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Anonymous Andrew wrote:

Hi, guys —

I am a 19 year old guy who lives in the United States.

Me and my family are part of a community in the Neocatechumenal Way. We have been part of that group for about five years now. I really like a girl that is also from the Neocatechumenal Way. She is a few years (approximately three years) younger than me and also part of a community.

  • I don't know how to tell her that I like her and that I might want something more in the future and I was hoping you could provide some advice for me.

I'm also concerned about how her parents would react since they are very strict in terms of dating and relationships. I also know that the Neocatechumenal Way has specific rules about couples and what not.

  • I'd like to know what some of these rules are if you happen to know them.

Thank You,

Anonymous Andrew

  { Can you provide some advice on how to tell her I like her and what are some of the N.W. rules? }

Bob replied:

Dear friend,

The young person you have interest is a bit young for serious dating or courtship.

The guidelines that Neocatechumenal Way families follow only have your best long term interest in mind. I would suggest that at this point you just have a friendship with the other person then maybe in a couple years you could talk to her father about something more serious.

She is too young now to even know what she wants for the future so you will have to be patient. Any parent would likely say no to anything more than friendship at this juncture.


Bob Kirby

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