better, you see that it’s probably a good idea that she stay in the shallow end and get rid of the floaties.
The Catholic Church does not forbid Catholics from marrying people who are not Catholic.
While the marriage will not be a sacrament (since that requires both bride and groom to be baptized), it will be a valid Catholic marriage as long as the couple has received permission from the local bishop.
The celebration can take place in a church or in another suitable place; this is something the couple should discuss with the Catholic’s parish priest. The ceremony offers a wide range of options so that the couple, with the assistance of the priest or deacon, can tailor it to their circumstances.
If a Catholic insists on marriage to a non-Catholic, the Church allows it, but wants to protect the soul of the Catholic in the marriage by making sure the non-Catholic understands the moral teaching and obligations of the Catholic party and assure that the Catholic is not in a position hostile to his or her faith. In the above example the two people are baptized Christians of different confessions (or denominations), but a non-baptized person is not a part of the Christian family.
Miraculously she makes her way to the steps, climbs out, and wraps herself in a towel.
After a few tears she doesn’t want to be left out and wants to go back into the pool—and that’s when you step in.
When it involves someone who has not been baptized then the marriage requires an express dispensation from the bishop in order for the union to be considered valid.
Scripture tells us that the unbelieving spouse is made holy through the believing spouse (1 Cor. Sacramentally in marriage the spouses are the conduits of grace to each other and in a mixed-marriage of disparity of cult the Catholic is a conduit of grace to the non-believer.
Little Sara feels safe, secure, and enjoys the pool sitting on the steps or hanging onto the side.