(Closed) Catholic loves Agnostic – Parents Not Happy

posted 7 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
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3012 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I am Catholic as well.  J does not believe in God whatsoever.  I do not go to Church anymore, but my belief and faith are still strong.  My grandmother worries for me and J.  She is not happy with the fact that he does not even believe.  She does not push anything on us, but she will talk about it with me once in a while.  I wish at least I could change his views on God, but I also know that he has to be willing to listen.  He definitely is not willing whatsoever.  I know it will not affect our relationship, but I do worry about him as well at times.

Post # 4
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11 posts
Newbee

I am Agnostic, and my SO’s family is Catholic. He is somehwat Catholic. He doesn’t go to church, but does have faith. His mom is well aware of my beliefs. However she is okay with that. She knows what my morals, and beliefs about life are. And she knows that I don’t do things to stray him away from God. She thinks that my good influence is something that is good for her son because of how he used to be.

I hope your parents can see that your SO is a good person, and not trying to corrupt you. Have a talk with them and let them know gently that their emails are hurting you. Either that, or just don’t open his religious emails.

As for needing their approval, you may or may not get it. My mother didn’t approve of my sister in law. She even didn’t go to my brother’s wedding. It wasn’t until they got pregnant that my mom reconciled with my brother’s decision. Give it time, but hopefully your parents will come around since they want you to be happy.

I hope my reply wasn’t super long. 🙁

Post # 5
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2289 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

My husband is Catholic, and I’m not agnostic I just don’t attend any service or subscribe to any religion. I think this worried his Mom (who is quite Catholic) for a while, but eventually she figured out that I’m not a bad person and I think has come to respect my views, even if she doesn’t agree with them. Plus, I had to sign a contract when we married in the Church stating that I’ll allow my children to be raised Catholic. I think that helped too 🙂

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