest relationships was with a Pakistani guy named Saif. I remember my mother didn't approve when she saw the caller ID with an obvious Muslim last name across the screen.

Can a Wiccan Marry an Atheist?

Rev. Laurie Sue Brockway | Posted 04.02.2014 | Weddings
Rev. Laurie Sue Brockway

The core of the ceremony can be a celebration of a couple's relationship and of love. From there they can be creative and seek ways to include elements of spirituality that are pleasing to all and offensive to none.

My Big Wake-Up Call About Interracial Marriage

Fernie Tiflis | Posted 05.11.2013 | Weddings
Fernie Tiflis

I realized recently that I am different -- that I am indeed in (Gasp!) an inter-racial marriage.

Why Your Parents May Worry About Your Interfaith Wedding

Rev. Laurie Sue Brockway | Posted 05.08.2012 | Weddings
Rev. Laurie Sue Brockway

Interfaith and intercultural issues usually come with many layers; they may be more complex or serious depending on the culture from which your family hails, their personal religious values, and their attachment to their traditions.