In 2000, my wife and I were discreetly (her parents wanted us to wait until my enlistment was up) married at a California county court house by a Justice of the Peace when I was in the military. Fast forward three years, I was discharged from the military after honorable service.
In 2003, we sought a non-denominational minister to marry us in the same college chapel where her mom & sister were married. In order to maintain appearances, we procured an Ohio marriage license and were married before said minister.
At the time of both marriages, my wife was not a baptized Christian, no was I practicing my Lutheran faith. She was later baptized in 2012.
Fast forward to today, we are both in RCIA at a local parish. And in our paperwork, we only documented the 2000 wedding date.
Do we need to go down that road of disclosing both dates? Or are both marriages invalid anyway? We were told we need to have our marriage made valid in the Church anyway.