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18 Nov 2005

Christian girl dating jewish guy - is it a lost case?
I am a Chrisitan girl and I am very good friends with a jewish guy. We have so much in common, he knows me so well, but he is not a Christian. Am I as a Christian not allowed to date him? We do not want to start something if it will be complicated for both of us and our religious beliefs. He thinks we can date as long as we dont force each other into our beliefs, but I do not know. PLS help.

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01 Jan 0001

YOu seem to be asking in some ways, a religious question. As to what Christians are supposed to do or allowed to do, that varioes among different congregations, and is a question to discuss with your miniter and then think about his views and make your own decision. Simil;arly, within the broad Jewish faith, some communities are very conservative, others very liberal.
When it comes to dating and possible later marriage, it's a bit like dating / marriage across cultural or racial boundaries --- You need to think, after a while, about the attitudes of each person's family and community ( and vice versa ) ; and about how you will each handle issues such as how children would be brought up, eg regarding culture, customs, and religion, and so on.
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