I’ve recently learned that my husband is an atheist. He used to go to church (Methodist) every Sunday, but once his grandmother passed away, he stopped going. I am also Methodist, but I’m going to an RCIA inquiry meeting tomorrow because God is calling me to the Catholic Church. However, I find myself in a terrible situation and I don’t know if I should follow through with becoming Catholic.
I told my husband that I want to stop taking the pill and gave him my reasons based on the teachings of the church, and he quite literally laughed out loud at me. We don’t seem to see eye to eye on this matter, and I don’t know what to do. I went into this marriage (15 years ago) knowing that he loved God and trusted in Him, now he could care less, and he believes that you can’t sin because God doesn’t exist.
I’m going to stop taking the pill because the thought of it makes me sick, but my husband absolutely does not want any more children. I know he will choose to use a condom when we are together. I don’t want to refuse him, but at the same time, I feel it’s wrong. If I participate in the act, am I committing a sin? If I am, how can I still receive communion if I’m committing the same sin over and over again? I’m not sure if going to confession for the repetition of the sin really shows that I have repentance (which I truly do). Thanks for any insight on this matter.