As this is one of the moral issues that has fallen almost exclusively on the shoulders of the Catholic Church in Western society, I’m wondering how couples deal with this issue if it comes up, since it seems a great deal of raised Catholic aren’t orthodox on this in addition to almost all protestants already abandoning the issue. I’m budding in the Catholic faith and this seems to be the final nail on the coffin on the whole marital business; if she’s not orthodox Catholic, then I won’t be interested. Too many minefields to navigate.
But what if you’re already married or if a couple is entering into a marriage with mixed denominations. If the wife insists on using contraception but the husband is morally opposed, or vice versa, then how do you cope with it? Is it sinful for the both of them to engage in the marital act or just the one that chooses to use the contraceptive?