Dating a catholic girl
He was handsome, friendly, athletic, smart, loyal, funny, caring, interesting, and . He visited aunts and uncles and played with his little cousins. I wanted my boyfriend to be able to come to my family gatherings and not be scared away. We had been dating over two years when I started my application process.
I was not willing to date casually and constantly wonder whether he was faithful to me and our relationship. We remained committed to one another and that meant always and every time coming to the table and resolving our conflicts. He never expressed interest in converting while we were dating and his mom was a bit wary, but he always respected that I was and always will be Catholic.
To me, marriage was for life and not to be taken lightly. He wanted his wife to be his partner in life, through everything, good and bad. We met multiple times with the deacon who was marrying us. They helped me decide and now here we are almost six years later with two beautiful children and completely devoted to one another.
He believed that any money we made would be our money and any debt would be our debt. Oh wait, just a little thing, was he willing to make the sacrament of marriage with me? Although he had NO idea what that would entail, he was willing to do it all. He’s even doing the Sign of the Cross and attempting to follow along during Mass so .
He wanted to have children and raise them to love the Lord.
You have to be able to answer the questions of why we do what we do. One of the biggest complaints of our faith from our non-Catholic Christian brothers and sisters is that Catholics don’t have a personal relationship with Christ, they don’t know Him or His word. We are each on our own journey down an individual path towards holiness. Our friendships survived a childhood of sleepover shenanigans, hanging out at the mall, trick-or-treating together, and dating various friends without ever actually being romantically involved. Faith was never an issue while dating because although Bob was Catholic and I was a non-denominational Protestant, he was a sort-of-almost-lapsed Catholic. I went to public school with our friend, who lived a few doors down from Bob.Little did I know that five years after we were married the Holy Spirit would call me to be in full communion with the Church. If you are hoping for conversion of a loved one, it is a good idea to dig a little deeper into what your faith actually believes.I wrote about that already (here) so let’s just jump to what you can do to help your loved one be or stay open to Catholicism during the dating years. Why do we believe in the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist? Signing up to be a sponsor for RCIA is a great way to become re-catechized and this will help you to fully understand the personal process that is conversation.