Hello my friends, I humbly ask for advice. I was born and raised a German Catholic, I was baptized, had communion, learned the bible. In my late 20s though I had a regretful phase of confusion and decided to leave the church. I must clarify, only left the status of being a paying member (in Germany you have to pay church tax money every month for being a member, and over the years it is a lot) - I continued to respect, honor, and live my Catholic belief as a human being.
Well, some years later I have found the love of my life - a Romanian Orthodox - with whom I share very similar beliefs, for a year now we both live respectful as a pre-marriage couple, we even pray together - but now I don’t know how I can marry her. Yes, officially for the government is not a problem, but we both wish to marry in church as well.
I don’t know if I can easily (or if I’m even being allowed to) convert to Romanian Orthodox. I know I can re-enter German Catholics, but I don’t know if I can marry her as that. She has offered to convert to Catholicism but I’m not sure I want that as I would like to have her keep her traditions. On the other hand, we want to have kids and we were thinking that it might be easier for them to have my local religion, as Romanian Orthodox churches are obviously a rarity in my country.
What do you think? I gracefully thank for your help.