[quote="Iotaunum, post:6, topic:287186"]
Thats good to hear - I wish nothing but the best for your marriage.
Thank you for your kind wishes. I'm sure I got the better end of the deal! :D
quote="Iotaunum, post:6, topic:287186"
I thought that's what you meant, so I'll stand as an "exception" if you wish. FWIW - my wife's only brother married a good Byzantine Catholic girl (whom I have known all her life, as our families were in the same home parish), and they are in a similar position - happy with two Byzantine Catholic kids, married 17 years. My wife's brother has not consider conversion.
I too know many a devout convert, and there are many good ones here on CAF!
If I may, the common thread in my family is that this was proactively addressed in marriage preparation. Both spouses were mutually committed from the beginning. Both my wife and my brother-in-law respected that the Catholic faith (and our Byzantine Church and traditions) were part of our very being, and everything flowed from there successfully. Neither family has any significant history of divorce (but for one most unfortunate abusive husband incident), and all entered into the bond of marriage understanding exactly what that meant.
Frankly, without those ingredients, any marriage is bound to fail - between Catholics or otherwise.
I would therefore suggest that the problem is not so much mixed marriage, but the lack of commitment inherent in the bond from the start. If religion is important to both parties, and neither are willing to yield for the good of the marriage from the onset, then it will inevitably become a wedge between them. A shame when Christ should be at the heart of every marriage.