Interfaith marriage resources:
Part 2: Books about interfaith marriages
involving a spouse of Muslim or other faith.
Raising secular children.
Interfaith marriage ceremonies.
Amazon.com has a Web site that will facilitate your safe ordering of books on
inter-faith marriages. By clicking on the links below, can read reviews of
the book. The listings often show sample pages from the book.
Muslim interfaith marriages:
In much of the world, a Muslim man is allowed to marry a woman of the Jewish, Christian or Muslim faith. However a Muslim woman is restricted to marrying another Muslim. For a same-sex couple in some predominately Muslim countries, a same-sex marriage risks arrest, a criminal charge, trial and execution.
|| A.W. Ata, "Intermarriage between Christians and Muslims: A West Bank
study," article from: Journal of Ecumenical Studies , (2000). Obtain a digitial copy
|| A.W. Ata, "Muslim-Non-Muslim Marriage: Political and Cultural Contestations in Southeast Asia," Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (2009) Review/order this book
Books of general interest to all interfaith married couples no matter what their faith is:
Susan Katz Miller, "Being Both: Embracing Two Religions in One Interfaith Family" Beacon Press, (2003). Read reviews or order this book safely
|| Naomi Schaefer Riley, "'Til Faith Do Us Part: How Interfaith Marriage is Transforming America," Oxford University Press, (2013). Read
reviews or order
Nancy OMeara, "Tolerance 101: Practical solutions for interfaith
family problems." Foundation for Religious Freedom, (1999). An
Amazon.com reviewer writes:
"A clear, concise, persuasive
case for religious tolerance. I love this book! It's great! The book is very
clear, interesting and persuasive. The examples are fascinating. 'Tolerance
101' should be prominently displayed in every library, church, temple,
mosque etc. in the country. This book provides a valuable service to people
of all religious persuasions." Read
reviews or order this inexpensive book
Marriages in which parents want to raise secular children:
Some parents want their children to not receiving religious instruction. This book was written primarily to help Agnostic, Atheist, Humanist and other
non-theistic parents raise children without formal religious indoctrination. It is also an option for an interfaith couple who want to allow their children to investigate religions later in life and to make personal decisions about religion as they mature.
Dale McGowan, Ed., "Parenting Beyond Belief: On Raising Ethical, Caring
Kids Without Religion," American Management Association (2007). Read reviews or order this book
Terrence Walsh, an Amazon.com reviewer states:
"... it encourages you to raise kids who ask questions, consider
evidence, and look for their own answers regarding the meaning of life and
the existence of God. That way you can help ensure that they arrive at their
personal conclusions about religion and spirituality honestly when they
Another Amazon reviewer, Eliza from Maine, comments:
"This book fills a definite void in parenting literature. It contains a
collection of perspectives from people who are dealing with raising children
in mixed or nonreligious households. It covers topics like dealing with
mixed beliefs, death and consolation, values, holidays, community, and
critical thinking. It is not prescriptive in that you won't find a set
answer for any topic but rather a variety of viewpoints and shared
experiences from those who are dealing with them now or have dealt with them
as they were raising their own children. It provides the background and
resources to adopt those strategies that you feel are right for you or adapt
your own. It has been great for me in thinking about issues and developing
ideas with my husband as we are planning to start our family."
Seventeen out of 19 reviewers gave this book a 5 star rating out of a maximum
of 5! There was one 4 star rating. One reviewer, "Mr. Pineapples" states that "Moral
and intellectual relativism is useless" and gives the book 1 star out of 5
-- the lowest rating.
Inter-faith marriage ceremonies:
|| Laurie Sue Brockway, "A guide to blending faiths, cultures, and personal values into one beautiful wedding ceremony, Praeger, (2010) Review/order this book|
|| Susanna Seefanachi Macomb, "Joining Hands and Hearts: Interfaith,
Intercultural Wedding Celebrations--A Practical Guide for Couples,"
Atria (2002). This book was reviewed by 25 Amazon.com visitors all of
whom gave it the maximum rating of 5 stars!
Copyright 1999 to 2014 by Ontario Consultants on
Originally published: 1999-MAR-16
Author: B.A. Robinson