But am I potentially in over my head, or can a relationship like this have a chance of success? (Don't you love these stereotypical Jewish answers?) My initial thoughts are that I would imagine such a relationship would prove to be problematic in the long run.You may want to have an independent level of kashrut for yourself; but what will you keep in the fridge and serve at family times?How will you resolve differences regarding the laws of family purity which affects the two of you together?I do not want to be blinded by any feelings I may have for him.
Having to do things that you do not believe are necessary just because one spouse believes that it is the right thing to do can put a strain on the relationship.The basic concept of speed dating involves an equal number of men and women attending a venue; each person spends between 3 and 10 minutes chatting to each member of the opposite sex.Each person then has to decide which people they would like to see again.I can just hear the other partner saying, "Leave them alone dear, so what if they enjoy themselves on Shabbat." Children raised in homes where the parents do not share the same beliefs are going to be confused no matter how careful you are in raising them.And I think it will only lead to resentment on both sides.
In a short time we have become very close and share a tremendous mutual admiration.