Hello, friends. I’m not sure what category of the forum this belongs in. First, I would appreciate prayer for guidance. After many years of being interested in Catholicism and learning a lot from Catholic radio, I am considering the big step of converting. (I’ve been a born-again Christian since '76 and have attended most every variety of Protestant church.) I find myself listening to Catholic radio every weekday, including with my headphones at my office job; I find it peaceful to listen to. And having suffered from depression, migraines and insomnia most of my life (including all of my Christian life), though I still struggle with some of the Catholic doctrines, I feel I need the “checks and balances” found in Catholicism, especially the sacrament of confession. There are other reasons also, such as having had MOST of my many questions answered on “Catholic Answers”.
My husband is also a Christian, though he has not been able to attend church with me for several years since he usually has to work on Sunday. We have no children. I was baptized Catholic as a baby and baptized in the Baptist church in '76. My husband was never baptized Catholic and he was also baptized in the Baptist church. He does not know anything about my long-standing interest in Catholicism and though I don’t think he is especially anti-Catholic, I’m sure he would not understand and would not be interested in joining me if I do take this step. Would it be a sin if I were to proceed with going to RCIA and (God willing) become a Catholic without his joining me? Though, I would hope that if I actually do convert, I would then be able to talk to him about it without fear. I just don’t feel I can do so just yet. I would appreciate hearing from anyone about this, especially if you have been in a similar situation. Thank you for your input and prayers. Teri