So in this article I will try to summarize some of the advice I have given.I will use the three most common interfaith situations I have been contacted about as examples, but the same principles would apply to other types of relationships.A Christian dating a Mormon; a Christian dating a Jehovah's Witness; a Christian dating a Jew; a Christian dating a non-Christian; a Protestant dating a Catholic; a charismatic dating a non-charismatic, a Catholic dating a Mormon.
Even then, they didn’t want their face to appear on film.
This was only a few months ago – and reflects a hidden truth about Northern Ireland today; more couples are bridging the Protestant-Catholic divide than ever before, but many remain unwilling to talk about it.
Until then, I had lived under the egocentric assumption that everybody is either Catholic or Jewish.
Suddenly, what I wasn’t—a Protestant (a concept I only knew existed for a week)—was what I had to be, or else come to terms with the high probability that I was headed straight to hell.
From behind a hand-carved, wooden podium at the front of a colorful classroom, my fifth-grade teacher spoke.
The students listened quietly, fascinated by her lesson: how to get to heaven. "But it’s a lot harder for Catholics to get to heaven than it is for Protestants." She told us about the Sinner's Prayer and how awful it is to confess sins to a priest, how questionable the Catholic mass is and how rarely the Gospel is preached in Catholic churches.
During his first week at NIMMA, he was chatting to a woman about her mixed relationship.
At the end of the conversation she thanked him, saying he was the first person she had opened up to. Outside of NIMMA it’s the same story, as the furor surrounding Protestant boxer Carl Frampton’s public embrace of his Catholic fiancé Christine Dorrian attests.
Most evangelical churches in Italy, many of which we would never step foot into, recognize this truth.