Catholic convert while dating a married man
) Pray that God would give you peace and understanding.
That both of your eyes would be open to the truth–whatever that is.
Had they done any research at all, they would have seen that what they were sharing was simply not true. Don’t just assume that your husband is wrong, stupid or crazy for what he believes. Maybe you both have a heart for children, or the elderly, or the homeless.
Most religions don’t just pull their beliefs out of thin air. Meet with a priest/pastor as well as other people in that same religion. Maybe you have similar ideas about the ways you’d like to raise your children, including the values you’d like to instill in them.
Now, God is our ultimate authority, so you don’t have to listen to your husband if he is telling you to do something ridiculous that God clearly forbids.
But, in the normal day-to-day things, yes, listen to him and let him lead.
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1 Peter 3:1-2 says, Likewise, wives, be subject to your own husbands, so that even if some do not obey the word, they may be won without a word by the conduct of their wives, when they see your respectful and pure conduct.That your differences would bring you closer to God and to each other, rather than pull you further apart. Whether you and your spouse are mostly alike in your beliefs or wildly different, you can still use your marriage to honor God and grow in faith together.That God would use the entire situation for His glory. You just have to be a little more intentional, a little more forgiving, a little more trusting and a little more laid back.Here’s What to Do When Your Spouse Isn’t a Believer As I was researching my Catholic/Protestant belief series, I came across SO many articles essentially bashing the Catholic Church. But I did learn a TON and saw that a lot of things I had been taught growing up simply weren’t accurate. Even if you and your husband have two different labels (Catholic, Baptist, Mormon, Buddhist, Atheist or whatever), chances are you have more in common than you know. For example, maybe you both hold the Bible in very high regard, you just interpret it differently in some places.
And the worst part was, when you looked at their reasoning, it was all based on incredibly common misconceptions about the Catholic Church. Over the past two years I have attended Mass, gone through RCIA, listened to Catholic radio, read Catholic books and articles, met with a priest a number of times to ask some pretty big questions, had some great discussions online, and most importantly, prayed about the issues and read my Bible for myself with fresh eyes. Maybe you both value honesty, generosity, missions or truth.
Still, I can definitely see how it would be for many as it’s such a heated topic, and one with such huge, eternal implications. ** Note: This article is for husbands/wives who both believe, but who believe differently.