I am hoping that I can get some good solid advice here from others that share my faith. I have a great dilemma... two men have approached me with offers of marriage (NOT formal proposals yet but they have both stated that it is their intention to do so).
My question is... how important is faith prior to marriage?
My current boyfriend is amazing, treats me like I should be treated, wants me to meet his parents etc etc etc BUT is not Catholic (possibly wiling to convert and I am trying to lead him in the right direction :D), although he did attend my baptism/confirmation and is very supportive of my faith. He want's to go ring shopping this summer 'just to have a look around'.
The second man - a former boyfriend - treated me very poorly when we were together but has come to me saying it is the only thing is regrets, he loves me (which he never said before), would do anything to have me back, knows I'm the one for him AND he is Catholic. He in fact comes from a very large Catholic family and is one of 12 brothers and sisters (some of which I have met).
In this situation, how strong a role should faith play?
I know this is something I will have A LOT of thinking to do about, and that faith is not the only factor when thinking about this (I also know that I am ultimately trying to figure out who God has planned for me - and am thus praying very hard about this). Any and all advice - personal situations that are related and so on is welcomed. I can use all the help I can get!
Thank you and God Bless.