Hi all - thanks in advance for your understanding and kind responses, and thanks for being gentle in your judgements.
I am a “new” Catholic, but am proud to be one. Previous to being received fully by the Catholic church, my boyfriend (now fiance) and I moved in together… with his two children from a previous relationship.
Since converting fully to the Catholic faith, I have on numerous occaisons confessed my sins, such as pre-marital cohabitation, etc.
His two children have been through many hardships in their young life. Though he and I are scheduled to be married in approximately a year, I think it is in the best interest of the children for us to remain living together as a family though it goes against the faith. They have suffered many losses and I feel that we shouldn’t confuse them further. Thoughts?
Also, once we are married, I want to bring the children into Catholicism. They have been raised thus far in a non-denominational Christian faith, which is far different from the quiet beauty of the Catholic church. Their idea of going to church is clapping hands, dancing, and singing loudly to contemporary music. Any suggestions on how to introduce them to the faith without ‘scaring them off?’