Well, everyone, I need some advice. I’m hoping you can help.
Over the past several days I’ve discovered that, in spite of my husband and I having a great marriage, I’m “spiritually” lonely. By that I mean that my husband and I don’t do anything spiritual together. We don’t pray together, or read the Bible together, or even worship together (he’s a Protestant and I’m a Catholic). I’d love to be doing these things with my husband. I never feel closer to my husband then when we’re praying together.
My dilema is that I don’t know how to approach my husband on this issue. We’ve talked about praying together before, but we never seem to actually do it. We’ve tried having evening devotions together, but the effort never seems to last longer then a week or two at the most. Any other times I’ve brought the situation up, he always ends up feeling guilty. He takes things very hard, and believes he should be leading the family. When he feels he’s not doing that, he gets very down on himself.
I don’t want him to be all guilt-ridden about the situation, but I do want to tell him how I feel and see if, together, we can change things.
So, I guess my question is, how do I best approach my husband about this situation? How do I convey best convey how I’m feeling, without making him feel guilty? How do I encourage him to lead me and the children, without making him feel like I’m trying to take over or that I’m disappointed in him? He’s a wonderful husband and a fantastic father, it’s just in this area that he needs some work.
So, any help and advice you could give me about this situation would be wonderful. I really appreciate your help.