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I've always been a strong Roman Catholic girl and within that lived my life with the mentality that I'd like to wait until marriage and I've always expected that from my future partner (whoever that may turn out to be).
This man however, although had been raised with that mentality, has not lived his life that way throughout his late teens and twenties.
The non-Catholic also supports the Catholic’s need to attend Mass every Sunday and is encouraging. The act of confessing mortal sins to a Catholic priest, being absolved of those sins, and performing the penance.
A practicing Catholic will go to Confession when they know they are in mortal sin.
A non-Catholic must accept this AND show respect for the person they love by not ridiculing this belief and not tempting them to have sex.
Dear Ania: Without knowing this person or having more detailed information I really cannot give detailed advice, so I will limit myself to a couple of general points.
That the bread and wine on the altar at a Catholic Mass is changed in substance (though not appearance) into the body and blood of Christ at the hands of the Catholic priest.
A true Catholic must never, ever, believe it is only bread and wine, or just a symbol.
To be fair, he has recently (in the past 2 years) changed his way of life and wants to live a religious life and as part of that, wait until marriage.
His argument is that while he recognises his past, he is not proud of it, and was never "completely there" in his previous relationships. Or should I try and struggle through until I can accept that part of his life?