When a Catholic dates another Christian one important guideline is mutual respect.We should respect the religious beliefs of the other person and what he or she regards as holy.If the Catholic Church allows the wedding of Catholics and other Christians, it accepts the reality that Catholics and other Christians in a society such as ours will meet and sometimes want to date.
The way I see it, half of the answer is crystal clear, and the other half is kind of murky. The Church has never proclaimed on the question of dating someone with no annulment, because the concept of "dating" doesn't exist in the Church's realm.Hearing more about the religious beliefs of a Protestant Christian may help a Catholic to understand his or her own tradition more deeply.We may be forced to think about aspects of our faith we have always taken for granted.I have received more mail on this topic than I have any other subject since I started writing for .And, as fascinated as you may be with questions surrounding who gets an annulment and why, there is one big question most of you want to hear more about: dating and annulments. Is it okay to date someone who doesn't have an annulment? Do you have to wait until the annulment is granted? Respecting the Church and respecting the process means respecting that fact. The murky part comes in when we start to talk about "dating." Several of you wrote to ask me if it's a sin to "date" someone who doesn't have an annulment.