Change in spouse’s spirituality
Sorry, this is a little long but background is needed - I think....
My husband and I have been married for 11 years. We were married in the Catholic church. When we were married, church was not a "high" priority. We did not go to church every week, did not pray together and neither of us actively read the bible. He is a musical person and participates in the choir. As the years went along, and we were blessed with children, slowly we became more regular in our church attendance.
In the past 6 months my husband has taken a more active and concentrated focus on his faith. He reads the Bible daily, daily prayer and listening to religious radio stations. He asked if we could pray together each night and has put together a family faith time every Sunday. When he asked if I would pray with him nightly, I was fine with that and I enjoy the family faith time with our children (we are working through the Bible with the Bible stories).
Here comes my issue(s). He has been changing. Not too unexpected, but, some of his comments are lingering with me and bothering me. In our discussions in the past 11 years, I was under the impression we both believed the same things. But we were not critical of other religions or "sinners". They might be "sinning" or not believing now, but could still find their way. One day, he made a comment that really has been bothering me. I do not remember the exact comment but basically that Muslims are "bad people". Really, what does their religion have to do with being a bad person! Along with this he seems to have become less accepting of people.
I am not in the same place in my faith. And with some of his "core" seeming to change, I am starting to feel some resentment. I think it is toward his focus and changes. I am happy for him to a point. But then I feel guilty about resenting his faith and focus!
Any help or insite would be great!
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