I have been with a very amazing girl for about a year now. I deeply care for her and I think she is the most wonderful and amazing woman I have ever met. She is agnostic. When we first met, she was a strong agnostic, but baptized Catholic as a child. When I told her I was a practicing Catholic she said immediately responded with, “Oh, I mostly just believe in science.” Over the course of the next few months I was able to dispel her ignorance about the relationship between religion (specifically Christianity) and science. I educated her on the theology of the Church and on the Bible and who Jesus is and what he wants for us. I feel like I have been catechizing her to an extent. At this point, I have gotten her to the stance of weak agnostic. Very weak agnostic. She is leaning towards Christianity. She is so close to accepting the truth! She wants Christ,I can see it, but she is still falling short, and I gotta say it’s frustrating.
Now, to make it clear, I don’t force anything on her. It’s her decision ultimately. I do strongly encourage her but I never force her to go to Mass with me or pray or read the Bible or anything. We have actually prayed together a few times and it was nice and she enjoyed it too. When I ask her though if she fully believes she says, “I really really want to, and I feel like at times I do, but other times I don’t because my mind is always doubting even though I really desire to be a true Christian.” It’s been like this for the last few months now. I am trying to be patient, and as said it is a bit frustrating and disappointing. I don’t understand how someone this close to the truth still has a piece of them holding back. In the end though… it’s her decision to make and I understand that.
What should I do CAF? Should I just continue to encourage until maybe she fully accepts the truth? I really need some kind of advice on this from other Catholics/Christians. I think I am going to see if my priest can give me any advice and maybe visit us. It would also be nice to hear advice from you guys and how to deal with a person in this kind of situation.
God bless! :crossrc: