- 4 years ago
- Wedding: October 2014
Okay so I am just going to be honest and blunt here and I hope you will give me the benefit of the doubt if this upsets you. I am not trying to start a debate of any kind.
I am Catholic and love our faith but admit that sometimes some of the beliefs make me sad and I cannot claim to 100% walk the line. For instnace, my FI live together, I am okay with birth control and believe everyone’s right to be married… but I firmly believe in the eurcharist and our core beliefs.
My FI was raised Methodist but has agreed that we will raise our children Catholic. We are about to start our classes this Saturday and I am just wondering.. for someone like me what will the experience be like? I remember getting the cold shoulder in HS after confirmation because I asked too many questions during confirmation classes and our Life Teen leader apparently thought I was an unfit leader. I don’t want to make waves, but I don’t want to lie and say that I am 100% in line either. I mean, even our Pope has a more forgiving and accepting attitude, so if we think in a similar way, is that going to hurt us in marriage prep?
Also, has anyone known ahead of time that they were going to have fertility issues and then attended NFP classes? I have a couple of health issues that will prevent a natural pregnancy so we will require medical assitance to become pregnant. I am wondering how you felt emotionally going through NFP classes or what your overall experience was. I mean, I am sure it will be interesting but I admit I am already a little sad thinking of it as I have always been disappointed that I am highly unlikely to get to experience an all natural progression.
I’m not trying to create trouble here, I just want to go in prepared for what it will be like and also to accurately prep my FI as he is not Catholic and I don’t see him converting any time soon. Thank you!