[quote="Angels_Eyes, post:3, topic:233727"]
Thank you 'The Real Juliane'. That was a great response.
Yes, we are very similar you and I. We 'shacked up' too. I sinned a lot, and was actually calling myself Pagan when we married. So yes, he would think I have changed a lot since we married.
Maybe I am being a bit selfish wanting to join the extra Church groups. I did say to him I would only attend Mass once a fortnight (but would love to go every week). This was so we could still have 'family time' on a Sunday every 2nd week. He seemed happy with this 'balance'. Now, I must be asking a bit too much for him to handle.
I don't force anything on him, but do wish he could find God again. We had both decided to bring our Children up as Catholics, so they were both Baptised and attend Catholic school, so this is a positive step. :)
I will pray.
Thanks again for your advise, think I did need to hear it. Especially that first sentance.;)
Every soul has a price. Some souls are cheap. Some souls are expensive. The late Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen once told a story about how he was hearing Confession one Saturday night in the cathedral. One young woman came in and said, "I'm not here to go to Confession. I just want to kill a little time." He said, "Oh, and who are you trying to fool?" She said, "My mother." He said, "Oh, I see. How much time would you like to kill?" She said, "Oh, about five minutes." He said, "Are you afraid to go to Confession?" She said, "Yes!" He said, "Well, if you will allow me to move this little curtain aside and turn the light on and look at you, I might be able to make your confession for you." She said, "What are you? Some sort of wise guy?" He said, "No, but if you allow me to look at you, I may be able to help." So, she said he could. He looked at her once and said, "You are a prostitute." She said, "Yes! But that's not all!" So, he pleaded with her to tell him the rest for fifteen minutes, but she wouldn't. She left. So, he said he gave every penitent after that the penance of saying a "rosary for the conversion of a great sinner." They all said they would except one grouchy old woman who complained that she hadn't done anything that bad to have such a big penance. After Confession was over, Bishop Sheen went over to the Blessed Sacrament and knelt down, praying for the young woman. 9:00, 10:00, 11:00... About midnight, he heard the door to the cathedral open and thought it might be one of the other priests coming to check on him or the police checking to see why the lights were still on. No. It was the young woman, in tears, coming back to finish her Confession. He said that the "price" had been paid for her soul. Some souls, though, are much more expensive and require years of prayer and penance before their hardened hearts are softened.
I would recommend you pray the Rosary daily for your husband, and offer sacrifice (fasting is great, if you can), extra Masses during the week, prayer before the Blessed Sacrament, etc. And ask others to do the same. :)