Almost all Christian denominations permit interdenominational marriages, though with respect to interfaith marriage, many Christian denominations caution against it, citing verses of the Christian Bible that prohibit it such as 2 Corinthians 6:14–15, while certain Christian denominations have made allowances for
Is interfaith marriage prohibited?
Although interfaith marriages are most often contracted as civil marriages, in some instances they may be contracted as a religious marriage. This depends on religious doctrine of the two parties religions; some of which prohibit interfaith marriage, but others allow it in limited circumstances.
Is interfaith marriage allowed in Catholic Church?
Couples in which both parties are Catholic are required to get married in a Catholic church. In order for a priest to officiate at an interfaith marriage, the priest must get the Catholic partner to sign an official church document saying he or she will do his or her best to raise the children as Catholics.
Is a religious marriage legal?
Sometimes a civil ceremony is followed by a religious ceremony. However, it is only the civil ceremony which is legally binding on the couple. For legal purposes, there are three different types of religious marriage ceremonies. If the correct procedure is not followed the marriage will not be valid.
How does religion affect marriage?
Several studies link religiosity (including strong religious beliefs) with increased marital satisfaction and duration, increased commitment and fidelity (e.g., Bahr & Chadwick, 1985; Thomas & Cornwall, 1990), and marital stability (Call & Heaton, 1997).