I may even have posted about this sometime before, but I'm still stuck in it. For the past few years, I have been attending a very liberal, affirming (ordaining and marrying gay/lesbian/transsexual members), etc, United Church of Canada congregation. After a lifetime of searching, I have found my spiritual "home."
The problem is dh is an atheist. We were both atheists when we married almost 15 years ago. We were married by a Justice of the Peace. Dh was raised Catholic and really just has no interest in religion at all. He is supportive, but bemused by this new committment in my life.
We have a 7-yo dd. So far, she hasn't really shown any interest in coming to church with me. I've tried taking her to Sunday School; but frankly, it's not nearly as progressive as the rest of the church (the services, the politics, etc) and I don't really want her to learn Bible stories in the literal way I did. I guess that's a bit of a different issue, though.
I don't even really know what I'm posting about. I guess I'm just wondering if there is anyone else out there who has begun a faith journey alone in their family. I am alone amongst most of my friends, too. One of them has joined me in church and another one is away for a year and is in exactly the same situation. Our families get together and our husbands roll their eyes at us.
I am not looking to convert dh. It's just hard taking time for church every Sunday when it means time away from the family, especially when dh and I both work ft. But this is SO important to me and I find myself deepening my committment to God and the Church. I don't feel this in itself is dividing us. I don't need him to "believe." But I'm not sure how to intruduce my daughter to what I have discovered and I really would like to. Dh isn't really opposed to that. We're really not so far apart in our beliefs, even now. I don't think I'll ever be a capital-C "Christian;" more of a Christo-pagan or Christian-leaning Pantheist. He gets that and actually aknowledges how special this church is.
It just seems a little sad and strange to have this be "mom's thing" in our family.