Hi Virginia. Sorry that I just seen this. I praise God that He has begun to reveal to you the truth behind the false doctrines of the Catholic Church. I have done a good bit of studying on the Catholic Church & I'm sure the few things I've learned thus far is just a drop in the bucket. My suggestion would be that you get deep into the Word. Study the contradictions that are there that they teach, one of which is praying to dead folks. There are so many things they teach that isn't Biblical. If your husband is the type of man that you can sit down & have a discussion with, sit him down & show him these facts after you've got proof without a shadow of a doubt.
Just for example, they teach Mary was perfect. As we know, no one was perfect aside from Christ. They teach so many things wrong about Mary when she was nothing more than you or I other than the fact that she was highly favored & carried the Christ child. I'm sure she was an awesome young lady but she was included in the verse For all have sinned & fallen short of the glory of God. She, too, needed a Savior & even said as much.
I'll be more than happy to work with you on this if you would like for me to. You can reply to me here or send me something in my inbox as well. We can do it right here & others can help us by sharing their input as well along with prayers. We'll bust heaven wide open & bring your entire family to the full truth of the gospel. Soon, your husband will see clearly. In the meantime, he will see something different about you as you grow in the knowledge of the Lord.
Thank you for taking the time to reply.
I gave up on my husband already, I do not think we will never agree on anything related to religion but I am fine with that. Maybe one day my daughters will get to know the truth as I did, by God's Grace.
I will let Him do His job, I do not think I am the one to try to change anything in my household, at least for now. I am, and sometimes I think I will always be, a baby in Christ. It's like I take one step ahead and two backwards but anyways, I am happy to keep trying until the end.
It's just that sometimes I feel I am missing out in learning so much I could learn by going to a church that is not Catholic... but I am sure God is teaching me something through what I have to go through every Sunday hahahaha, who knows, right?
Thank you again.
God Bless you.
Have you considered going to another church through the week? Churches have services on Wednesday nights as well as Bible studies on other days of the week. They also have Women Bible Studies. Maybe find a nondenominational church close by & see if they have any services through the week & try attending then & go with your family on Sundays. As you grow in the Lord, just them seeing you & you living the example will be His testimony. Our lives are a light to so many that we don't have to say a word many times. You'll be surprised the words that it will speak to your husband as well. Just remember, it's not the husband who we have our hope in but the Lord. If we had our hopes in people, we'd be up a creek without a paddle. In the meantime, stay in His Word & continue to seek Him.
Virginia your situation is very delicate. I believe you are blessing many by how you are going about handling it.
I am sure your predicament lends it self for getting weary, but keep fueling your self with the word. God is able beloved to change any and all situations.
Be encourage sister, joy comes in the morning.
keep loving your hubby/family in a sacrificial way. Love your husband in such a way that he wants to know the one that loves you so well, that his loves spills out and over to him.
I will follow your advice.
My regards to your beautiful family.
Hi Virginia, God bless you!
I was raised Catholic. Here's an idea. If my memory is correct, we used to have 1 or maybe 2 scripture readings during mass. You could write down the scripture readings. Later, pull out your Bible and read them to your children and talk about them. Or if a different verse comes to mind, write that down. Surely they didn't cover everything during mass? Is there something more you would like your children to think about? Maybe this could become a bedtime activity? Read a couple Bible verses and talk, sing a song, draw a picture. Another thought is write down the things you are praying for and pray for them with your children. Like grandparents, school concerns, etc. Children can be a great prayer team.
I think that is a great idea. I already have discussions with my daughters who already seem to have a lot of questions, that makes me happy.
God Bless you
So beautifully written, I love your point of view.
Liberation from doubt is the most important think to me, very hard also.
I feel guilty making all this about me: me not liking the church I go to, me finding it hard to believe sometimes, me not agreeing with others point of view, me, me and me. Very tiring and upsetting. I wish I could just let go of all of these interfering emotions.
Thank you very much for taking the time to reply.