Dating and religion
I’m generally not one to give out validation in this space, but I’m highly sympathetic to the way you’re feeling.One of the things that makes my life so charmed is the ability that I have to exercise control over it. I am divorced, and he says that for him to consider marrying me, I need an annulment through the Catholic Church – a long (up to two-year), arduous process. I’ve been dating a very religious Catholic man for more than a year; I am not Catholic.
These expectations and limits have a great impact on dating. Religious dating only works if both people are devout in their beliefs. People must also be a part of the beliefs they support.
But single Christians may be tempted to say, "Well, it doesn't talk about dating. " To answer, it's important to take a step back and look at some principles found in Scripture.
Those who have a religious background have different experiences and obstacles in regards to dating.
If you can’t find a path to meet halfway, I would highly suggest you find yourself a new partner who will. With no disrespect to your boyfriend, there are MILLIONS of men out there who can make you happy, and will put your needs above the church’s policies.
When dating, I’m very congnizant of having no control over another human being, I have no power to change them.
When someone meets at a religious singles event, there is not the same pressure as there is at another singles event that does not have a religious undertone.