Need some intercultural marriage advice. My best friend, a Hindu, is planning to get married to her boyfriend who is a christian. Advice?

Need some intercultural marriage advice. My best friend, a Hindu, is planning to get married to her boyfriend who is a christian. Advice?

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Surabhi Pandey
June 7, 2017

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  1. If two people decide to get married I don't think their religion can come in the way. One has to adjust, adapt and accept in a marriage before they gradually sync with each other. So if the two people have a similar outlook and objective in life they should be least bothered about anything else.*p*

  2. I hope their parents are okay with it? Or if they are not then it will surely take some time. That is the most crucial obstacle they have to overcome. Their parents. Apart from that I see them as two ordinary couples falling in love with each other. Just make sure or at least tell them to try their best to keep everyone happy. All the best!*p*

  3. There may be some cultural differences like daily routines, food habits, social life, religious practices, etc. They both can pre-decide about the same before getting marry.. Boy should tell what would be required to follow after marriage and girl should clarify what she can follow and what she can't.. Thereafter, both can go ahead..*p**p*But if they both are really committed then nothing is mandatory and compulsory, they can live according to their wish as all culture and cultural practices are man made and Humanism evolved much prior to Christianity and Hinduism..*p*

  4. There is no any legal hurdle in it.. If any one of the both is willing to convert then they can marry as per respective religious practice or else they can marry wothout conevrsion as per Special Marriages Act.*p**p* *p**p* *p*

  5. Your  friend will face the following  problems *p**p*1. Convincing both sets of parents that they are right for each other. *p**p*2. Legal issues regarding the validity of the marriage. *p**p*Wrt to the first problem they know best how to deal with their parents. *p**p*Wrt to the second one they should seek legal opinion about the best way to solemnise the marriage. *p*

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