posted on Jun, 15 2004 @ 12:47 PM
Next month (July 14th) will be one year since my girlfriend and I started going out. I can honestly say that I'm in the best relationship I've ever
been in. We dated for a month or so (a few years ago) then stopped talking for a couple years, and then last summer we started hanging out again and
BAM we clicked and my life has been wonderful ever since.
There's one hang up in our relationship that hopefully doesn't lead to major problems, and that is the issue of religion. It's funny really,
because we're both Christian, but I'm a Catholic and she's a Protestant. She doesn't like Catholicism, she criticises it, wonders why I'm
Catholic, etc. I really don't have a problem with her thinking whatever she wants, because I know that we both believe in God and our underlying
beliefs are the same: it's just the technicalities and frilly things that differ between us.
A problem I can see happening is when it comes to if we were to get married. We talk about getting married, and I would love to spend my life with
her. The thing is is that she refuses to even think about getting married in a Catholic church, or practice Catholic rites. I was raised Catholic,
my entire family is Catholic, so this poses a problem. I'd like to get married by my priest, I want to see my children baptised, go through their
1st communion, eventually confirmation, etc. But with my girlfriend pretty much thinking Catholics are wrong/bad, I don't forsee any of this
Has anyone out there had similar experiences? What happens when a Catholic and a Protestant want to marry and raise children? I would appreciate any
feedback or advice. Hopefully someone can give a few words of advice that might be able to help me out. Thanks for taking the time to read about my