I understand that Judaism does not permit inter-marriage, and also that some people do it anyway, particularly if the Jew in the marriage is not religious. What problems can arise for the people in such a marriage? (Assume the Jew is not religious.)
How are such couples treated by the Jewish community? And what would be the effect on the children of such a marriage? (I know that if the mother is Jewish the child is too, regardless of who the father is.)
PS - I'm asking these questions very humbly and hope I don't start any debate/flame war/ etc.