I have a very good friend who is a Southern Baptist - though he tells me this is more of a “cultural than spiritual” designation. He married a Catholic, and attends mass with her.
He and I have shared our faith over the years, and I have nudged him toward Catholicism, and though he attends mass with his wife he says conversion is not an option (though I think this is rooted in old unconscious Southern prejudices and what his family might think of him).
His eldest daughter is about to enter Catechism and he is concerned that her Southern Baptist dad may be on the outs (it has never been a question how the kids would be raised).
I think there are two issues. One is what he presents - how to not feel on the outs with his daughter. The second is that I think his journey may be leading to the Church, but he is resisting given how he was raised to view Catholicism.
He wants to talk with me about these issues as a friend he can talk honestly with man to man about spiritual matters. Clearly he knows my strong Catholic faith, but he "trusts me to be impartial."
What advice should I give him? What advice would you give me? Is there any book I can buy for him that may help?