When some parents first find out their child is dating or marrying someone who is not Jewish, they may not feel like celebrating. This can be a difficult time and you should honor your feelings. But it’s also important to understand and appreciate your child’s happiness and life decisions. Here are some resources to help guide you through this time.
“Tips for Parents of Children Who Are Intermarrying” by 18Doors
“For the Parents: How to respond…” by Wendy Armon and Joycellen Young Auritt, Ph.D.
“We’re Interfaith: Now What Do I Tell My Sons about Dating?” By Aliza Walker
“My Children Married Out–and It Breaks My Heart” (from The Seesaw advice column in The Forward)
“Divorce: When You Do What You Do—and Not What You Say” by Ilene Springer
“What Is a Parent to Do?” by Carol S. Targum
“From My Perspective: How Joining a Parents of Interfaith Children Group Helped Me” by Bobbie Friedman