Well some of you may have been kind of following the saga of my girlfriend and her insane father. Well, things are about to get interesting. For those of you who are just joining us, my girlfriend’s father is one of those Evangelical Fundamentalist types. He was none too fond of the idea that his little girl was going to begin dating a Catholic. But, after a year and a half, and quite a few email exchanges between him and myself, he has calmed down a great deal on the idea. Thank the Holy Spirit for that. I also gave him a Catechism, as I got tired of him “telling me” what the Catholic Church was teaching. That has helped a lot.
Ok, so enough background information. Here is the deal now. My girlfriend entered RCIA this fall. At first, I thought that this was just her way of finding out more about it, but that has changed. She is now talking about going through with a conversion at Easter. As you can imagine, this is like sweet music to my ears!
However, there is a problem in paradise. She is not the most assertive person in the world, and she sucks at making verbal arguments. She knows that if she tells her parents about her conversion that they are going to hit the roof. I am not sure what to tell her to do. I was wondering if anyone had some advice or experience in dealing with this one. My conversion was simple in comparison to the way hers may turn out.
All opinions are welcome.