I know your mother loves you, but I can tell you from endless experience that while she will of course one day accept whomever you marry, she will never make peace with the fact of you're marrying someone who isn't Jewish.
What's the easiest way I can go about telling my mother about my girlfriend without giving her a complete heart attack? I hope you have heard of the movie "Mission: Impossible," because you are now starring in Tom Cruise's role.
--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.
Even for secular Jewish parents, this remains a high priority.
Dear Rabbi Boteach, How do you tell an Orthodox Jewish mother that you are dating a Catholic girl?
I am a Jewish man who was raised Orthodox, but am not currently practicing.
I am involved in a relationship with a Catholic girl who I love spending time with.She had introduced me to her family and they like me and let me come to their house.I know it can sound highly unfair that certain groups demand that the faithful marry within the faith.But if Jews don't marry other Jews, then there won't be any Jews left.Everyone from Catholics to Mormons make a similar demand.They want their adherents to marry in the faith so that the faith is preserved.