Even for secular Jewish parents, this remains a high priority.
I know it can sound highly unfair that certain groups demand that the faithful marry within the faith.
She had introduced me to her family and they like me and let me come to their house.
--Worried Dear Worried, Firstly, forgive me for my strong opinions on this subject. Simply stated, there is no easy way to introduce your mother to your non-Jewish girlfriend, because doing so will confirm to your mother her failure in instilling within you a desire to make Jewish choices in life, to build a Jewish home, and to raise Jewish children.
Whether or not you only date Jews is totally up to you, but non-Jews should definitely know a few things before getting into a relationship with a girl of the Hebrew faith.
Dear Rabbi Boteach, How do you tell an Orthodox Jewish mother that you are dating a Catholic girl?
" Think about it: what are the chances that this little girl will develop into a strong, self-confident young woman?
It is not surprising that children of same-faith marriages are more likely to feel secure in their identities, and therefore exhibit higher self-esteem and confidence.
This is not surprising since practical issues can seriously affect a couple, despite their feelings for each other.