Resources for Parents Whose Children Are in Interfaith Relationships


When some parents first find out their child is dating or marrying someone who is not Jewish, they may not feel like celebrating. This can be a difficult time and you should honor your feelings. But it’s also important to understand and appreciate your child’s happiness and life decisions. Here are some resources to help guide you through this time.

Couple who just got engaged
For the Parents: How to respond…” by Wendy Armon and Joycellen Young Auritt, Ph.D.
My Children Married Out–and It Breaks My Heart” (from The Seesaw advice column in The Forward)
What Is a Parent to Do?” by Carol S. Targum