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Dating a Jewish Girl as a Christian

Hi there!

I’ve recently been seeing a Jewish girl ~1 month. Things are going great. However, I feel that being a non-Jew will be an issue later down the track for various reasons. It’s something I want to discuss with her and am seeking advice on the best way forward.

To provide some context, I grew up in a Christian family + extended family. Whilst I’m not particularly religious, I still attend church (rarely), still consider Christianity as part of my identity, and have thought about being more active in the religion.

This girl isn’t a strongly orthodox Jew. However, she still follows a few of the food restrictions, attends religious events, and has a fairly large Jewish family. I respect and admire her for all these things. She has briefly mentioned that her parents are fine with her dating a gentile as well.

My issue lies with the fact that if our relationship ever got serious, questions would arise such as how would I be accepted into her family being a Christian, and how would it affect identity/kids’ identity. Also, there’s always a chance that things change, and she may want to become closer to her religion, which would affect the potential relationship. I have a bunch of these questions, and they’re all quite serious, especially within such a new relationship between 2 people in their early 20s.

I’ve tried asking around and researching what to do, but haven’t come to a concrete answer. I’m not sure how/if to bring up this issue. I also don’t want to upset her or have her take offense to these questions.

My issue lies with the fact that if our relationship ever got serious, questions would arise such as how would I be accepted into her family being a Christian, and how would it affect identity/kids’ identity? Also, there’s always a chance that things change, and she may want to become closer to her religion, which would affect the potential relationship. I have a bunch of these questions, and they’re all quite serious, especially within such a new relationship between 2 people in their early 20s.

If anyone has advice, please comment 🙂

Thanks!

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