Please pray for me, my fiancee, and her mother. I am engaged to be married on April 5th of next year. She and her mother are Lutheran, but do not practice. My fiancee has moved closer and closer to the faith, but her mother (with whom I have a loving and close relationship) is very much against the Catholic Faith. She doesn’t have the full truth about history and the Church. This is the one area, ironically, that I cannot seem to approach her on.
This is a very touchy subject with her, and my fiancee is having trouble converting because of this. Also, my fiancee will not join until she truly has owned the Faith herself. She is always sincere about God, and it will have to be her faith, not just mine. This is a great thing, but my anxiety is growing.
I want to receive the Sacrament of Communion, in addition to the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony, with my wife as the first step in our marriage. I want to raise my children as Traditional Catholics, with traditional values. I want my counterpart in this world to be Catholic when I am not home. I know I can marry her if she has not converted, provided she agrees to raise the children Catholic, but I want the faith to be first, and not just an agreement.
Does this make sense? I am anxious and I can despair over this from time to time. Please pray for me as well. I need guidance and patience. Sometimes, I just need hope. I have found a renewed love for my faith over the past few years. She has inspired me to grow in my faith more. I love God so very much. I want to worship him with everything I have. Please pray for her conversion, and if not a conversion for her mother, at least Grace to let her daughter find the One True Faith.