(Please pardon any grammar/spelling errors - I am sobbing as I write this)
I have just recently been brought back to my faith, and I am looking to be confirmed in the Catholic church. I feel a connection to God there that I have never felt before (or, at least, haven’t felt in a long time).
Unfortunately, my boyfriend of a little over two years doesn’t really understand this. We started our relationship, and moved in together, when I had lost my faith. When I told him that I had attended a Catholic Mass, he told me that he would “never date a Catholic girl.” He only attended my former (Episcopal) church when I had a solo in the choir. While he said that he might attend a Unitarian Universalist church, he said he felt uncomfortable at my former place of worship. When I told him (recently) that I really wanted to get married in a church, he said that he wouldn’t want to do that because it would feel fabricated to him.
I feel a tugging at my heart to break up with him and move out when legally and financially possible. I know that living the way I am is against God’s will… but I really do love this man, and he really is a wonderful boyfriend and person. While we are comfortable in our relationship right now, though, I can see our faith differences leading to problems down the road, especially if we were to get married and have children (which was our plan).
Pray for me, my brothers and sisters in Christ, that I may have the strength to leave him and do God’s will. I feel very emotionally weak right now.