I am protestant and my boyfriend is catholic. When we first started dating I was sure this was going to cause a conflict but he assured me that because we both love and worship the same Jesus despite different sects, things would be ok. We have been dating for a time now and are realizing more and more that each of us is firm in our individual faiths. We are not lackluster Christians by any means however, this very passion that originally attracted us is now causing a rift. I have never been one to quit easy and I am just not ready to give up, I suppose I am just absolutely love sick. Is there any hope for common ground? Hi Ashleyn, You are not in an easy position.
If you are not ready, ie still in education, between jobs, involved in other commitments, you should not be dating.
Stages Of A Traditional Catholic Courtship
Fulfill that need for companionship by having female friends and engaging in other social activities or groups. Unless courting, unmarried persons have no business in keeping company ie spending lots of alone time together with a member of the opposite sex. Building a chaste, holy marriage begins before you get married and the only legitimate reason for company-keeping is courtship, which is a preparation for marriage.
Before embarking on a traditional Catholic courtship, you need to ensure that both you and your intended are prepared, spiritually, financially and mentally. Catholic Courtship is the period after spiritual, mental and financial preparation has been completed. The true man of virtue, who is mature and responsible, will ensure himself and his finances are in order, to properly care for his prospective wife and family, before embarking on courtship.
If one is sure that one has a vocation to marriage, but is not yet able to court i. You do not want to be an occasion of scandal or sin to the other person. It is a sin of presumption to place yourself in the danger of sin before you are able to provide for a family.
Regardless of how handsome or talented he may be or of how much money he has, if he has no virtue, you will be absolutely miserable in the marriage and will pay for it for the rest of your life.
Once you two have determined that you intend to court, he needs to approach your father or male head of the home to ask permission to court you and then you two move on to the next stage. Need gift ideas to give her at this stage? Click HERE. So you have decided you wish to court her, if you are a guy. Or you have decided to accept his request to court you, if you are a woman. Lose him if he is pushing for intimacy. He does not respect or love you; has no intention of marrying you and he simply wants to use and then discard you, like trash.
A truly virtuous and honourable man will defend your purity, your honour, and your reputation. If he is not doing this, he will not make a good husband or father as he has no clue on protecting and defending his family. It generally begins with him asking your parents or family elders for your hand in marriage and then proposing to you. Obviously, we are both Christians, but there is enough difference to give me slight pause and start me to thinking before I pursue any relationship beyond friends realize I tend to way over think things "big picture" long term wise; I was an avid chess player and I think this may be a side effect.
Protestant and catholic dating
This is not as much about her and I in specific, but protestant-catholic dating in general. In the event a Protestant and Catholic get married, how do you reconcile where you get married? The Catholic would want a Catholic wedding, whereas a Protestant would want to be married by their pastor.
Can a Catholic marry a Protestant?
How do you raise the kids catholic or protestant? Where do you go to church? How do you reconcile any doctrinal beliefs? I realize these are all valid questions in any setting where you are dating someone from any other church than your own, but it is also even more applicable in such a large difference as Catholic and Protestant. Any advice on these topics I brought up or any other that you may think of for this situation?
I don't know all the policies regarding denominations and sects and such for this website.
I tried to frame this question as tactfully and respectfully as I could so as not to offend anyone. I hardly know this girl and I shouldn't have even brought her up.
Why not find a girl you have something in common with denominationally and doctrinally? You are going to find the difficulties very daunting. If this girl truly has a heart for the Lord she will see that the mass is contrary to the truth of scripture, she will see that there is only one head of the church which is Christ, and she will see that there is only one vicar which is the Holy Spirit.
Oct 27, Hello again. I am seeking advice regarding Protestant-Catholic dating. I am a non-denominational Christian and am interested in a Catholic girl I know. Obviously, we are both Christians, but there is enough difference to give me slight pause and start me 5/5(1). Jul 28, Should a Catholic Date a Protestant? Posted July 28, by Chris Easterly. 21+ Share expectations faith family friendship healing hope Lent loneliness long-distance relationships love marriage never married online Catholic dating online Catholic singles online dating online dating success stories patience Peace pope francis prayer. May 17, This has been SUPER requested!!! My thoughts on a Catholic dating a Protestant and if you should try to convert each other: YESSS if you believe in Absolute Truth! MY VIDEO on if Christians should.
Its not even about being protestant either, its about having the same faith of abraham, thats what its all about, the believers in the first second and third century came to faith, and walked by faith, just how abraham did.
And this is before the reformation. My husband was a Catholic when I married him, he soon joined my side.
I initially wanted a protestant church on the side for its social ct. I hated constantly going to mass as a single guy in his 20s. It was lonely and depressing. Also, there are literally no catholic girls in their 20s who are into their faith around catholic dating is really hard these days for some reason. I know a lot of guys who agree. Sep 06, I am protestant and my boyfriend is catholic. When we first started dating I was sure this was going to cause a conflict but he assured me that because we both love and worship the same Jesus despite different sects, things would be ok. We have been dating for a time now and are realizing more and more that each of us is firm in our individual faiths. Nov 05, This is not as much about her and I in specific, but protestant-catholic dating in general. In the event a Protestant and Catholic get married, how do you reconcile where you get married? The Catholic would want a Catholic wedding, whereas a Protestant would want to be married by their pastor.
We had 25 wonderful years when I lost him 6 years ago. It makes a lot of difference Unless it's changed in the last ten years, if she is a true catholic to her faith, she will not marry you unless you convert The question of marriage, how to raise children, family commitment to your religions separately or must you believe together as a family. From many Protestant denominations perspective, a believer is a person who has made a decision for Jesus, has faith in Jesus alone as the only way to God with no works of our own, and has been indwelt by the Holy Spirit.
The belief in Jesus and His completed work of His death, burial and resurrection makes a person righteous in standing. A person who has not made that choice for Jesus alone, with no additional works to achieve heaven, are considered an unbeliever, unrighteous in God's eyes, and without the Holy Spirit, lawless.
On her death bed, she had a revelation that her husband would be converted and would eventually become a priest. My mother is Protestant and my father is Catholic. They have been married over 35 years. The issue there is that my father let go of his Catholic faith for a great number of years and even stopped attending Mass. We were not raised Catholic. I am a convert. It was not until I started attending and one day had a very frank talk with my father and asked him why he had made the decision to forgo Catholic teaching and it came out that he did not know the Catholic teaching.
A month later my grandfather died. I made one phone call to make sure that my father knew that he should go to confession before receiveing Eucharist at the funeral since he had not been attending Mass which he did.
Stages Of A Traditional Catholic Courtship Posted on July 27, February 13, by admin With over 50of marriages ending in separation and divorce, it is important that one prepares for a successful marriage by following God's guidelines for courtship. However, if there is a strong Protestant and a strong Catholic, I believe it would be unwise in most cases for the two to start dating or to get married. You may also like: When Should a Christian Couple Say "I . Nov 09, So my boyfriend's Protestant. I told him I'm Catholic. He's not so fond of Catholicism but he doesn't mind me being Catholic but from what I've heard and read, Catholics and Protestants just don't go together. We never have a fight but we get along so well. We both went to private schools. He went to a Protestant school and I went to a Catholic school.
My father has been attending Mass ever since. But sadly this is the age we are in. I am happy my dad has come home. I am happy for the times my dad and I have shared Eucharist. My mother may even be starting RCIA in the fall but it has taken this long. I tell you this so you know. During early stages of dating, my wife was still a Catholic and we spent hours upon hours talking about our faith in God and our love for Jesus Christ. I attended a few Catholic services, and she visited my church.
Before we married, my wife decided to join my church.
We are united in our faith have never looked back since and now have a 2 year old daughter and another on the way. God has blessed us. However, there have been challenges and hurtful times, specifically with my in-laws who are strong Catholics. They also said they would encourage friends and relatives not to attend - this hurt my wife deeply. So we married in the Church. We love our family and might have our own personal convictions on these things, but will still support them. And more recently, insistence on Catholic education for our daughter, by my in-laws.
Like I said, I love them and we generally have a good time together, but these choices are between me and my wife. The most important thing in all of this is that my wife and I are united. And we do lots of praying!
Catholic Living. Family Life. Snowymom November 6,pm 2. I will pray for you guys.
JerryS November 6,pm 4. God be with you in your journey. Redratfish November 6,pm 5. Your faith is at the core of who you are, and his is too. How do you make that work? NiceMimi November 6,pm 8. Bluegoat November 7,am To be honest, I think the odds are against it.
I am very familiar with this, both in my marriage and in that of my closest brother. And good luck. Bluegoat November 7,pm Ashleyn: Everyone is different.
Her prediction came true. SusanneT August 27,am Paddy August 27,pm