I am white and my boyfriends in Punjabi/Sikh. My family has raised me Catholic but I am very loosely attached to the religion. We keep having problems because he doesn't want to tell his family about us, mainly because of my ethnicity and religion. Another issue is our age, I am in high school and he just started college. I have been working very hard to study the religion and culture. He keeps giving excuses not to try to talk to his parents about us. I know all the Sikhism teachings are against dating because dating can lead to lust, one of the five thieves, but we both have talked about this and we both want to stay pure until we are married. We have gone through almost every difference with ease, the only thing we can't seem to figure out is the parents. He is very traditional, wears a parna, his grandparents live in his parent's home, and his whole family is very close. How can I convince him to talk to his family? I'm afraid I'm going to loose him because he's scared to talk to his family. I need someone who can understand his culture better than I can. Help?