I'm in need of a little spiritual guidance. My boyfriend is Catholic and I'm just a Christian with no affiliation. We both agree that we have spiritual belifs great news but when it comes to the religious affiliation we're different. It's not that I wouldn't want this but I'm at a point where I'm still growing spiritually and I'm not ready to make any concrete decisions. He on the other hand is more set in his ways.
I am a passionate, type-A, control freak. He is a stubborn, equally passionate, and resolute person.
We had some conflicts in those dating days. We bickered and fought still do but he never took cheap shots. He never walked out. He never shut me out. He never used the silent treatment. He was never violent. He never betrayed my trust. Even when we were upset or mad or hurt, we took the time to hear one another out. He apologized for any wrong-doing. I apologized for my bad attitude.
We remained committed to one another and that meant always and every time coming to the table and resolving our conflicts.
Early on, he would come to Mass with me and I would go to church with him. He was respectful of my faith. He asked questions and never tried to change me. He never pressed me to abandon my beliefs.
I went through a crisis of faith in college, but he would encourage me to pray about it. If I were not able to talk about my faith or if I never was able to share it with him, I do not think we would have stayed in a relationship.
While I was applying to dental school, I had my first serious thoughts of marriage.
I applied to all the California dental schools, but some across the country. We also did not want to live together prior to marriage so it was clear that if we were to move away to dental school together, it would be as husband and wife.
It was also important to me that my future spouse had the same beliefs about marriage and the roles of spouses. To me, marriage was for life and not to be taken lightly. He believes the same. He wanted his wife to be his partner in life, through everything, good and bad. He believed that any money we made would be our money and any debt would be our debt. He wanted to have children and raise them to love the Lord.
And one month after I was accepted into dental school, he proposed to me. Oh wait, just a little thing, was he willing to make the sacrament of marriage with me? Good news, he was. Although he had NO idea what that would entail, he was willing to do it all. He took the NFP class with me. We went on the engaged encounter weekend. We put down the deposit on the church. We did it all. He wanted to do it all. That meant the most to me. And speaking of sacraments, he was willing to baptize in the Catholic Church any children we were blessed with.
At the end of the day, there are many factors that go into dating and choosing who to date-personalities, beliefs, values, life styles, etc. But when it comes to deciding to date a non-Catholic, maybe take some time to answer these questions. They helped me decide and now here we are almost six years later with two beautiful children and completely devoted to one another.
Jan 17, Help I'm a non-denominational Christian dating a Catholic. How do we find a common ground? I'm in need of a little spiritual guidance. My boyfriend is Catholic and I'm just a Christian with no affiliation. We both agree that we have spiritual belifs (great news) but when it comes to the religious affiliation we're different. This site is NOT an offer for prostitution. Money exchanged for time is for modeling and companionship only. No fees or tips of any kind will be quoted, Catholic Dating Non Denominational negotiated, assessed, or collected in exchange for any sexual conduct. Client understands and Catholic Dating Non Denominational agrees that sexual relations between client and model will NOT occur at any / 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).
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Jan 05, I am praying about it right now, and she keeps surprising me with how similar are beliefs are about dating. As a Non-Denominational Christian I see her Catholic faith as simply what works best for her for growing closer to God and having no base Doctrine other than being a Christian I see nothing wrong with the practices. Jan 03, If you are a Catholic dating a non-Catholic or a non-Catholic dating a Catholic in hopes of marriage, these are the 7 non-negotiable questions you need to know. Given the vast experience I'velearned in dating non-Catholics over the years, I thought I might pass along to other daters what is Non-Negotiable for Catholics when considering a mixed. Apr 27, He was handsome, friendly, athletic, smart, loyal, funny, caring, interesting, and not Catholic. And I was a goner. At first, I ignored it. He was non-denominational Christian and had a faith-filled upbringing. That was something right? But at some point I had to really decide if dating a non-Catholic was something I could do.
Yours is doing better than mine. I could pretty much check off all your same boxes.
My DH stopped coming to mass with us about 2 years ago. BUT he finally agreed to opening our lives to another baby. So now we have 2 boys and a newborn girl.
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St Joseph, Philamina and Maria Goreti came through. Thank you for spelling out the characteristic, I was mentally checking a person as I read along.
We shall see. Thanks for sharing. You laid out your thoughts and values out clearly and it was helpful for me to relive my own steps and considerations in marrying my non-Catholic husband.
Mar 18, There seemed to be a lot of words like "Father God," "Just," "In Jesus name," "We come together," This makes me laugh when people say Catholic prayers are all the same and aren't personal. For me, prayer became a lot easier once I started to look into specific Catholic prayers, written prayers, structured prayers.
Thank you for posting this! He says he wants nothing more than to support me in being the best Catholic woman I can be because he knows that is who I am and who God is calling me to be.
Jan 01, In many cases, though certainly not all, the non-denominational Bible study is the Trojan Horse that infiltrates the Catholic's mind and succeeds in drawing him away from the one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church-to join a Protestant group. Most of us have a family member or friend who has been affected in this way. Dec 22, The reason a Catholic/non-denominational marriage can be difficult is because of strong differences in belief, and basic views of truth. Imagine you have children: the Catholic believes that the children must be Baptised as soon as possible, and that this . So I have a friend who is dating a non-denominational girl and they have begun to talk about long term plans and the possibility of getting married. I was wondering if there was a resource out there for Catholics on how to deal with this type of situation and issues such as raising children Catholic when one parent is not, etc. Thank you.
He attends mass with me and he also started going back to his Christian church which I attend with him too it feels like a great praise and worship service and helps me walk into mass later in the day with a very thankful heart. Even though he has accepted getting married in the Catholic Church yes, he did not having any idea what all that includes, but we did have our first meeting with the marriage coordinator last weekhe is being very careful to say yes to converting.
Me and my ex-boyfriend who is Catholic talked about this once when we thought we'd be together forever obviously not anymore. I'm Anglican so perhaps it was easier for me to accept but we decided that any children we had upon ever being married would be raised Catholic, as tradition permits.
Each to their own, but I guess your first point of call is to try and understand the Catholic faith and learn about it.
When it comes down to it though, we all the same beliefs, just a different way of practicing them. You're unsure if you want to continue your relationship with him, because you are not sure in your religious views, and he has strong religious influences with him and his family. I have an uncle who is a Catholic, and has a wife who is Jewish.
My mother was a Episcopalian, but became a Catholic when she married my Catholic Father. The Christian concrete beliefs are the same from 1 sect to another, however, you are still unsure. What are you unsure about?
The main difference between Catholicism and other sects is that they follow the Pope, however, this is a rather large difference. If I were in your shoes, I would continue dating this man, and I would continue to consider my faith and what I believe in. You don't have to be of the same religious sect as your husband, however, if you are in the middle with your views, then you're not totally ostracized by the whole Catholic environment, in his family, and in his beliefs -since Catholics believe the same concrete beliefs with other Christians.
For what fellowship do righteousness and lawlessness have? Or what sharing does light have with darkness? According to God we must marry within our faith. You will have to become a Catholic or he as you. This Scripture above lets us know how God likes us to marry. My husband and I were not the same when we were married. It was not easy and when the babies started being born it was harder. I do understand why God gave us this Scripture. It is for our well being. We are now Jehovah's Witnesses and the children have been raised such and both are doing fine.
You have to be in agreement as to your faith or you will not grow spiritually. My best to you and your boyfriend to figure it out.
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Ask God for His Guidance and He'll put your path straight. One of you will HAVE to change and remember, he will be the head of your house hold. Carrie, religion has nothing to do with relationships. If you like him enough to have some small religious differences then so be it. Besides if your married to a person or dating a person with different religious beliefs it makes the relationship 10 times more interesting and unique.
You have more of an open mind. And as for raising your children.
You don't have to let his family dictate how you raise your kids. Do whatever you like. If you choose not to raise them religiously there is no harm done. Faith in God is not denominational. When the evangel was passed to take the Message to the gentiles, it was not a mandate to sectarian chauvinism.
The Catholics consider all Protestants and non-denominationals schismatics, but they would do well to remember that originally THEY were the schism, breaking away from the original, Byzantine Church. So long as you both are faithful to the Will of God, and recognize the Lordship of Jesus Christlas the Savior of Man, you have the Truth in both your hearts, and please God. It sounds to me like boath of you need to learn more about the Catholic Church. I would syggest contacting your local parish about the RCIA program.
It is designed for adults who want to become Catholic but anyone can attend. It will give boath of you some concrete knowledge about what the Church teaches, and answer any questtions you and your boyfriend may and will have.
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I went through this program two years ago. It was a wonderful experience. Carrie M.
Can anyone give me some much needed advice? Answer Save. Matt Lv 7. Two ways this can work for you both and kids.