I have recently been in a struggle with the decision to move foward with a relationship. I started a friendship with a man 5 months ago and it has eventually turned into a very serious attractiveness. I would even go as far to say that he is "the one". The only problem is that he is not Catholic. He had a very hard childhood and grew up with no religion. As the case with many people in this country, he doesn't believe in organized religion. I know that I will not enter into any sort of commitment with a man who is not catholic because I choose to raise my children Catholic with my husband being the leader. But after much reflection and prayer, I can't help but believe that there is some reason for me to be in his life, and vice versa. I am very confused at this point and the decision on taking this relationship further needs to be made. Since I have this wonderful resource of Catholicmatch, I thought I would take a shot at it. Any suggestions?
A convert definitely, but since this man is not converted or shows any interest, it would be advisable not to follow your heart's desire so blindly. Just sure as the holy spirit can work through you to bring him into the Catholic faith you need to beware of who is working through to him to lead you from the flock. If you are going to go through with this relationship you need to put on the "suit of armor of Jesus Christs". St. Rita stayed true to her faith and she won her husband over.