Do My Parents Have The Right To Tell Me Not To See Her?I'm a 24 year old mmale who just started grad school about a month ago. In order to save on money, I decided to move back into my parent's house. It should be noted that my parents are very traditional, conservative Christians. Before I moved back home to starct school, I was living in a different state and developed a relationship with a great girl who I now love deepply. It's the first time either of us have been in love and the love we have is very stong for another.
Well, my parents approached me about a week or so ago and told me that I should break up with her because she is not a Christian (This was after she came over to me house and met my family and they liked her and acted nice towards her, etc). I immediately told me that I would not do so, because we cared about each too much and because we shared a connection that neither of us have had. She is not an atheist, she just hasn't devoted herself to one religion or another. The Bible states that Christians aren't to be "unequally yoked" with nonbelievers, and my parents are saying that since she isnt a Christian I shouldnt begin a relationship with her for there is apossiblity that it could lead to marriage, which is taken to be wrong when looking at the Bible.
The weekend after my parents gave me their suggestion, I went to visit her. There was an uproar amongst my older sisters (who don't like her for me because "they think" she's not the one for me), and of course, my parents weren't happy because she isn't a Christian.
We miss each other so much and it is so difficult to say goodbye whenever one of us leaves the other. We only live about 4 hours away and we would really like to see each other at least every 3 weeks. She has told me that she will wait however long it is till we can see each other, but I know that being apart is just as hard for her as it is for me. I want/need to see her again next weekend, but my concern is that I'm going to face even greater opposition from my family when I tell them; I'm afraid they'll flat out tell me "no" this time and prohibit me from going.
DO you think they have the right to prevent me from going to see my girlfriend who supports everything about me, even my faith? Afterall, I am, afterall 24, but then again I am living in their house again. If they tell me not to this time and I still go, I feel that it might cause further strain on my relationship.
i just don't know what to do. I don't know how to approach them and tell them that I want to go and I don't know how to handle their response if it's just a flatout no. If anybody has any suggestion or advice, or maybe has been in a similar situation, please don't hesitate to give input. Thanks!!