Can we still get married and have kids, if I want to stay Catholic and he wants to stay Mormon?
Faith Over Family: A Dating Dilemma for Mormon Singles . faith – as a result I kept my relationship with a Catholic boy from school a secret. A Mormon and a Catholic Dating. In the following e-mail exchange, the e-mailer's comments are in black and enclosed in "greater than" and "lesser than" signs. Old 29th September , AM. pixiegurliechick. New Member. Join Date: Sep Posts: 6. He's Mormon and I'm Catholic.
I am also being confirmed May 12th, which is another reason why this is a bit confusing for me right now. I'm not so sure what to believe in anymore, other than what I have always followed - my heart. Right now, however, my heart is overjoyed as I have met a truly special and unique guy He's going on his mission in September or so, but as of May 27th I won't see him until We're going our own paths now and we'll see what happens in a couple of years, though the way I am feeling right now I honestly see myself spending the rest of my life with him.
I would, however, have to convert for that, and I believe those are completely wrong reasons to convert. That is also another reason why I want to wait and find out more about Mormonism in college, away from my family and from him. I want to figure it out for myself.
I read through sections of your website and I guess the reason I write to you now is because you converted at the age of 14 and seem to stand up strongly and truthfully for what you believe. Since you were a part of it I wanted to have a little bit of insight from you. What made you leave the church, where do you stand now, how has your life change, and any thoughts on what I might do or how I might go about doing it. My boyfriend has already told me a few times that no matter what I decide convert or not he will never look down on me and hopes we'll be friends indefinitely.
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He's quite a gift I received, and I want to do this right, but I feel like I need some guidelines. I have also been taking confirmation classes to learn more about my own religion and I also feel close and strong to my church, but as you can see, I am a bit torn apart.
First, to be clear I have not been a Mormon.Caller asks: Should I Marry a Mormon girl if I am Christian?
You must be thinking of the author of one of the articles on my site written by someone other than me. But I have studied Mormonism quite a bit and have spoken with Mormon missionaries on several occasions. Since you have apparently fallen in love with a Mormon it is understandable you would be open to his religion.
But as you correctly note, this is not a good reason to convert to a religion. But it is going to be hard for you to be objective as your feelings for him will cloud your judgement. It's interesting that you are currently Catholic as I have always felt there are many similarities between Mormonism and Catholicism.
But there are profound differences between either and Protestant Christianity. I try to discuss these differences on my site, and it would help to clarify things if you tried to understand these differences. When you say you are beginning to understand Mormonism, please note that they often will not tell people "up front" their real beliefs. I document on my site what Mormon "prophets" have taught over the years, but such teaching are often not taught someone until they are far into the Mormon religion.
But as you see, I document clearly on my site that Mormonism does in fact officially teach such tings. As for Catholicism, I also try to document what they teach on my site. So I would suggest you read through the articles on my site on both Mormonism and on Catholicism. You'll see I've also posted discussions I've had with Protestants who were dating Mormons or Catholics. You might find these interesting as well. Otherwise, you are also correct that what you need to do is to settle what it is you do in fact believe.
Only then can you be sure if you can convert or even tolerate Mormonism enough to stay with this guy. Articles throughout my site will help you in this endeavor. You also might find the "Scripture Workbook" mentioned in my signature to be a help in this regard.
- Faith Over Family: A Dating Dilemma for Mormon Singles
But most of all, you need to spend some time studying the Bible and deciding for yourself what you believe it teaches. And finally, I would encourage you to settle these issues long before you seriously start talking marriage. I know breaking off a relationship with someone you love is extremely difficult, but it is much easier than a divorce.
And many people have gotten divorced over religious differences. So try to separate yourself from your feelings now as best as you can and look at things as objectively as possible, and be honest with yourself. Don't gloss over problems you might have with Mormonism as they could become major problems in the future.
I hope the above is helpful. A woman reported this story about herself to me several years ago. I have no reason to disbelieve it, especially since it's not something a person would want to brag about.
It relates to the Catholic girl who is dating a Mormon. Hope this helps, Richard replied: The non-Catholic partner may not object: The eventual result, in spite of all good intentions, is that the religious difference eventually brings tension between the parents.
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The result is a lack of a fatherly example in living the Catholic faith. The result is also a bad message to the children: That the difference between the Mormon religion and the Catholic religion doesn't matter much. That will make it easy for the children to fall away, when they leave home. Do you really want all those troubles making your family life harder? It's not as if the two religions were very close, like Catholicism and Greek Orthodoxy.
Mormonism doesn't even believe in the Christian concept of what God is. I'm still single, and would rather wait for my Ms.
I would encourage you to: Trust me Amy, it will be worth the wait! In another reply, my colleague John said: Mormons don't believe in the same Jesus as the orthodox small o Christians do.
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Hence, they profess faith in a different Jesus. They believe among other things that Jesus and Lucifer were soul brothers. They believe the Father is separately God not, just a Person in the Trinity.