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Other clients have said to Crohn that “Being Jewish is important to me.” But when he’s asked them what this means exactly, they’ll respond, “It just is.” The problem?

Individuals who have a vague sense of their religious identity “may push their partners to be something they can’t be.” For instance, a non-Jewish partner can’t become “culturally Jewish.”To clarify your identity, Crohn suggests the following exercise: Think about your religious identity and your cultural identity when you were five years old, 12, 18 and today. It’s typical for people to experience big changes at these time points.

Actually, people who come from different faiths can have successful marriages if they completely explore the important religious issues before they make the final decision to wed.

The process of exploring these important issues connects with what each considers being of such great importance that they cannot compromise.

Today it is more common than ever for people to meet and marry across religious lines.