i just started dating this girl, and she's great. we really hit it off and all that - about the only thing we have any real difference on is religion. i was born and raised Roman Catholic, and practiced for 18 years - even was an altar boy for 6 or so years. i went to Catholic high school and got all the sacrements up through confirmation. however, when i went to college i began to question my faith, and i haven't been to church in about 5 or 6 years now. i'm figuring things out for myself but i really don't see myself returning to organized religion - i just can't bring myself to honestly believe the things one needs to believe in order to be faithful in a church atmosphere, and right now i'm happy with my own personal spiritual beliefs. the girl i'm dating is a Christian - protestant i guess - she goes to a "Church of Christ." i can tell it's pretty important for her, although she does seem to be the least "hardcore" person in her family as far as religion goes. still, she invited me to go to church with her next week, which makes me very uncomfortable, and although she said it wasn't that big of a deal if i go or not, i think she might be pretty dissapointed if i don't. i really don't want to though, because i feel like i'd not only be lying to myself, but that i would be in some strange way forsaking my childhood and the intentions of my parents since they raised me Catholic. i could see this relationship really going somewhere, but this issue does bug me. she mentioned that her sister "really likes me except for the church thing" - i just don't want it to be a big issue in her family or in our relationship. just wondering if anyone else has been in a similar situation. thanks for reading, i know it was kinda long.