Help please! I am a practicing Catholic. I married a Christian Scientist with consent of the Church. My wife’s “religion” was the only thing about my wife that gave me doubt before the wedding. Our only big fight before marriage was when in the Catholic marriage prep class that I wished that she would become Catholic. It raged her! As strange as this is: My wife is only Christian Scientist because her mom is. Her mom has some hold on my wife that I can not break thru (another time and story). At that time, I just put off the thought with hopes that I could get her to attend church with me after we married. I KNEW she was the one because God answered my prayers and lead us to one another. I had no doubt at all that we were supposed to get married!
Now, we have been married 5 years and have a son. In the past year my faith has grown exponentially. Being Catholic is a huge source of identity for me. I LOVE being Catholic and I want her to be also. I want her to join me in Chruch. I feel so lonely going to church. I see all these other couples and families attending togther.
I am living with this paradox. I love my wife. But, we have no spiritual connection. None. She almost despises the Church. She is indifferent about my growing faith. I wish that we could both live a Catholic life together, pray together, attend church together.
Our son was baptized and will be raised Catholic. She didn’t mind that at all - plus we agreed on that before marriage. I just want her to convert. I don’t think our lives will be a fullfilling together if she is not Catholic.
I don’t know how to reconcile my thoughts: I regret marrying her now 5 years later even with our beautiful son. Should I just continue doing what I am doing - practicing my faith alone and soon with my son? I don’t want to divorce.