He and I have been together a year and have even discussed the future to some length including some day getting married, having a family, etc. We’re both practicing Catholics. Recently, a discussion came up about homosexuality. I staunchly affirm the Church’s teaching on human sexuality and neither support the union of persons with SSA nor the opportunity for same sex couples to adopt children. He has since told me that he was afraid of my reaction but went ahead and revealed that he doesn’t see anything wrong with same sex couples adopting children or getting “married.”
I was, well, bitterly disappointed. I will say, I was worried something like this would come up because his family background has always seemed a bit “liberally-Catholic” for lack of better term. However, in the time that we’ve been together, I’ve seen improvements in his faith life and I’ve tried to help him get to know the teachings of the Church better. I’m afraid of what this new development means for our relationship. Do I leave him? Is this an overreaction if I break it off after all this time? Do I stay and continue to pray for his conversion in this belief? Do I try to acknowledge his points and then explain why the Church teaches the way it does? (I do feel as though ignorance is a large part of this.)
Hoping you guys will have some advice or maybe personal stories to share! No matter what advice you end up leaving, I beg you please pray for him.