Thursday, July 29, 2010

It's Marriage -- No Adjectives Needed

I am so pleased to be one of the religious leaders selected to be part of the Washington Post's On Faith panel. Organized by Sally Quinn and Jon Meachem, each week we are sent a question to consider answering.

This week's question was, "Should Religions Intermarry?"

The question was sparked because of Methodist Chelsea Clinton's upcoming wedding this weekend to a Jewish man.

You can read my response to the question here. In a nutshell, I said that people bring many differences to marriage, and that people's religion, gender, or sexual orientation don't define what makes a good marriage. I also shared some of what I've learned from being in an interfaith marriage for almost 30 years.

It's not interfaith marriage, interracial marriage, or same sex marriage. It's just marriage -- and it's a lot of work.

What do you think?

And blessings to all of the couples -- including Chelsea and Marc -- getting married this weekend.


smijer said...

The link seems to be broken. I'm interested in reading your article - it sounds very promising. I had no idea that there was a UU on the WaPo On Faith panel. That's fantastic.

Did you also answer the question about the NYC mosque project?

smijer said...

this link seems to work

smijer said...

pshhhht... comment moderation... anyhoo. very nice article. I really liked the way you changed the ending to the fairy tales. That's classic. I'm going to do that when I read to my grandkids.

Bill Baar said...

A little hard to respect cultural diversity if one doesn't acknowledge marriage as a primary tool for conveying culture from one generation to the next.

Miss Kitty said...

YES! You said it, sister! :-)