Some Christian denominations allow their members to marry whomever they please, others discourage it, and others just don't allow it (you are either disfellowshipped or the church refuses to perform the marriage).

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Even people who are not Jehovah's Witnesses and belong to other churches would find it wise to marry someone who shares the same faith.

It is just one of the many compatibility aspect of finding a mate.

I can answer this off the top of my head, but I have no time to look for sources right now, so I'll put it in a comment. 0) First of all, persons who are not baptised as a JW, but only raised as a JW, are free to live their lives as they see fit (there is no infant baptism among JW's).

They are not considered as JW's and the society can not officially sanction any of their life style choices.

The reason why others got disfellowshipped is not their marriage to a non-Witness in itself, but the immorality or pre-marital sex involved, which is very common when a Witness develops a relationship with a non-Witness, simply because they may not share the same views on this matter.

However, dating couples who are both Witnesses are not free from the dangers of immorality even though they both should have the same views on pre-marital sex.Basically he advises to stick with your partner (1 Cor. So in that case, JW's are married with non-witnesses and have to do everything in their power to make the marriage work.2) Persons who are unmarried adults and baptised as a JW, are encouraged to marry only other baptised JW's (of a different gender).The same goes for disfellowshipped persons or persons who disassociated themselves from the JW's.So many persons who are raised as a JW, do not consider themselves JW's (although the outside world might perceive them this way) and they live with partners whom they choose 'freely' (of course one has to take into account some pressure from family, peer pressure and pressure from society in general, which limits the free choice of most persons).For example, if a sister was once disfellowshipped, from a human standpoint it may be hard for her to find a suitable brother who is not judgmental and would accept her everything and marry her, so she can either date an inactive passive Witness or go out to the world and scan through a lot of other options and just get married, with all the consequences she will be facing in mind. Some brothers also choose to marry outside because they always get rejected by sisters inside. Brother and sister are just terms for fellow Witnesses. JW's seem to think that Christians outside of JW's really do not have the truth.