Hi, I made an account here just to ask this.
I’m a devout Catholic, 26 yrs old guy. My girlfriend is a non-practicing Catholic (typical young european nowadays). Since we’ve been together, I’ve tried to support her to regain her faith. I do it slowly though, since I know she hasn’t been going to church for quite a long time. We go to church together every Sunday, pray together, etc.
In many occassions we tried to resist physical temptations. But recently we just couldn’t hold it any longer, and had fallen to it several times. I felt guilty, my girlfriend didn’t. We talked about it. She felt it was a normal physical affection and that it’s alright to share that between us. Somehow, I agree to that too.
My conscience is eating me right now. Here’s my dilemma: If I push her that it’s not okay to have premarital sex, I’m afraid that she will not continue to practice Catholicity anymore. I want to build a Catholic family with her, and gosh, it’s really difficult to find a practicing catholic girlfriend nowadays, let alone a really devout one.