My daughter is confused. The priest has told her she should not marry a noncatholic. I told her it is a sin per the catechism. She loves a Christian and has told him she will not marry him unless he is a Catholic. They have been dating for a year. He wants to marry her and has made his intentions known to his family and church friends. It is difficult, understandably to leave them behind if they no longer wish to socialize with him if he converts.
My daughter went on a weekend outing with her parish’s catholic woman. They told her she should love him for loves sake. Now my daughter is reevaluating everything and feels she has been controlling and may come off demanding. (This is not her personality, she is on fire for her faith).
Her boyfriend attended Communion Liberation while she was in Vermont working on her master’s. He is to attend RCIA. She does not want him going out of pressure. Her goal is that their children and they would live in the truth of the Catholic Faith.
Tonight after her weekend with the Catholic friends has left her lost, doubting herself. I know she would be engaged and married to this man now if he were catholic.
My advice to her is to go to Mother Mary and pray. I pray and go to daily mass frequently asking for assistance. Is there something more I can do or say to comfort her.
They have known each other for 8 years, they have much in common and do love each other.
Thank you very much.