Hello all. I haven’t a clue if I am in the right forum for this topic, so I apologize if this is posted in the wrong place. At any rate, I am in need of prayers and advice regarding a situation that I am currently facing.
Several months ago, I befriended a guy from India. Mind you, he lives in India, so our contact has been limited to countless hours of talking/IMing/Skyping. Initially, I do not think either of us considered anything other than a platonic relationship; however, things changed drastically. I could see it leading in this direction, and today my feelings were confirmed when he said he loves me. Thing is, I think I am feeling the same way; he is everything I could ever hope for in a guy. ONLY problem? He’s Hindu.
Although he and his family are extremely tolerant (and even have respect for) the Catholic faith, I could never imagine myself starting a relationship with someone who was not Catholic…an entire vocabulary would be missing for us…nor would I expect him to convert solely for me. He knows I am a very devout Catholic (and even asks me to pray for him on occasion), but other than that, very rarely do we discuss religion.
What should I do? I feel at such a loss. If I cannot pursue a relationship with him, I will be saddened to think that I would lose such a wonderful man. But at the same time, the thought of starting something with a non-Catholic makes me extremely uneasy, as I know it should, as it is a tricky subject.
What would you do? What do I tell him? Should I completely forget about it? I am 19, almost 20, and he is 21, if that makes any difference.
Thank you all so much for taking the time to read this.