My wife and I are Protestants (non-denom evangelicals). She was raised Evangelical and has been a Christian all her life. She strongly disagrees with Catholic beliefs. I have been a Christian for about 2 yrs. Learned what I have from my Protestant Church and it’s leaders. I foolishly just assumed that Catholicism was false like everyone else around me. I began to study Catholicism to find out what all the negative feelings were about. So for the last 2 months I have been studying Catholicism and deeply praying for God to put me where he wants me. I found it made alot of sense and now I am feeling drawn toward it. The more I study the more truth I see in the faith. I feel my relationship with Christ has prospered from my searching. My wife told me she would be devestated if I became Catholic. She told me she always said she would never marry a Catholic. I try to explain myself and tell her why I believe what I do. I told her it’s ok to disagree with me but just try and understand. She says she never will. She thinks I am just looking for the truth that I what to hear. I explain to her that I study both views (Catholic and Protestant) and pray for God to guide me in my searching, which I do. She refuses to believe that I’m comparing and praying about the difference between the faiths. All I know is Catholicism is becoming more and more real to me and I see myself becoming Catholic some day. She is becoming very disturbed with my beliefs. I try to be as loving and respectful as I can and never disrespect or degrade her beliefs. Even if I disagree I can still understand them and I do. My wife can’t. She told me so. She has been in tears over this. Even though it is upsetting her I can’t help the way I feel. The Catholic Christian Faith is becoming very beautiful to me. I love my wife with all my heart but this becoming a huge issue with her. I have been in deep prayer for God’s guidence. Does anyone have any advise? God bless everyone!
Searching and Suffering,