My wife is a wonderful, loving and supportive woman. We have been married for over 30 years and still have a great relationship. She has been very tolerant of my study of the Catholic Church, but I’m sure she secretly hopes I will let it go. We both have some serious questions about the teachings of the LDS Church, but for my wife the Church’s emphasis on the family outweigh any theological issues. She has an uncanny ability to compartmentalize and seems to have carried much of her previous Protestant faith into the LDS Church.
She fears that I someday might want to convert to the Catholic Church and that this will cause a rift between us and our family. She wants to be supportive and I want her support. We’re not getting any younger and both of us fear what the future might bring if I continue my study of the Catholic faith.
I know there are others on the forum in similar situations. How do you handle your search for answers and still maintain family unity?