After 15 months of an enjoyable relationship (two 25 year olds), one that we imagined the likelihood of marriage, kids, etc…the last 5 months have not been fun but instead distant. Thanks to groups like Catholic Answers, you’ve been able to help me explain certain stances the Catholic Church has on the Bible and Christianity. The two of us have exchanged discomfort in each other’s Sunday services, acknowledged differences in our opinions of faith.
5 months of a rough relationship, I’m sure any of you can understand that it’s hard to enjoy one another when you’re having a subtle argument, an undertone of disagreement.
She is a passionate woman regarding her faith, she loves her Bible, her personal relationship with Christ, her family who also believes as she does… We met when my faith was weak. True, the last 4-5 years my personal faith and church going had dropped off. She inspired me to get back into more prayer, I thank her for that. But a rush of energy for Catholicism has filled me - as I believe being Catholic is the fullest version of the religious truth Christians search for – and as she helped me back to becoming more spiritual, we began to have differences.
These differences led to my research, using forums like this, buying books, CDs for the car, listening to Apologetics like Tim Staples, EWTN, Relevant Radio, and I’ve taken up a lot of the suggestions many in this forum have given me. I love my faith, I love learning more and it is time to communicate this with my girlfriend, a girl who I nearly engaged until the religious differences made me hesitant.
Months ago, we bought two blank note books, wrote down similarities, differences, and questions for each other. It was while researching this, that I began becomming more passionate about other issues as well, and I feel I’ve got a college Thesis of information that needs to escape my mind through my fingers and write them into a long heartfilled letter to her–
My Question is…
Where do I start?
Is there any recommendation on how I should explain, argue… I know I’m asking a general question to people who hardly know my personal situation, but you’ve all be great help in the past…