First off, this is my first post in these forums.
My husband and I got married about a year ago. After we got married, he completely changed. He calls me names, cusses at me, and most recently, locked me out of the house at 1:30 in the morning. His excuse was, well, I didn’t think you were going to come home. Thankfully, his sister is staying with us and was asleep in the living room and could let me in. If he wasn’t a Catholic I guess I would be more understanding. I am not (as of yet) but have been spending all my days here on CAF for a good three months. I grew up the “dreaded” fundamentalist and have stopped going to my church out of respect for my husband being Catholic and have been coming to church with him. I do have legitimate concerns about the Catholic Church, otherwise, of course I would be Catholic. We knew our theology was different and I was hesitant about getting married, but he assured me it would be ok. I (stupidly) went ahead and married him anyway.
I don’t get it. How can someone be one person at church (wanting to be a Eucharistic Minister, wanting to be a deacon later on, wanting to go to Bible studies) and a completely different one at home? He has even called me a heretic on numerous occasions, and spits out the word Bible church like the does the Lord’s name in vain. From what I have read here Catholics (as fundamentalists I know do) believe that you are to live the Christan life 100% of the time. Don’t get me wrong, I’m by no means a saint, but all I am asking for is a little bit of respect. What can I do to snap him out of this? Any and all advice would be apprecitated. Thanks!