I also threw out the question of if she'd ever become Catholic and her response was she already has good morals in her opinion and religion was not necessary for her to live a positive life.She also said she was unsure if a God exists but she also said she is not the one to determine that. I feel as if I have been very clear on what I need to do on my part of things being a Catholic and she accepted that 100% from what I can tell.
I also believe she was very sincere about this as we talked about this before we even started dating so I don't think she is saying that to just please me. that would be terrible, for you and for your children. There are so many nice Catholic young women out there. Just ask yourself, are you ready for that 10-15 years down the line? I can't find a Catholc girl for beans, mid-30s, starting over with females, and church has some slim pickings. She has nothing against Catholics but she just doesn't want to be tied down by a religion from what she says.
I understand this is all "she says this and she said that" but I do have an enormous amount of trust with her.
Now you'll have to excuse me, I need to go blast the Mormon Tabernacle Choir in my office.
I know this has been discussed a few times a while back but I'd still like some advice.
When we got sober, my husband tried to find a spirituality that he could accept, but today he's quite happily a staunch agnostic or, as he calls himself, "aspiritual." Throughout our twenty-two year relationship, he's viewed most of my spiritual explorations kindly, supporting me as much as he could. He could care less about church and I could care less about trains, but we're partners so we indulge each other without complaint.
But when I returned to my childhood church, he struggled -- just like I struggled when he gave up all attempts at spirituality around the same time. Ultimately, being married to an atheist as a believer is just like being married to someone that loves football when you can't stand the sport; you tolerate the differences because that is what couples do.
I love the classic hymns but they'd rather hear the song from The Grinch.
After 22 years together, we know the best way to make our relationship work -- whether we're talking about religion, television shows, or even what we like to eat -- is to understand that we do not have to agree.
My liberal feminist mother couldn't take it and we switched to a progressive Methodist church instead, a return to her childhood religious roots.