There are few things young people find more important than their religions and their significant others. But how do you make a relationship work when the person you love doesn't share your creed? On this episode of True Life, we follow two couples...... Read Full Episode Summary »
There are few things young people find more important than
their religions and their significant others. But how do you make a relationship work when the person you love doesn't share your creed? On this episode of True Life, we follow two couples struggling to hold on to their affections -- while still holding on to different faiths.
Jasmin was raised a Jehovah's Witness and her husband Travis is a Lutheran. But Travis isn't comfortable with Jasmin's religion and wants her to practice his. In an attempt to compromise, Jasmin explores both Lutheranism as well as the Jehovah Witnesses. While she attempts to see eye-to-eye with her husband's church, the Jehovah Witnesses just seem to make more sense for Jasmin, who
eventually makes to decision to study full time to be baptized as a Jehovah's Witness. Uncomfortable and unhappy at first, especially with the idea of their children not celebrating holidays and birthdays, Travis is able to look past his wife's choice and he says that he is willing to work it out for the sake of their marriage.
Sasha and Ira are newlyweds who have just found out they're expecting a baby. However, since Ira is Jewish and Sasha is Christian, they now must decide in what faith their child will be raised. While both agree that they want their child to be brought up Jewish, they can not agree on if Jesus is, or is not the Messiah. When Sasha and Ira fast on Yom Kippur, Sasha is disappointed with Ira's lack of commitment to the holiday when he complains about being hungry, and leaves Sasha and her mother when it comes time to break the fast.
In time, Sasha and Ira decide to combine their faiths and form the Jewstian religion; someone who celebrates all of the major Jewish holidays, but still believes in Jesus the way Christians do.