(apologies in advance, this is a long post)
I desire most strongly to become Catholic. I know now in my heart that only the Catholic Church is the fullness of truth in Christ.
In my research however, I’m going to have a problem…
In my youth, I married a man much older than I was. The marriage lasted less than two years (he was abusive, I left after suffering a miscarriage due to his physical abuse).
I have since remarried, and we have been together for almost 11 years. We have a 3 year old son. Now that we are parents, its become increasingly obvious in my heart that I should raise my son to believe in God and his son Jesus Christ. (I had lost all faith for a number of years…I was raised LDS, and I have a LOT of problems with that religion now).
Now that I realize that I must have my first marriage annulled, I’m losing sleep over it. I don’t know what to do. I have NO IDEA where my first husband even lives now…I haven’t seen him in over 15 years…I’ve had NO CONTACT. And when I tell you this man was crazy…this is not bitterness in my heart…it is truth. What if even after all these years, he blocks me in some way from joining the church?? Believe me, when I knew him, he was capable of ANYTHING to make me miserable. Just reliving this in my mind is making me sick to my stomach
Anyway…please say a prayer for me.
(PS—Needless to say, I’m contacting the local parish on Monday to see if I can talk to the priest soon and find out what I need to do. Or should I go straight to Archdiocese? I have no idea.)