(Closed) Catholic marrying a Berean

posted 6 years ago in Interfaith
Post # 3
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1466 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

This is a really difficult situation. I was engaged to a guy with whom I differed religiously and so many things were a struggle for us. It is so nice that my husband and I now share our religous convictions though we certainly don’t agree about everything and I think that everyone practicies their religion in their own slightly unique way. It’s hard for me to comment because I don’t know much about Catholic beliefs or traditions. There is a Catholic board that seems pretty active, maybe some of those bees could give you better advice. Good luck!

edit: I think there also might be an interfaith board as well, though I’m not sure it’s as active 🙂

Post # 4
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6015 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

I thnk you two need to take a step back. Breathe.  Can you talk to his parents or your’s about this all?   Maybe make an appointment with your parish priest just to talk.  If it’s important to you …. you both should find a common ground. 

Post # 5
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6015 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

Also is there someone you can talk to about his faith?  I mean other than him, someone you can learn about it? 

(((hugs)))  it isn’t going to be easy at times but the best things in life aren’t.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@RoyleBee:  I am kinda going through the same situation, well at least I will soon be. I am not engaged yet, but i will be soon. I am baptist and my SO is catholic. We have discussed our wedding and how it will be, and so on. I said that I did not want it in a catholic church because it would be unfair for my family to feel uncomfortable and his family do the catholic “aerobics” while my family sits there clueless. It would be unfair for his family to be in my church. So we decided on just a venue not in a church. We will most likely have the marriage blessed in the Catholic church at a later date.  However I am looking into a biblical arts museum to include the God factor that is very much apart of our relationship. 

I completely understand the predicament. As far as changing your denominations I think is a bit harsh. You are Catholic, and if you changed you would no longer be able to take the body and blood. I really don’t think that is an option to change. It is easy for protestants to change denomination, but not easy for Catholics unless you dont believe its teachings. If you dont then change, if you do then obviously stay a practicing Catholic.

My SO and I have decided to raise our children catholic, however they will know what I believe. We will go to Sunday School at a baptist church, and Mass afterwards. 

Post # 7
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764 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@RoyleBee:  Oh also one of the most important things as a Christian parent is that you teach your children the gospel. As much as I do not agree with the Catholic church,  I know that my children with still learn what christ has done for us and in the end that is all that matters. Not the details. 

Post # 8
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1805 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

My Fiance is catholic and I was raised Christian orthodox .. When we went to the church they seemed very reserved about marrying us. Once the found out I was baptized it was much better, apparently they wouldn’t do it if I wasnt baptized. 

Post # 9
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240 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

You don’t have to convert to marry in the Catholic faith. When my parents got married, my mom wasn’t Catholic but my parents still had a Catholic ceremony. However she did have to promise in writing that she would allow her children to be baptized and brought up Catholic. Something to think about if you are considering a Catholic marriage.

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