If Your Husband Isn't Catholic by Kathleen Blease

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Editor’s Note:  Today, we are so happy to welcome Kathleen Blease to our CatholicMom.com family of contributors.  Kathleen blogs regularly at Kathleen’s Catholic: How Grace Drizzles In and is the author of I Can’t Wait to Meet My Daddy.  She’ll join us monthly to share her perspective.  Welcome Kathleen! Lisa

If your husband isn’t Catholic: You have the joy of seeing someone you love understand one more piece of the Faith and be amazed by it. Enjoy!

If your husband isn’t Catholic: You are called to pray for him—and for his family. In this case, there usually isn’t anyone else to pray to Mary and ask her to intercede for them. And there is no one else who can put the saints in Heaven to work for them. You’re it. Go for it!

If your husband isn’t Catholic: You have the motive to study your Catechism with the eyes of an adult. Your 8th grade answers need more depth. Find it and love it!

If your husband isn’t Catholic: You have a babysitter when your two-year-old just can’t sit still in Mass. Enjoy your peaceful time with Christ!

If your husband isn’t Catholic: You have the opportunity to learn patience, watching Christ fill your husband a little at a time. Grace drizzles in. Pay attention!

If your husband isn’t Catholic: You have the joy of introducing him to the liturgical year. Fish on Fridays, Advent Wreaths, Holy Days and Feast Days. Make it count!

If your husband isn’t Catholic: You hold back the tears when he goes to Christmas Mass with you and the kids, sings out his lungs, prays The Our Father, and kisses you at the Sign of Peace.  If you see a mom get mushy at Mass, remember why.

If your husband isn’t Catholic: You get an extra special thrill when he finds you a statue of Our Lady, Queen of Peace for your home’s entrance…or garden. Display her happily.

If your husband isn’t Catholic: You might overhear his friends and family say, “Well, she’s Catholic, you know.” Be glad they notice!

If your husband isn’t Catholic: You get a special view of love and faith and thank God for bringing your sweetheart to you. Don’t take Providence and grace for granted.

If your husband isn’t Catholic: You have to remember that…you are! Be glad and rejoice!

Copyright 2010 Kathleen Blease

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6 Comments

  1. Thank you for your positive and uplifting perspective on what can be a sometimes challenging and sad situation. I often feel burdened by our differences in faith; but it’s nice to know that it isn’t all bad. Thank you for that.

  2. Thank you for this beautiful contribution! My husband was raised Baptist, and after 15 years of marriage, he is now, by the Grace of God, a fervent Catholic and goes to daily mass. I am amazed and grateful to the Lord, and it is SO true that His Grace drizzles in, one day at a time.

  3. Thank you, Maria and Corinne!

    May God continue to bless you and your family in your efforts to follow His will and lead a Catholic life, the life of His One Church.

    And let’s watch together as His grace drizzles in!

    God bless,
    Kathleen Blease

  4. Wonderful. Sometimes I get so overwhelmed with loneliness, sadness and frustration because my husband isnt catholic and sometimes I feel that we dont see eye to eye on anything. I “stumbled upon your page and it is just what I needed to hear. God bless!

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