I suggested to him that he should be open-minded and not shut out Catholicism as an option, just as I am being open to learning about his Lutheran faith.
I know that as a Catholic, it is my obligation to raise my children Catholic.
What bothers me then, is not that he is Lutheran, but that he seems uninterested in learning about your faith.
I see no problem in them being exposed to both Lutheran and Catholic, but my boyfriend just does not want anything to do with Catholic church.
Differences about faith and the very notion of marriage, but also different religious mentalities, can become sources of tension in marriage, especially as regards the education of children.
The temptation to religious indifference can then arise." Catholics are required to raise their children Catholic.
(I mean not just going to Church out of tradition and performing rituals and then feeling like you did your obligations, but actually praying and reading Scripture on your own.) If Jesus is the centre of your lives then thats a huge thing to have in common. An on-fire Catholic might meet a cafeteria Catholic or two Catholics who have totally different spiritualities (eg.
charismatic and tridentine) might meet and have even bigger issues.