Author Naomi Schaefer Riley writes that Jews could learn a thing or two from Mormons in the area where she has become expert: interfaith marriages.
Riley is on the publicity circuit for her book "Til Faith Do Us Part: How Interfaith Marriage Is Transforming America." The Deseret News recently wrote a story about the topic featuring her book. And in a piece for The Jewish Daily Forward she explains how The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints approaches interfaith marriage — first, by stressing marriage within the faith at an early age; and second, by influencing the non-Mormon spouse to convert.
"I would describe it as a calm and quiet confidence that there are important truths to be found in the LDS faith, that their community is one that people should want to join. There is a sense that religious views do not necessarily change overnight, but sometimes only after years of marriage or a decade or more of involvement with a community," Riley writes.
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