1st - I really appriciate the help already provided by wise and thoughtful members on here. In a nut shell, a formerly quiet unknowledgable catholic that I was 15 months ago… has now become an obsessed researcher for truth- All because my girlfriend (who if it weren’t for religious differences would be my fiance), challenged my Catholic beliefs as well as tried to turn me on to her own Church style (non-denominational).
So far, we created books for one another, filled with homework-- questions, for each other to find answers to, so that we can understand one another, or prove reason/logic for our opinions.
We’ve hashed over Biblical proof of why shes right or I am
We’ve looked at history, looked at timelines for ideas… (as I constantly feel her ideas are only due to post 19th Century-- Rapture topics, and Non-Denom movements of the 1970s).
I try to say being Catholic is the fullest version of the truth, the most right, the best way…
Yet I have a girl in tears who genuninely believes that she is doing what she is suppose to, worshiping in the purest form (as she has very humble private speaking in tounges experiences)
I’m frustrated, and tired. I’ve been praying to the Holy Spirit in hopes of converting her - yet I’m tiring. It would be different if I were arguing Catholic vs a particular Protestent Denom. I do tend to ask her questions she can’t answer the “I’ve gotcha” style… and she asks me the “why in the world do you do this, or think thats”
…I’m not sure where to take things next.