I am currently a candidate going through RCIA. I have a question about Birth Control.
I come from a fundamentalist background, and have been taught my whole life that BC is totally fine for married people. Since becoming catholic i choose to believe this is wrong, but I don’t feel convicted about it at all! I’ve read everything by catholics I can ge tmy hands on, but I lack the conviction. I still make a choice to find it unacceptable.
Then I went to a doctor because I was having very heavy, very long, very irregular (1 month, 2 weeks, or even 3 months apart!) and very painful periods. My emotional problems (PMS) was getting to the point I was hard to be around. My doctor prescribed me yasmin (birth control pill) and I have been on it for a month now and i have noticed weight loss, emotional stability and even a clear head. Hormonal problems ar enot uncommon to my family, and it looks like I got a bad case of it, and birth control pills have really made life a LOT easier for me!
however, I feel awful. I am planning to be married to a very good catholic man in 4 months, and we both feel weird about. Although I feel weird because I don’t feel bad about using birth control, even though the church says I should. I must be honest, i do NOT want to get pregnant right away. My future husband and I COULD support a child if God so blessed us, but we both don’t want it, and because of my female issues I have pills. Am I sinning if I don’t stop using them when I am married??
Oh, and in my family because of the irrugularity, it’s been hard for my family members to have kids, so I am also hoping with a regular period, it will make having children later in life a lot easier, when we are really ready for kids (when my student loans are paid off) we want a LOT