I am planning to do the Novena to the Lady of Good Success starting on January 24th requesting to help me find a spouse. I try my hardest to be a good christian. I try not to miss church, ,I pray every night and often do so during the day, I have given up masturbation and deleted all the porn off my computer, and I try to keep the Devil out of my heart.
Right now, the only concern that I have is that I watch shows like "Family Guy" and "South Park". I know that these shows often have jokes about Christianity in them that are often in bad taste. The thing is, I usually don't find the religion jokes in those shows to be funny, it's the social satire and pop-culture references that I enjoy.
I have heard people say that God is just, fair, and merciful, and that he looks to our hearts and to our faith. Does this mean that watching these shows won't hurt my Novena? I have grown spiritually a lot in the past couple of months, despite still watching that stuff. Obviously God knows how important my desire to have a relationship is, so he's not going to not bless me because of something trivial like that, is he?