Atheist dating a catholic girl

Recently she has wanted to become more active in her church and has expressed the fact that she does not understand my views on god.

Just kind of looking for what you can tell me about past experience with this situation. I've been in a relationship with my SO for almost 2.5 years and this topic has come up but we've never reached a conclusion.

As Lisa Cotter explains in her blog about “evangedating,” “sometimes God uses human love and attraction to bring people closer to Him.” Check out her article to read about scenarios where dating a non-Christian could be where God is (or isn’t) leading you.

I can tell you from my experience, though, that there are a lot of advantages in dating (and marrying) a Catholic.

Essentially, you have to have mutual respect for each other's religious differences.

If she wants to be more active at her church, let her. However, she needs to understand that you do not believe in a god, and that she shouldn't push the point, either.

Before I met my husband Brian, I dated guys all over the faith-spectrum – from Catholic gone atheist, to non-practicing Protestant, to Catholic-ish, to Evangelical, and some in between.

During this time I realized how much faith affects our life, from the little things (the sign of the cross before meals) to the big things (sex before marriage).

The goal of dating should be to discern if this is the person God is calling you to marry.

The most important relationship in our life should be the one we have with God.

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