I find keeping my distance with even Catholic men who may enter into a conversation. With my first marriage being not Catholic.
Fear, I guess of all the bad stuff happening again. I know a Catholic man, devote in his faith would work with me on the marriage rather than challenge me all the time in a secular way.
I know I have to keep trying to trust more, and let Christ guide me.
You know, after being on my own for more than ten years with the Lord, it's difficult for me to allow a man back in.
I guess I am being selfish with the Lord and am trying to trust the dating path again.
I think we all share similar feelings and bring together a commonality that provides encouragement.
Shortly after my husband died, I returned to Catholicism after being, for the sake of unity, in numerous Protestant churches with him. I discovered Catholic Match on the back of the church bulletin and was delighted to know that I had a wonderful way to seek and find a good Catholic man. First and foremost I knew I would not settle for less than a man who totally shared my faith and values. You are absolutely right in only wanting a devout Catholic.
Sandra, I think that being selfish with the Lord is perfectly fine. There are many references in the Bible speaking of the Lord as Husband (Isaiah 54:5-6, Jeremiah 3:14, Jeremiah 31:32, Hosea 2:16 and even in the New Testament 2 Corinthians 11:2).