I posted this in Evangelization, because it is, but I’m not sure if this might be a better place.
I just want to thank whoever is reading this for being a friend, ear, advice giver in something that I can’t really go to anyone I know in real life about.
A little background: DH is Jewish, I am Catholic. We’ve been married for about 4 years, together 8 -no kids yet, but we’re working on that . Since our marriage, my love/interest/participation in the Catholic faith has skyrocketed. DH is self proclaimed culturally Jewish and does not practice. He attends Mass with me every Sunday, went through the pre-cana prep with me, got married in the Catholic church, we use NFP, we will be raising our kids catholic and we are extremely happy. I say all of this so you will know he is supportive and enjoys that I find so much peace in the Catholic church.
So…when we got married, I knew that if DH were to ever convert to Catholicism it would be a very slow process that would probably take our lifetime together. I have accepted this. He is (and I say this lovingly as I am too) very stubborn and has a hard time with change, especially something that he doesn’t know. Over the last several years, I haven’t really initiated any conversations about Catholicism, but have tried to show with my actions how the Church leads me to the greatest knowledge and love for God through Jesus and in turn gives me peace through whatever difficult situations life gives us. (and we have been through a lot, to say the least). Lately, DH has been asking more questions…which has lead to me read a lot more theology. There have been lots of these conversations and then last night I initiated (timidly) this…spero11.wordpress.com/ (keep in mind it was all very gentle and respectful, but at the same time blunt and honest). I had to post it in my blog b/c it was too long for the forum.
Any suggestions about what I should bring up in our next convo. I know he would get a lot out of reading a book, but he doesn’t have time and me reading to him is out of the question b/c that would take time away from his writing. I feel like the huge walls he used to have up about religion are coming down and I never thought it would happen this fast. I love him deeply and it drives me nuts to think that whatever “Jesus” was forced on him in the past is still affecting and blocking his view today. I guess I’m just looking for another perspective. This is the pushiest, most forward conversation I have ever had with him or anybody about Jesus and the Church and I just don’t know what to do next. I’m praying the rosary every day throughout Lent with a special intention to bring us both closer to God and him to Jesus. I know it’s a marathon with him, but sometimes I just get so excited when we have huge progress that I just want to swoop him up and sprint to the finish line!!