Catholics also see marriage between Catholics as an essential way of passing on the Catholic faith from one generation to the next.America is, however, a society in which Catholics and people of other religious faiths encounter each other each day.
We indeed may be attracted to a person whose life experiences have been different than our own. He encouraged me to go back to church and spend time with Christian friends because he knew it would help me. I just am happy with my decision, and believe that it is not a sin and God will bless my marriage and aid me through the difficulties. I am a Christian woman; I love Jesus and my heart follows Him. I always said I wouldn’t date non-Christians, but he caught me when I was slipping in my faith due to problems with my mum’s mental health.In fact, a 2007 survey on marriage by the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA) revealed that marrying another Catholic is a low priority for young Catholics.Of never-married Catholics, only 7 percent said it was “very important” to marry someone of the same faith. We’ve been talking about guys and romance for years here on the blog.In fact, we are revisiting some of our most read posts this month as part of our attempt to give you some great advice on the subject of romance.All things being equal, the Church would prefer that Catholics marry Catholics.Shared religious beliefs and practices are important factors in establishing a closer union with another person.Specifically, it seems that some of you are wondering if it’s okay to date non-Christians. God’s Word urges us not to link our lives with non-believers, and the consequences of choosing to do otherwise can be disastrous.But I know that you might not be willing to simply take my word on this one.