Religion and dating thought it was a good and interesting read of a thought-provoking topic. I suppose whenever God is involved, the masses will have a reaction. I had a reaction too. As a practicing Catholic, I had several reactions to be perfectly honest. I empathized with the author to an extent. Ireland, Italy, Spain, all the countries in Latin America, etc. Putting my humorous and pompous views aside, I do think that the subject of faith in relationships is a very complicated one.
Identifying with a faith is an individualized experience these days, especially in this part of the world.
From a Catholic perspective, I can tell you that lay U. One of the things I enjoy about being Catholic is that contrary to popular belief, the Church is always changing. The Church Religion and dating always in conversation over liturgy, social justice, morality, and humanity, as a whole. Even as an imperfect person, I have always been proud of my Catholic faith and have considered it a blessing that I grew up in the family I did.
As an adult, I choose to continue to make that faith my own. This of course is always fun in the world of dating where you may or may not fall for someone with the same beliefs as you, whether they are Catholic or not. I think it has taken a lot of humility for me to recognize that everybody is on their own faith journey even when they identify as the same faith. I have probably been in more fierce arguments with Catholics about the Church than with non-Catholics.
I am not proud of it and I am not proud of "Religion and dating" that way because sometimes I still feel that way. And then there are people who get to nod and smile at the popular culture, come to mass whenever they feel like, disagree with pretty much everything the Church has to say, and still get to call themselves Catholic?
Ultimately, only Jesus who will always be the center of this faith, knows the heart of every person.
Including mine, which is sometimes very judgmental and sinful and imperfect, practicing Catholic or not. But the older I get, the more faith in relationships seems to matter to me. And not just having the same faith as someone, but having the same values about that faith as someone. It will matter to me in marriage and how I choose to raise my children, and how I choose to lead my life.
Could I end Religion and dating with a non-Catholic? In the end, I think that any long-term relationship will lead to marriage from my religious standing. And marriage is about more than love and laughter. When you have a faith, when you profess belief in a dogma, when you believe in anything, whether you are religious or not, you have prejudices.
For the Catholic faith, maybe Religion and dating the Christian faith in general, I simply reiterate St.
In a Church that above all other teachings, has taught me that I owe every single human being, love. In the
Religion and dating, I think most of us hold our faith and values as the ideal because we mostly fall short of them, every day. At least I know I do. I also know that people are not the sum-total of the religious dogma that they ascribe to, or any other dogma for that matter.
I guess when it comes to faith and relationships; it all Religion and dating — on the faith and on the relationship. A new Thought Catalog series exploring our connection to each other, our food, and where it comes from. Reblogged this on Thoughts From Vee… and commented: I think this was an interesting read.
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