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Truth: Motherhood is Lonely

Truth: Motherhood is lonely

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Mom and Dad: We’re in Love and We’re Not Teenagers

Before Elizabeth was engaged, she and her boyfriend (now husband) made a decision about raising their future children both Jewish and Christian.

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Rabbi Marc’s Top 5 Tips for Engaged Interfaith Couples

Top 5 tips for engaged couples. This rabbi’s seen it all

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Marrying Off a Daughter as a Values Clarification Exercise

Personal Narrative about a mother’s efforts to connect with her daughter’s Iranian in-laws before the wedding to prevent an awkward ceremony, and to establish an ongoing relationship.

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I Wish We’d Had “The Religion Talk” Before Having Kids

By Lindsey Goldstein Before my husband and I got married, we discussed how we would raise any potential children. These children were very theoretical. something I wasn’t sure I wanted. But I began to consider it, since he finally seemed to be the right person to procreate with. My husband was raised Catholic but hasn’t […]

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How Bedtime Stories Help Us Write a New Chapter of Jewish Tradition

By Shawna Gale My parents, who are both Jewish, were married in the 1970s. In the year they took their vows, only 36 percent of the Jewish respondents in a 2013 Pew Research Center survey had married spouses who were not Jewish. By 2005, the year I was married, that number had climbed to almost […]

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Im Catholic and Shes Jewish Yet Im Optimistic about Our Future

Personal narrative about an interdating Jewish-Catholic couple for whom religion is a minor issue, but one that sometimes rears its ugly head.

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Meeting the Parents of Your Jewish Daughter’s Catholic Fiance

Personal Narrative?about all the tensions and negotiations that went on within and between the families when a Jewish woman married a Catholic man, both from observant backgrounds.

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Mom: What is Your Religion?

Being from an interfaith family has influenced my life in myriad ways, most especially in my choice to focus my rabbinate on working with other interfaith families. I’ve written about my own upbringing and my parents several times over my tenure at InterfaithFamily, hoping that my own experiences might resonate with our readers. Yet, so […]

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You’re Raising Them What? Telling Your Parents You are Raising Jewish Kids

A Protestant man describes how he and his Jewish wife prepared to tell his parents that they planned to raise Jewish kids, but they still really wanted his parents’ help in raising them.

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