Dear Anthony, I could use some advice as the non-Catholic party in my relationship. Should I just save both of us a lot of time and grief and end it now, or is there some hope that we could actually get married even though we have two different religions? I have discussed matters that involve non-Catholics before, and I am very interested in the concept of mixed marriages and their potential to be successful.
It makes me nervous, because I don’t want to get so far in our relationship and then have heart broken because I won’t become Catholic.
We live in an age where is extremely easy to meet someone under normal, everyday circumstances who is attractive in many ways, but does not share your religious affiliation and beliefs. No matter what your religion, in today’s society, moral issues surrounding sex (i.e., chastity, premarital sex, contraception, etc) seem to have become a non-issue.
For most of us, we are exposed to all kinds of people. It seems that everything about society has a pro-sex message and purpose.
I understand if you can’t answer this, but I thought I would give it a shot. It’s obvious from your question that have a religion that you practice.
You didn’t share specifically what it is, so I can’t be as specific as might be needed.
The best thing about catholic chat rooms is the fact that you can make new friends and form a deep and intimate relationship with someone who has a lot in common with you.
Free catholic chat rooms provide you with limitless opportunities when it comes to dating in the sense that you are no restricted geographically.
You can broaden your horizons and venture out for something more exotic and wonderful.
Since “test marriages” would be a violation of basic morals — even on the natural level — what we have instead is called courtship. I will not go into detail on many of those things one can read in a book such as Father Lovasik’s , or Father Kelley’s book on chastity I mentioned last week.
Courtship allows you to see if the one you’ve almost chosen is the one you’ll choose for life at the altar. This is a mixed audience and these subjects would be better handled in another venue, preferably in the home, where these books can be read with parents as your guides. What I would like to address is the notion of courtship and how it differs from the modern concept of dating.