I am a Christian girl and I have a Muslim boyfriend, who is my fiance now..
We've dated with for almost 3 years by now and last year we got engaged officially at his family's house.
Our relationship was like a pure fairy tale, we never discussed any religious issues and that differences in religions can be an issue between us, we used to agree on everything, and shared all our views together; until the official engagement, when my Lebanese 'prince' suddenly turned into a more possessive type.. He suddenly implemented a subject of religion as # 1 item on our agenda list.. And asked me if i was ready to convert to Islam yet?
I said I wasn't, and not sure that i will want to, and I didn't feel great to be pushed on this matter.. I am not that religious though but still...
Then he said that if i don't take Islam, we will probably not be able to get married, coz his family will never accept this and he also wanted to raise kids in Islam.
Well, he is not that strict a Muslim, practicing just basic things like 1 week praying and Ramadan, and i won't have to cover.. But still..
I respect his religion.. why can't he respect mine??
We used to love each other so devotely and still our love is so strong, and i can't imagine that we will have to break up eventually coz of this religious matter..
He is waiting for me to change.. But didn't he fall in love with the "old" me? With who i was already?..
I read dozens of articles on this subject "Western lady - Muslim man",
and i can't understand, WHY does it seem to be such a common pattern of events, when Christian girl and Muslim guy's fabulous relationship suddenly turns into a hell of arguments and religious issues obstacles, when it comes to a wedding?..
What is the best advice for me, and for us both in this case? Shall we break up now, or maybe we still have a chance?
Can i still convince him somehow that i don't convert into Islam and we can still get married?...