I’ve been dating my boyfriend in the past 1.5 years. His family is a christian & Kong hu chu mix, and he hasn’t had any proper religious education / belief in any of them. When we started dating I have set a condition that he must convert to Catholic if we were to date, and he agrees. He is a nice guy, with a bright mind, kind, and often sacrifices his time for me, thus I enjoy spending time with him.
However, none of his closest friends are Catholic. Even more, one of them practices Reiki Tuomo, which upon some google search I made seems to be not aligned with catholic. Now, this one friend keeps asking him to go with him doing mediation and he agrees to go for one as this activity promised that it will bring peace. He even bought a plane ticket just for that right away. I told him that I prefer him not to go, but he insisted on going, saying that if I ask him to join for any catholic related events he will agree to.
Also, this one friend of him keeps telling him that Reiki is also supported by some Pastors who also practices Reiki + catholicism. Thus, he should not worry as both are aligned to each other.
I’m now confused about our relationship. I wanted a catholic man, yet he doesn’t seem on his way to becoming one. Is it my fault? I’ve tried to bring him to church for about 3 months on & off (sometimes he said he is too tired then I go alone). And I’m thinking to bring him to RCIA weekly. But he didn’t seem to have an initiative to go deeper in faith on his own.
Yet I started to think, is it really my duty to make him a catholic man? Should I give up? I’ve been praying to God asking for my boyfriend to develop a belief in Him, yet it hasn’t been answered.
I asked my parents — both are catholic— about this, yet they simply reassure me that since he had no belief, before we get married he should be easy to convert.
What do you think? This has been bugging me for months Thanks in advance.