So this is an honest question, and I’d really like input from married women with kids. So, over the years I’ve dated a number of Catholic women- from those who were more “EWTN-type” Catholics to those who were Traditional Latin Mass goers, to Eastern Catholics.
In almost all of the cases, these were GREAT women, and they did practice the Faith, but it did not seem like they were very diligent with spiritual practices (daily Rosary, etc) nor did they take an interest in LEARNING more about the Faith through apologetic or reading spiritual books, etc.
On the other hand, I am friends with a number of married couples on Facebook and I noticed that the majority of the Catholic women that are “on fire for the Lord” (as the Protestants would say) are married Catholic women with children. I have this theory that the act of having children triggers some kind of “motherly instinct” where now the woman becomes more religious because she realizes she is now in charge of passing on the Faith to another human being.
It seems the Catholic guys I know are all about studying the Faith and going to Mass and praying the Rosary, whereas the Catholic single women I know, while they are PRACTICING Catholics, are more interested in having fun, going to restaurants, etc.
I’d like some input from married women with children on this. Did you become more religious when you had kids?