I am struggling with my faith and hoping for advice.
I converted to the church about 11 years ago, but I haven't been active for several years. I felt abandoned by God and had a hard time reconciling the suffering in the world with a loving Father and Savior.
Since then, I have gotten married and had three wonderful children. I also had my tubes tied, which I am starting to regret. Reversal isn't an option, because I had Essure done, which is a new form of tubal ligation that isn't reversible.
I have tried other churches, like Episcopal and Lutheran, but they are just shadows of the Catholic church. I want to raise my children Catholic, but my husband isn't very supportive. He was baptized Catholic as a baby, but has never gone to church. He has agreed to get our marriage validated and have the children baptized, but he refuses to attend RCIA or even go to mass. He told me that he supports me, but is hoping I will eventually change my mind and realize that I can have a good relationship with God, without religion.
Has anyone else struggled with a spouse that doesn't support your religious choices?