I’m not sure I am posting this question in the right place so if it is in the wrong place please feel free to move it. :o
Here is my question. I am a cradle Episcopalian. My husband grew up Catholic. Hubby went to Catholic school in our home town. Something went wrong and he was asked by the school to go to public school. That’s where we met. 40 years ago. We got married right out of high school and he never voiced to me that he was interested in going to the Catholic Church. He was in the military for many years and during that time I would occasionally attend the “non-denominational” service at the base chapel. :shrug: Let’s face it we were unchurched during his military career. When we settled here for good, I decided it was time to find an Episcopal church and get back to my roots. I never pushed him to come with me. He volunteered. So for 16 years he has been attending the Episcopal church with me.
Well, as we all know, the Episcopal church is going through some very serious struggles. He decided to leave the Episcopal church to go back to the Catholic church. Ok. I struggled at first, but I’m getting better about it. So what could be the problem? He hates going to church by himself. He wants me to come with him, but well, golly, I’m an Episcopalian. Your Mass is very familiar to me. He goes to communion and I’m sitting in the pew. We’ve been attending Saturday vigil and then I get up Sunday morning and go to church. Alone. :o
How do other couples who are two different religions handle going to two different churches? I spoke to my priest and he said I shouldn’t go to church with my husband, but that didn’t work. I folded the very next weekend.
Does anyone have any advice? Anyone out there have a similar situation? BTW please be kind. I’m very sad about this whole situation. Thanks.