Hi everyone. I'm hoping I can get some good advice here! I wasn't sure where to post this so I figured 'family life' would do for now.
Here's what's going on...I am now officially catholic! As of Easter vigil saturday I was welcomed to the church and am in love with my new home! But the only problem is my current significant other. We have been dating for a while and are very serious, sure of marriage etc.. but we have had a physical relationship before my baptism. Now that I have started over in a sense I really want to keep my promise to live by the church's teachings...so that means no 'hanky panky' (for lack of a better term). He is supportive of my conversion but doesn't understand my feelings about marriage and 'starting over' together. He came to my baptism (from across the country I might add!) but then made advances on Easter Sunday!
How do I communicate my feelings about this without him feeling like I'm pushing him away? I do love him and I want to be with him forever, but I would like to stay true to the Church teachings on this.
Any thoughts, advice, prayers etc are warmly welcomed!