When Tim and I decided to partake in this little game called love we never gave much thought as to how to blend our religions. We were more concerned with making sure our breath didn’t smell and that we didn’t misuse grammar in texts.
These days…we are focused on bigger issues.
Tim grew up celebrating Hanukkah and I grew up with dear old St. Nick. We had both been exposed to a variety of religions thanks to our awesome parents. Now we are finding that magical balance celebrating both holidays.
I have found such joy in sharing our traditions with one another. And ladies…find you a boy that speaks Hebrew…it’s awesome. We are both so accepting of one another and we both get equally excited about learning about the other holiday. I would say I get more excited about Hanukkah, because Tim has been exposed to Christmas through the years.
Before everyone gets all excited about how we will raise our kids and if the pups have dreidels please understand that we are both super open-minded. For us our religion is more about our relationship with a higher being…and yes the dogs totally howl the dreidel song.
Have you ever dated someone with different beliefs? A different culture? How have you blended these parts of your lives together? We love advice.
My aunt’s Jewish and my uncle’s Christian(ish?) so they and their kids celebrate both holidays. I love hanging out with them in December because you get ALL the traditions and lots of tasty Jewish food. haha. Not gonna lie: food’s the best part.
Also, I can totally relate to the “don’t misuse grammar in texts” thing. ha! That is every text everrr.
Ahhhh….if only Tim could cook!!!! Then I would get all of the deliciousness you speak of. I just get Matza…but I am not complaining I love Matza!!!
Wait, Tim has a flaw?!? 😉
Indeed….but the whole “I speak Hebrew” thing kind of offsets it!!!
Now you almost make me wish that Tom is Jewish too and we would celebrate Hannukah as well but I guess not.. 🙂
I was raised Jewish and my husband was raised Catholic. Our kids have experienced the best of both religions. The best part is our parents being okay with it. The family has to support your decision, that is half the battle. Happy Hanukkah and Merry Christmas.
Yea, our parents both seem very accepting and open-minded although we get teased about taking all the presents! So do your kids go to both churches? How do you find the balance?
We were both raised conservative so we didn’t really have a regular routine of going to church or temple. We celebrate the Jewish holidays with my side of the family and then the Christian ones with the hubby’s family. The others friends of the kids were jealous. 🙂
Oh yea, that is great! I am jealous I didn’t grow up with both 😉