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FROM LIFE: "I Had Been Living With Him For 18 months" - Cohabitation Conversion
“I had been living for 18th months with my boyfriend and when I went to confession the priest did not want to give me absolution. So I said to myself – is what I’m doing so wrong?!” Clara* relates her story...
I have always been brought up in a family where religion is very important. However, as I grew older, the more my parents sought after me to join them in their religious community, the more I refused to accept to go. Eventually at the age of 18 I used to tell them that I was going to mass and wasn’t. There was a time in my life where I didn’t go to mass or pray for a long period of time; years at times. Every now and then I used to go to Lenten talks, or something, but it was all because I had to, therefore everything felt so superficial. I used to think that people who are religious are boring people who have nothing more interesting to do in their life. It’s like they are religious fanatics because either they have nothing better to do or because there is something totally wrong in their life!