I can’t tell y’all how excited I am to finally be starting RCIA! It’s been nearly 2 years in the making. About 1.5 years ago I began questioning doctrinal beliefs of my childhood church (Nazarene) that were in direct opposition to beliefs of the (Southern Baptist) church my husband, children and I attend. Both claimed to be right, with neither conceding to the other. Long story short, after much reading, digging into the Early Church Fathers, and early church history, I found myself doggie paddling the Tiber.
My husband is ok with me going to RCIA, and holds many Catholic beliefs, but is very attached to our church. Our kids love going there, as well.
We have attended mass together, and I am trying to live out the Catholic faith as much as possible.
What gives you strength to keep on? How do you deal with relatives who are strongly anti-Catholic? Also, any tips on how I can continue living out what I now believe to be true when it’s a difficult and sensetive issue with my husband? I’m so stinking excited about RCIA and the wealth of the liturgical year, but I don’t want to drive him crazy in the process.
Thanks in advance for your kind responses.