Should You Date Outside the Faith?

If you’re wondering whether or not you should date someone outside the Faith, keep in mind that the purpose of dating is to find someone to marry. If you know you don’t want to marry, you probably shouldn’t be dating.

Taylor dated someone who wasn’t Catholic. It seemed to be going well at first, but as the relationship went on, she began to notice a serious disconnect with the guy. It wasn’t because he wasn’t an amazing person. He just didn’t have an understanding of who Jesus is. She quickly noticed that her relationship with Jesus—and the need to be with someone who also had a relationship with Jesus—was non-negotiable. 

Apparently, marriages between those who take their Catholic faith seriously are thirty-one percent less likely to end in divorce.

As Catholics, marriage is an earthly analogy of the wedding feast of the lamb. Jesus is the Bridegroom, and the Cross is the wedding bed. When we hear the words, “This is my body given up for you” at Mass, it is in fact the consummation of the marriage between God and humanity that is happening. Everything spouses experience in marriage here on earth is just a foretaste of the heavenly glory that happens at every Mass. As mentioned in another recent Ascension Presents video, true love is sacrificial, and it’s really hard to maintain a relationship with someone who does not understand that in the same way you do.

Prayerfully discern how important the Eucharist is to you. Are you willing to spend the rest of your life with someone who does not love Jesus as you do?

Meet Taylor Tripodi

Taylor is a twenty-something cradle Catholic from Cleveland, Ohio aspiring for sainthood. She graduated from Franciscan University, majoring in theology and catechetics and is now a full-time musician, traveling all over and spreading God’s unfailing love through word and song. In her spare time, she enjoys making scented candles, seeking adventure, and being present to her large, crazy, Italian family. Want to hear her sing? Check out