NFP and a Non-Catholic Spouse
A listener writes:
I’ve been listening to your podcast for a couple of years now and really enjoy getting access to the material. Thank you, Sirius!
I just listened to the podcast with the NFP doctor and had a couple of questions/suggestions for future shows. I apologize if you have covered this in past shows, I only have access to the podcasts.
I heard a caller talk about how his wife was not willing to go to NFP classes. While you were helpful in giving him resources (e.g. sending him to the NFP doctor website and the Marquette one), you didn’t address the other issue that he brought up. That was the fact that his wife was unwilling to go to classes and trusted her doctor.
When I went to the Catholic Engaged Encounter Weekend, I was with 30 other couples. Of those couples, only a handful had both future spouses being a part of the church. I think that it would be wonderful if you could address more fully how to work through some of the issues of marriage when you are in a marriage that has a “disparity of cult.”
I would like to try NFP, but my husband is unwilling. What do you do in that situation? How do you work through that sort of a marital issue?
I would really appreciate some more content that discusses how to work through the sacrament of marriage with a non-Catholic spouse. I think that this would be useful for many people.
This is a tough question. Has anyone else been in this similar situation? How should she approach this?