Pros and cons of interfaith dating

This next installment of my “Catholic Dating Problems” series is a response to Melinda Selmys’s blog post. I asked my fellow Catholic young adults about how they saw the whole concept of flirt and convert and this is what they have to say.Everyone has probably heard the term “flirt and convert” or “missionary dating,” in which a person of faith dates someone outside of his or her denomination (or an atheist/agnostic) in the hopes of both winning their love and saving their souls. On the Pros side: Sarah R.: I think it really depends where your heart is at and your true intention.

When they broke up, her entire spiritual life was dependent on him and she fell away from the church. One of my friend’s had a boyfriend whose spiritual life was dependent on her and when her faith was shaken, so was his. Are you going to be okay if this person never converts?

Is it going to become an issue in your relationship later on? Are you going to turn into someone who just badgers them?

Everyone has their own religious beliefs that teaches them that their religion is the right one. Why can't we all love each other no matter the differences?

Seeing all these answers are making question religion at this point! Doesn't the bible teaches us to love one another? But while we are all fighting against racism, poverty etc in order to make all humans equal we let the one faith that can can...

I am a Christian woman who does not discriminate, as I do not let skin color, race, nationality, religion determine who I should and should not have feelings... I am a Christian woman who does not discriminate, as I do not let skin color, race, nationality, religion determine who I should and should not have feelings for.

What are the biggest hardships faced in such relationship/marriage? What are the biggest hardships faced in such relationship/marriage?

There’s the other side I see though where a person is brought to God from another but their relationship if it was friendship or significant other ended and the person becomes lost afterward.

I don’t know where flirt and convert started but people I know who aren’t catholic find it rude and intimidating like Catholics or other religious people can’t be trusted with their hearts, their choices, or best interests.

I would like to hear about your personal experiences if you know of anyone in this situation. Seeing all these answers are making question religion at this point! Doesn't the bible teaches us to love one another? But while we are all fighting against racism, poverty etc in order to make all humans equal we let the one faith that can can...

Seeing all these answers are making question religion at this point! Doesn't the bible teaches us to love one another? But while we are all fighting against racism, poverty etc in order to make all humans equal we let the one faith that can can bring us all together separate us.

Of course I was skeptical as to if he was doing this for me.