I am brand new here and as I was poking around I saw what I thought was an answer, but the original question was asked by someone who had been married in the Catholic Church.
We were not Christians when we got married. Now, we had both made
quasi-professions of faith and had been immersed as teens, but dh
only did it because his dad asked him and his brother to pray the
sinner’s prayer with him one time when his dad was going through a
"let’s all go to church together" phase, baptism being "the next step"
in your walk as a victorious Christian yet in no way tied to your
salvation, doncha know (o; and me? I pretty much lied my way into the
baptistry. I mean, I believed in God, and Jesus, and acknowledged that
Jesus died on the cross for my sins, which were many, but I had NO
Intention of changing my lifestyle in any way, shape or form. So I
hesitate to even mention those baptisms, kwim?
We were married by a Baptist pastor in f-i-l’s home, not in a church
building. A year after our marriage we felt the Holy Spirit draw us to the Lord, and naturally we went to the Baptist church, since the pastor was nice enough to marry us and all that…and that is where God turned our hearts toward Himself, and were baptized upon our profession of faith.
The original questioner, as I said, was married in the Catholic church and was told that once they were both baptized their marriage was sacramental. Is that also the case here even though Baptists don’t recognize sacraments?
Now, to both of our minds, our marriage sure feels valid and
definitely sacramental. Is it?