Don't let your kids date non-Catholics?
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|Mon, 08-02-2010 - 8:38am|
I was just perusing the Internet before the day fully got underway, and I came across this blog entry from Patrick Madrid. I am not sure who he is, but he has a radio show and blog (which I am bookmarking). This entry is from November 2009: http://patrickmadrid.blogspot.com/2009/11/my-advice-to-catholic-parents-dont-let.html
A young man called in to the radio show to ask for advice. He started dating a Presbyterian girl, who he really liked (and still does). After he told her parents that he was Catholic, she broke up with him. The girl's dad shared with him his feelings about Catholics (he is not a fan), which was her reason for breaking up with him.
Madrid's advice was to say that mixed marriages are a recipe for disaster down the road in marriage. At the end of the call, he makes this warning to Catholic parents who might let their children date outside the faith: Do not fool yourself into thinking that there will not be a price to pay at some point.
I loved reading the comments at the end of the blog entry. They were very thought-provoking. The blog entry links to the MP3 of the actual call.
What do you think? If you're married to a non-Catholic (or are a non-Catholic married to a Catholic), do any of his points make sense to you?