I am a 23 year old Sardar and I am currently dating a Hindu girl. I was born and raised in America, and come from a Jatt family who is moderately religious (no drinking, keep kesh, go to Gurdwara on Sundays but my parents are not Amritdhari and have never pushed me to be Amritdhari either. They would be okay with me trimming and drinking moderately and let me find my own path as I grew up rather than forcing me to be religious). Anyway, I noticed many people on this forum have been in or are in inter-faith relationships and was wondering how to ease my way into telling my parents about this. I do see myself marrying this girl because she is an amazing human being. She is a strong, intelligent, independent woman who loves her family and friends, has accepted me for who I am and loves me for being a Sardar. She appreciates me being a Sikh, loves that I wear a Pagg and I feel she makes me a better Sikh by supporting me and encouraging me to be a better human being by volunteering and pursuing my goals in a way I don't think I would have had I been single. We have been together for close to 2 years now and I am absolutely blessed to have her in my life. So...any advice on how to make this work and how to move forward with this relationship? We have already begun discussing the future, and I have expressed to her that it is important to me that my kids be raised Sardar because that is incredibly important to me. She said she is more than fine with that and understands why it is important to me, as I have talked to her for hours about what kesh means to me coming from a Sikh family and the things my ancestors and family has been through, and how it has been a defining thing in my life that I want to pass on to my child. I should clarify, her parents are Hindu and she is more agnostic than anything. She doesn't go to the Mandir very often (maybe 4 or 5 times a year for family events) and believes in a God but doesn't find resonance with many Hindu beliefs (caste system and treatment of women). She has expressed that she may go to Gurudwara with her friend (who is a Sikh) more often to learn more about Sikhi. I would never pressure or even hint for her to convert because I don't think that is in line with SIkhi. A person should want to be a Sikh and its not a matter of converting, but truly finding the Sikh philosophy applicable to your life. Still, she has hinted more than once that she finds Sikhi to be a beautiful path and that she might explore it further. What are some things I should be aware of before we go further and what are some conversations we should have as this relationship gets more involved? As of now, my parents have an idea that I have a girlfriend but have never pushed the topic. Also, they would prefer I marry a Punjabi, Jatt, Sikh girl from America who is well educated, etc etc. So I guess she meets all the criteria of being a Punjabi girl who is well educated and loving but falls short of the Jatti/Sikh aspect. Still, I know they would be accepting if I introduced her to them because they know there really isn't much they can do but accept my decision and trust that I am making a good decision. Thanks in advance.