[quote="Moniabay, post:1, topic:239209"]
I will try to make this short. I was raised Catholic. I was not attending for a long time but still considered myself a catholic. Unfortunately I was not well trained. I got married to a Baptist, who thought catholic were going to hell. UGH! Well, sorry to say that this marriage is not going to last. I have returned to the catholic church, but because my marriage is not considered valid, and it was not performed by a priest, nor did we go to the church, I may not receive communion.
This makes me so sad and empty. I am sorry I ever got married. (horrible, I know), but I feel my soul has been taken from me. All my beliefs have been called dirt basically.
Is there anything I can do do short of us getting remarried in this church? (this wont happen by the way, my husband really wants out)
I feel I have to find another church, amd I really don't want to but I feel I have no choice.
Monica, I will offer prayers for you - the rest you will have to work out and its complicated - no one answer ....
Please contact your parish and join in some adult catechesis ... adult faith formation and instruction in the Catholic/Christian faith. You need to learn your faith.
Seek counciling for your marriage - with or without your spouse. Your marriage seems to be in distress and not all of that distress seems related to the difference in faith traditions. Will this marriage survive? - Should it survive? - Is it a God centered marriage? Is it built upon mutual respect and honor of each other? These are hard questions that need real actions to provide and support the answers.
In the mean time - attend Mass to the fullest extent possible, and pray - centering you life on Christ. As a person who for several years attended Mass unable to recieve Christ in the Blessed Sacrament - I understand your longing. But seek him by seeking to heal your sins and by a conversion of heart ... and you will be able to come joyfully to the Banquet of Love - in the proper time time ..... Please do not abandon the Truth.
May God Bless you with abundant strength as you walk this journey home!