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These men were hanging on to their Jewish identity by a thread, but they weren’t willing to make that final break. Another misconception Purcell had was thinking that mutual respect for one another’s religion would be enough.“As long as we [could] talk about it, I thought we’d be able to work through any issues that came up,” she wrote.
And just how would you “explore” the different religions? That’s a great way to teach your children that nothing really matters; it’s all the same; go ahead and choose.Healthy religion provides a moral anchor and an essential sense of identity. Purcell claimed that only after she and her boyfriends were already in love did religion “suddenly” become a problem.You cannot provide this by offering different religions like a tray of colorful fruits, each one delicious in its own way. She didn’t understand the source of the problem, and her boyfriends weren’t able to explain it.There is ample evidence of the multiple sources of strains on interfaith marriages, which explains their considerably higher divorce rates compared with marriages between same-faith marriages.This has been written about extensively, including by Naomi Schaefer Riley, a Conservative Jew married to a former Jehovah’s Witness African-American writer in her book, “Til Faith Do Us Part: How Interfaith Marriage Is Transforming America.” Another dangerous misconception is the idea that an interfaith couple can simply encourage their children to respect and explore different religions equally.