Hi all, this my first post in this forum, I hope this is the correct section for my post and I’m sorry for my bad English.
Here is my story;
I’m currently 26 and dating a protestant girl; if I’m not mistaken, her church is a Reformed denomination.
I’m thinking of marrying her in 1 or 2 more years from now and I really hope that she can convert to catholic before the marriage.
The problem is, she is not willing to convert; she never asks me to convert to her religion either.
She doesn’t mind to marry me even if our religion is not same. She is thinking something like this “our religion is different and so be it”.:(
I tried talked to her and discuss about our faith, and it goes to arguing each other.
I gave her many books about catholic faith, conversion story, etc but it seems it doesn’t change any of her perspective.
I thought that her rejection of her conversion is not only because of the faith, but also because of her family and friends. Maybe she is feeling guilty to her society, when she converts to Catholic.
How to encourage her about this situation??
I cannot think any other way to make her convert. All I can do is pray; almost in each of my prayer in the last 2 years of my relationship with her, I did pray for her, hoping that she can open her heart for Catholicism. I will continue doing this and I really need your help also to pray for her.
I don’t want to and cannot force her to convert but I really want her to come to Catholicism.
I did have told her about marriage in Catholic; that we have to promise to raise our children in Catholic faith. She actually has no problem with that, but I’m still worried that our future children will get confused in their faith.
Now, almost every Sunday morning we go to Catholic Church and right after that we continue to her church.
When I said that I don’t to go to her church, she also said that she doesn’t want to come to Catholic Church with me.
So I’m thinking, I will accompany her to her church so that at least she can come and see the mass in Catholic Church.
Am I doing the right thing?:shrug:
If by the planned time of our marriage come and she is not yet convert to Catholicism, what should I do? Should we continue with the marriage?
For any Catholic in this forum who is converted from Protestantism, could you share a little bit of your story?
What makes you willing to convert?
And what is your suggestion for me to do? Have I done the right thing?
Thanks before for any of your answer.