Emmaus Please take your time and discern this carefully with lots of prayer and the advice of a good priest.
Catholicism and Protestantism have some key fundamental differances and I think it is important that you two really explore these together and discuss them.
Don't forget that even if she decides to accept bringing up the children in the faith right now, after marriage she may decide to change her mind and then what do you do?
As an atheist I could accept religon if it created more positive effects, but seeing it making you lonely and miserable is really upsetting.
I do not understand people who live their life for God, always seeking his acceptance.
As soon as he could leave home, he turned his back completely on the practice of his faith.
I was also raised a Protestant, and practiced faithfully.Nick, I would not wish this way of living on anyone. My children are confused, and my oldest teenager is starting to be rebellious in his father's footsteps. I am not giving up, but I am often sad and miserable.Of course, our story is not over, and I pray every day for my husband's conversion. As a strong atheist the fact that religion is obviously dividing us as human beings instead of uniting us as equals really disgusts me.If everybody thought the same we would not be individuals, we would be slaves to religion. The thought of two people that are in love being seperated only because of different beliefs is apalling and quite unbelievable!In my opinion the religious denominations are ugly as they are isolating people from each other and denying happiness.The only concern that I have is that she is not Catholic.