I am currently in the process of serious discernment for what my vocation is in my life. I am a 23 year old male, and see both the priesthood and married life as vocations that would provide me fulfillment. I have spoken to the vocations director for my diocese, and have been praying about starting the application process for seminary.
At the same time, I have reconnected with a best friend who is a Catholic female. She does not live the pious Catholic life, but I see so much good in her. We have both been open that we have an attraction to each other, but from our conversations, I think she would like to act on this attraction in a immoral way.
I hope the following question does not offend, but am I being distracted by the devil through this girl? I know that if we were to get together, there would have to be ground rules to make, and to use our actions more strongly than our words.
Truly, I am confused. I could see myself with this girl, but at what price? The possibility of me losing my soul to gain her heart? If I go to seminary, I will never know if her and I would have worked out. However, by becoming a priest, I will know my love for her will be fulfilled through the sacraments.
Pray for me, my brothers and sisters of Christ. Any advice would be a blessing.