My family isn’t Catholic and although most of them consider themselves Christians, they lack a huge understanding of how Christ has called his people to be.
One of my sisters (I have 6) is currently pregnant with her second child. I’ll call her M. She had several pregnancy complications in the past due to a malformed uterus and past exposure to an STD. She has had one or two miscarriages and an ectopic pregnancy that almost killed her. Today she said that after this baby is born that she is thinking about either getting herself “fixed” or having her husband “fixed.” Which means getting tubes tied or vasectomy.
Another sister who is also pregnant, called C, had also mentioned before that after she has two kids altogether that she wants her husband to get a vasectomy.
And yet another sister, A, who already has two children, has been pondering having another child when her children have not yet grown accustomed to her boyfriend and they aren’t even anywhere close to becoming engaged.
I am not trying to judge them, it’s just that when they express wanting to do things like this I really wish I had a way to witness to them. I feel like no one wants to listen to me when I speak up about what I believe because they think I am trying to act like I am better than them. When my mom found out I was pregnant myself she was like “wow you were pregnant when you were getting baptized?! now you definitely don’t have a leg to stand on.” I didn’t understand what she was talking about because I never judged someone for having a child out of wedlock nor have I judged anyone’s character for making any mistake. I get kinda down sometimes because I wish I could encourage them to make better choices for their lives but no matter what I say or how I say it I am always being judgmental. :shrug:
I don’t feel comfortable standing up for my beliefs in my own home and it’s very discouraging. Any thoughts?