i know, in general, the church encourages us to date and marry within our own faith but dispensations can be given.
i definitely understand the difficulties that come along with this and personally, i don’t think it’s something i would ever do. everyone thinks I’m weird because of that though. my family, even many of my other catholic friends or acquaintances. but my faith is the most important thing to me, if the person I’m marrying doesn’t share it, what’s left really?
on the other hand, I’ve read many conversion stories where it was precisely the marriage which helped them to convert. not that they simply did to get married but the constant exposure and good modeling from the other spouse
so i don’t know, in some situations, i guess it can be worked out
so, in which types of scenarios does the church give permission to do this? what would be a legitimate reason?
what do you think?