My husband and I were married in April of this year. I am a non-denominational Christian and he is a Catholic. We are both devout Christians and consider ourselves to be conservative and Biblically minded.
We don’t seem to disagree a lot when talking about spiritual matters. I study apologetics and so I am diving into christian philosophy and theology daily. There are some issues that we bounce ideas off each other with (the infallibility of the papacy, Mary’s place in Catholic theology, etc.) But it is more like a team effort at truth seeking than a debate.
I have a lot of close friends that are protestants or non-denominational christians. I consider some of them my spiritual mentors. When finding out my husband (who I dated for 7 years before marriage) is catholic, I receive a lot of flack. These friends ask if this comes in between us and act as if him and I must be vehemently opposed theologically. Some are concerned that I must be misguided as a non-catholic christian to be with a catholic. I truly don’t think this is a warranted response.
I would like to open this topic by asking what everyone’s thoughts are about this. I have follow up questions because I am trying to understand Catholicism as much as I can. We attend a catholic church and I get a lot of spiritual nourishment out of it. I feel really misunderstood by my protestant friends as of now.