I’ve been married 11 years.
My husband and I were both raised Catholic. We had both left the Church.
8 years ago, had our first child. At this time, I decided that I wanted to become active in the Church again, but I was still (am still) strugging with my faith in the Catholic Church. I have so many questions and doubts, but am praying for my faith to be strengthened.
My husband agreed to have our child baptized and agreed that I could raise her as a Catholic. We now have 3 chidren.
Last week, our oldest child received First Communion. My husband attended the Mass. After the Mass, he said that drinking blood and eating flesh were barbaric, that the beliefs were ridiculous and un-supportable, and that he wanted our children to no longer have anything to do with the Catholic religion. He started grilling me on my beliefs and asking for proof, and said that unless I could give some sound, reasonable anser for why I believed what I did or why he should allow our children to continute to attend, he wouldn’t allow it.
Again, I am not perfect in my faith by a longshot. I still have my own doubts. But I am trying. And I want to pass along what faith I can to my childred with the help of other Catholic teachers and family.
But now, it seems my marriage is on the line. And one sin continues to follow another.
Please, I don’t need any “I told you so” responses. Out of goodness and kindness and faith in the power of God to make all thing possible, please, please help me to see some way through this. Where do I go from here?