I’m a little confused. I recently entered the Church this Easter (and I’m thrilled!), but my priest told me that I still need to have my marriage blessed in order for it to be sacramental. He also said that my husband and I should try to live as friends until we can do that, and that if we are intimate, that I will need to confess that. He also said that we will need marriage preparation before this takes place.
I don’t mind doing any of this if it, indeed, needs to be done, but does it? Neither of us have ever been married to anyone else, and neither of us were Catholic before our marriage. We were both baptized as teenagers in our former churches. My husband has not joined the Catholic church, if that matters.