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Don't Like Wifes Religion

I'm sick of dealing with my wife and her religion. I married her when I was backslidden and now 5 years later, this marriage isn't getting any better. She's a catholic and im a Christian. By the way..they're kids involved.

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 ---Eric_Zuniga on 9/21/09
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Eric, i agree with what Mima told you below. God is with you in your situation, He feels your pain but HE does things in His own order. Continue to pray for yourself and your wife. God will give you peace in that situation & help you too.
---Adetunji on 12/4/09

By no means am I a marriage counslor.

God Loves catholics and christians too.

First you are both his childern. He loves both of you equally. When Jesus died for our sins he did not discriminate, he shed the blood for all of us. If you love your wife what difference does it make. You are still praying to the same God no matter what religion you are.

The children are watching!!
---bee on 12/3/09

That's no reason to divorce your wife. You're entitled to be sick and tired of her and her relgion but think about it. How would you like it, if God was to say the same about you. You wouldn't like it one bit. Marriage is not easy but giving up is always easier. I'm not going to judge you but I do care enough to ask for you to have God lead you to what to do.The choice is yours and that what makes God an awesome God because he gives us choices. So instead of complaining, ask God what is HIS Will for you and your family. But if you're not willing to follow God's will than I still wish you and your family, Peace, Comfort, Understanding, and May God continue to bless you and yours regardless what you decide.
---Mrs_Michael on 11/30/09

This is exactly what Paul was talking about when he warned of being unequally yoked. This should be a lesson to all you singles. What I am saying is if you are RC marry a RC. If you are a Baptist marry a Baptist, etc.
---trey on 11/19/09

well I know a whole lot of people,and meet even more who profess to be christians who actually are goats.
---tom2 on 11/5/09

Your situation should drive you to prayer!!
With children or without children your situation's solution is not divorce!!!
Interestingly one of my physicians is in the same situation, and in fact ask me the very same question you're asking us. This man is a dear friend, a strong Christian, and actually trapped in a marriage with an unforgiving, idol worshiping, ritualistic RCC person. My advice to him was the same as my advice to you. God knows your problems and he will hear your prayers. And prayer without ceasing will bring peace!!!
---mima on 11/5/09

Sissy3396, thank you. It is very nice of you to say so. God Bless
---Darlene_1 on 9/29/09

Patie: Actually Roman Catholics do not study the same Bible as nonCatholics do. The Catholic Bible has books in it that the Protestant Bible does not contain.

As for the Christian definition. There are a variety of definitions of Christian. Here, it is being used to refer to born again believers in Christ. As a former Catholic, I never heard of being born again until I left the Catholic Church.
---Trish9863 on 9/26/09

Patie ... I would have liked to think so.

I would have expected the RCs here when subjected to anti-RC vitriol (of which sadly there is far too much) to say "Hang on, we are Christians too" ... but they don't

There's an RC who used to post here who said on the issue of adherence to the 10C that Christians did not have the same view as Catholics.

And I remember talking to some RC nuns, who referred with great pride to a prominent non-RC who had "converted from Christianity to Catholicism"

Many RCs do regsrd thenselves as not being Christians
---alan8566_of_uk on 9/26/09

what is this unequally yoked issue? Are catholics not supposed to be christians?

don't we and non-catholics use the same bible?

Or is the Catholic church non-christian?

I thought unequally yoked has to do with unbelievers..meaning non-christians?

how do you mean...she is catholic...i am christian?.... sounds confusing to me

either she is christian or she is not....
---patie3447 on 9/26/09

Eric, I didn't see a question in your post. What's the question?
What's the problem with "her religion?"
What's the problem with "your religion?"
Christianity is supposed to be a relationship with the living God. In many respects, both "religions" are very similar, they both have rituals. So assuming your Christianity is a relationship with God through Jesus Christ, where is Christ in your life?
God disciplines who He loves. Seek God for what's up with your life.
In any case, Jesus taught us to love one another. He said to love your enemies. So seek God to help you love who you don't want to love.
---Rod4Him on 9/26/09

To Darlene

I think you gave one of the best answers.
---Sissy3396 on 9/23/09

Thank you trish, you finished my sentence. You hear that leslie, study your bible, you have to compare scripture with scripture,because the bible maybe saying one thing in one passage but then says something else on another passage on the same topic which sounds like their contradicting each other but that's why you have to know the mind of god or else you will fall on that stunbling block, 1pet 2:8-"And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, [even to them] which stumble at the WORD, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed". REMEMBER! The way you know god's mind is to study his word and look beyond what you think you see/understand.
---metuschelah on 9/23/09

Leslie, you need to do a study of 1 Corinthians on marriage. It tells the married that if they are with unbelievers to stay married, UNLESS the unbeliever leaves. You are giving unscriptural advice, and it is straight from the Devil himself. Study the Word, and learn it before you spout off your heathen advice.
---Trish9863 on 9/22/09

Maybe she doesn't like your religion either.
Is SHE threatening to divorce you? Especially with kids involved, couldn't you come to some kind of truce? Maybe set some ground rules between you, as you agree to disagree.

Children are almost always devastated by divorce of their parents.

Maybe someday down the road, if you are prayerful, patient and respectful, she may begin to understand what Christianity is to you.
So may your kids (that ought to be worth something!)
---Donna66 on 9/22/09

Metuschelah - You quote the scripture what God has put together let no man separate. The key to this verse is "what GOD has put together". When you are in a marriage that is unequally yoked together, this is NOT what God has put together, but what MAN has put together. Therefore, it is okay to separate them. God NEVER puts together something that is unequally yoked, only MAN does.
---Leslie on 9/22/09

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---Leslie on 9/22/09
Get out of the marriage now.

Leslie, keep your advice to yourself, and stop trying to make this guy lose his soul and his marriage. I can spot you wolves in sheeps clothing anyday, and you are are doing what I call speaking out of both sides of your mouth. on one side of your mouth you are saying "get out of the marriage (get divorce)" and on the other side of your mouth you are saying " i'm not saying to get divorce but the bible is? (be ye not unequally yoked)" . Your advice is the kind of advice that i think Eric was looking for, an excuse.
---metuschelah on 9/22/09

---Leslie on 9/22/09
Get out of the marriage now.

Well let me tell you something leslie, I too have read the good book and it's apparent to me that you and I are not reading the same book. The bible tells us in 1 cor 2:13 "comparing spiritual things with spiritual", yes the bible tells us not to be unequally yoked (I used that quote myself 2cor 6:14) but that's not all of the passage, it continues with 2cor 6:17-Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord- I suppose that's why your saying for ERIC to get divorce but if one follows the principal that the bible sets up for us, which is to compare spriritual/scripture with scripture.
---metuschelah on 9/22/09

---Leslie on 9/22/09
Get out of the marriage now.

You will come the this conclusion which is found in another part of the bible that says to us in (mat 19:6) "Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, LET NOT MAN PUT ASUNDER. " to put in clear english 'let no one separate/divorce/putaway. Yes god warns us not to be unequally yoked but once it is joined together and the two become one and you didn't heed god's warning about unequal yoking, then let no one separate that marriage that includes you leslie. It is a done deal.(READ Rom 7:2-3).
---metuschelah on 9/22/09

You are unequally yoked together, which the Bible says NOT to be. Get out of the marriage now. This will also influence the kids to think unBiblical if you do not get out. I am not encouraging divorse, but the Bible says NOT to be unequally yoked together.
---Leslie on 9/22/09

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The family that prays together, stays together. Propose to her that she would want to become a born-again Christian like you. Catholics are pretty much deluded in their idolatry and ceremonies much like an addict addicted to their damaging drugs though, so you will need much prayer before talking to her and representing to her that Christianity is not only the better faith to follow, but also it is the only right and acceptable faith to God. God is Jealous and he does not accept idolatry nor will he share his glory with any other, you continue to bow down and worship only Jesus Christ and receive from him his bestowings upon you, and intercede for you wife and kids that they too may become saved and a part of the living body of Christ.
---Eloy on 9/22/09

It sure makes it hard when there's Children envolved.
She's r-catholic & your christian, there really shouldn't be any prob. What I'm saying is, the christian church along with the bapt, cog, naz, method, aog, presby, luth etc churches are the offspring churches from r-catholocism, they'r enter-twined together(church family).
If you were in Apostolic Pentecostal which is NOT a branch off the r c c. There'l be some really bad prob's, but nothing is to hard for God to fix. You canNot leave God's Church & go to 1 one of them other Man-made relig-org's churches. A spouse is Not worth losing your soul for. I found that out myself.
---Lawrence on 9/21/09

You are now feeling the fire of disobedience to almighty God. You have been warned and did not pay attention. Many people want to go off and do their own thing. You did-- and now you have to deal with it. Sometimes choices in our lives come back to haunt us. You are a prime example,of this. We are to be obedient to God. If not--we are not under His perfect protection. You stepped out on your own and took things into your own hands.Read the entire book of Ephesians.Chapter 5 should help you understand what you are to do. I hope God can restore your marriage. Blessings
---Robyn on 9/21/09

metuschelah, that is a good point I think you are saying, about how he could now be making himself seem so Christianly "righteous" so he can look down on her and excuse himself from their marriage. But, Eric, I think if your ways got you into this, your own ways could also get you into something else not good, if you just dump out. I'd offer > first, make sure you really get with God and how He has you become a really loving person, see how this has you become with your family > "nor as being lords over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock." (1 Peter 5:3) Your example can feed them so they can discover how to love, pus living with someone can help expose how we need to be better in love.
---Bill_bila5659 on 9/21/09

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Eric, undoubtedly there's more going on than you are telling us. You have to live with your choices, so just deal with it. God bless you.
---mugwump on 9/21/09

Catholics are Christians,no matter what some believe. Think about how you treat your wife,seems you've counted her out as a child of God. Do you treat her as a nonbeliever which you shouldn't because if she believes Jesus is the Son of God,died for our sins,buried,risen and at right hand of God,that describes a Christian. Even if you and she don't agree on religion,I suggest you get your Bibles and read them together,just a verse if need be and then have family prayer together. Try to build bridges of undestanding and cooperation with each other. Try to have patience not anger. Reach out in love,don't close off from a relationship. You have the choice to either build a relationship on faith and love or tear it down. Which would God do?
---Darlene_1 on 9/21/09

\\it would have sounded something like this "don't be unequally yoked with unbelievers" but you didn't, well now suck it up because it's too late. She is your wife.\\

Sounds like that Eric_Zuniga was the one who was the unbeliever at the time of the marriage.
---Cluny on 9/21/09

Do you want to be a Christian who is obedient, or backslidden again? Obedience demands that you obey ALL of God's Word, including "Love you wife as Christ loved the Church, and gave Himself up for her." Read Ephesians to find out about that one.

In the meantime, pray for her. If you need help praying, get the book, "The Power of a Praying Husband."

Also, get into a men's Bible study at church, and ask an older, mature man to mentor you in your walk with Jesus.
---Trish9863 on 9/21/09

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And you think Catholics are not Christians?

I say pop-evangelicals' Christianity is questionable.

Well, in any case, too bad, mister.
---Cluny on 9/21/09

Sounds to me like your trying to slider your way out of your marriage, looking for an excuse, well suck it up because she's your wife and will always be your wife, and if you have any kind of love within your soul, not toward's your wife, not even towards your kid's but towards God, the bible suggest that you be a man and love your wife. You should have thought about her religion before hand, sorry but don't try and get all chritianity now, because if you would have heed the lord's warning, it would have sounded something like this "don't be unequally yoked with unbelievers" but you didn't, well now suck it up because it's too late. She is your wife.
---metuschelah on 9/21/09

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