Hi. I just joined this site today, but your post caught my eye immediately.
My husband is Lutheran, and I am Catholic. This has never been a problem, but it has been the center of a number of discussions ranging from Church on Sundays to how we will raise future children.
It was something we began discussing back in college before marriage was even really discussed. I went to a Lutheran college, and I knew the chances were I was going to meet a non-Catholic man.
Nathan is wonderfully supportive of the situation, and it makes it much easier. We attend Catholic Church on Sundays, but he has no desire to convert. I support that decision. He attends Lutheran Church on Saturday evenings at 4:00 PM with his best friend so he can receive Communion.
We’ll raise our children Catholic as well, but most importantly we will teach them how to be good Christians and follow their beliefs.
Nathan and I have always understood that being good Christians is important. We do a Bible study together that is based on the Catholic Bible. I do a Christian book study with my girlfriends who are all Baptist, but we read Christian books that are not aimed at any particular denomination (ie. Elizabeth George, Beth Moore).
I think as long as you understand what the other expects in Faith, you will be successful. In the beginning of our dating, we did have a few disagreements, but we have worked through those. Prayer is the same no matter the denomination.
I also wanted to add that he has always been interested in the Catholic faith, but there are some fundamental issues in which he doesn’t believe. I respect that. While there are days that I wish he was Catholic, I mostly am happy that I am married to a good Christian man who respects me, treats me well, and loves me (and does the housework! )
I hope this helps. I know it can seem tricky!