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2017-12-12 21:44:20 -0500 asked a question Can I temporarily be in a relationship with a Christian?

I've mentioned this in a previous question, but I have just begun to learn about Sikhism and am still adjusting to the guidelines/commitments. I'm not even fully sure I'll be a sikh throughout my entire lifetime. However, for now, I have an important question. I am currently in a relationship with a Christian and have been for a few days past 6 months. I am aware a sikh can only marry a sikh, but if I am young do I have to limit my relationships to dating only sikhs? I am not even old enough to get married, so by the time that opportunity is available to me I may not identify with Sikhism anymore. (Of course it is something I feel very strongly about now, but since I am young my beliefs are fluid and constantly changing. Because of this, I don't know if my beliefs relating to Sikhism will last a few years or a lifetime.) If I still identify as a sikh by the time I'm old enough to get married, I'll think things out then. Though, for now could I remain in my relationship?

Follow up question: Can I slowly adjust myself into the lifestyle of a sikh, or do I have to suddenly commit? There are some things I just can't do, for example carrying a knife with me. Weapons are prohibited in my school, so I wouldn't be able to do that. Also I'm not sure my parents would allow me to do other things Sikhism demands. Could I do what I can for now, then once I'm an adult fully commit to the lifestyle of a sikh?

2017-12-12 21:03:32 -0500 asked a question My family makes me cut my hair. What should I do?

To be clear: I just began looking into sikhism. I'm not sure if this is a religion I will have a long-term commitment to, but for now I feel like this religion correlates with my beliefs. I want to stay as true to the religion as I can, which will prove difficult for me because of my young age.

Every month my mom makes me cut my hair. We always have the person cutting my hair trim off as little as possible, but she still wants me to get it cut because she wants me to get rid of my split ends. Additionally, when my armpit hairs grow out she'll shave them. (So far she hasn't commented on any other hairs, which I am grateful for). What should I do? Is a slight trim okay, if there's no way for me to get out of it? Or is cutting hair prohibited by any means?