Having grown weary and impatient, I want to snap and say, “It won't work, not in the long run.Marriage is hard enough when you have two believers who are completely in harmony spiritually.These days, many people marry across religious lines. with proportionately fewer Catholics, as many as 40% of married Catholics may be in ecumenical or interfaith marriages.
Of course, there are no guarantees on that front and I don’t think you should ever go into marriage hoping to change the other person.Until recent decades, the idea of a Catholic marrying outside the faith was practically unheard of, if not taboo.Such weddings took place in private ceremonies in the parish rectory, not in a church sanctuary in front of hundreds of friends and family.Both depend in part on whether the non-Catholic spouse is a baptized Christian or a non-baptized person, such as a Jew, Muslim or atheist.If the non-Catholic is a baptized Christian (not necessarily Catholic), the marriage is valid as long as the Catholic party obtains official permission from the diocese to enter into the marriage and follows all the stipulations for a Catholic wedding.I never would have considered dating a non-Christian. In fact, “loves God and puts Him first” was always on the top of the list of what I was looking for. It started as impatience, but it soon developed into a rampaging beast of unbelief, doubt, and worst of all, hopelessness.