Look for what is, not what you think should be
- Nov 5, 2017
First of all you must have transparency with families on both sides if you want this to work.
Second if she is adopting Sikhi, then have her attend Gurdwara etc before you introduce her to your family as that will give better impression in their eyes. As for her family find a way to explain Sikhi as a spiritual path more than a religion. It’s about truth and seeing and serving God in everyone. Christians also believe the image of God is in all people so look for the similarities and emphasize those instead of differences. The big difference is they believe that God took birth as Jesus and we obviously believe God dies not take birth but try to focus as I said on the similarities and not the differences. My family are Christian and have no problem with my decision as long as I am a good person, happy and still believe in God and strive to attain my spiritual path.
I cant promise that the above will work. But I can guarantee that if you both continue to keep it a secret it will never work!
Apologies for going off topic somewhat, but I am looking for some clarifications.
Going through this thread, I noticed you said “God took birth as Jesus and we obviously believe God dies not take birth”.
[a] I believe you meant Jesus was God’s Son (even allowing for the Holy Trinity concept), so God himself did not take birth. Or am I wrong in this thought?
I believe it was a “typo” when you said “God dies not take birth”, meaning the “dies” was actually “does”. ["i" and "o" live side by side on qwerty].
Sat Sri Akal.