First post! Woo!
Here’s the lowdown: I am a convert. I’m 21, been Catholic for almost a year and a half. Came out of Lutheranism (ELCA).
Basically I have had one heck of a time dealing with my family- my immediate family, like parents, and extended family, in regards to my conversion. However, since my conversion, things have gone a lot better.
I was wondering if any of you know of any apostolates dedicated to helping people deal with their families and their family life during the process of conversion. I know RCIA probably helps and I also know about Marcus Grodi’s Coming Home Network (what convert DOESN’T ). The CHN, however, isn’t so directly involved in giving advice in regards to the family of those who convert and the struggles converts have in revealing themselves to their families.
If there aren’t any apostolates specifically dedicated to this cause, I was thinking about looking in to starting one. I’m sure some of you know exactly what I’m talking about when it comes to family struggles and conversion. It can take a toll on the emotional side, although I think we would all agree, we wouldn’t give back the gift of Catholicism for anything.
blessed be God forever