I’m new here, so maybe my thread isn’t supposed to be in this forum, I don’t know… if it isn’t supposed to be, I’m sorry.
I don’t know exactly why I’m posting here… I probably just need support. :o Basically, I’m a brand new catholic, it’s been around a year now, and I’m pretty happy except for a few things…
First, my friends and family don’t practice. Most of them are agnostic. I really feel lonely sometimes, because I can’t express my faith with them. Saying things like “I’m going to mass tomorrow morning” still makes me shy, because sometimes their reaction is strange. One of my best friends once said to me: “Why do you go to mass? It’s so old school!” I didn’t know what to say to her, how to explain it!
Second, I’m a seventeen-year-old, and seventeen-year-old girls often start to think about a relationship. I am not ready at all to have a family, in fact I even doubt that I could handle having a boyfriend, but my dream, one day, is to have a large family and a faithful husband. My question is: is it possible to have a faithful husband? Cheating on the wife runs in my family, and I’ve been terribly hurt by this. Are there really good guys out there? Guys who want a big family and who want to romance the same girl forever? Does it exist?
Third, I live in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, and here people don’t practice religion anymore since the Quiet Revolution during the 1960’s. The thing is, I really want to marry a Catholic (If I’m called to the married life, that is, but I think I am.) How do I deal with this? Do I simply put the matters in God’s hands?
I’m ashamed of saying this, but these days I wonder if God forgot me. I don’t feel him when I pray.
Thank you for reading this. I’m sorry it was so long! I have so much on my mind, and it really helped me to write it in a Catholic forum.
God bless you all!! :angel1: