- 6 years ago
- Wedding: August 2012
Ok I’m going to try to make this short. : ) This has to do with religion and I don’t want to start a debate. I just want to know if any other bees have dealt with a similar scenario.
I was raised Catholic most of my life, but after a certain age my mother stopped taking us to church. She stopped believing in faith and saw no reason to continue our catechism or attend mass. I never stopped believing in God, however, I no longer feel like I belong in the Catholic church.
I feel like I’m in some sort of a waiting space. My Fiance and I have gone to a few different churches over the last few years to try to explore our faith. I thought it would be nice to see how other people worship and open our minds. So far I feel like my points of view fit in with the Lutheran mindset the most. I have yet to find a church that I feel comfortable in. When I was little there was almost an inherent feeling of belonging that I can’t seem to find.
We want to include God in our ceremony, but I’m not sure how to do so. My Grandma wants me to join with a church so that I can have a reverend wed us. I don’t feel like that would be the right thing to do. Since I’m still exploring my beliefs I believe that it would feel like I’m rushing along down that path. I also think that I would inevitably feel as though I was “settling” for a particular domination just to get married in a way that pleases my more conservative family.