My 28-yr-old son married a JW nine years ago. This has
placed him between the proverbial "rock and a hard
place." He hasn't practiced his faith these last nine
years, but hasn't totally lost his affinity to his
Church. Does he have any viable options, or is he stuck
in a marriage that isn't a marriage(Justice of the
Peace) at all. They have given us three beautiful
granddaughters. the JW wife is really a sweet and kind
person, but is locked tight in her "religion." Her
mother is ex-Catholic and lured her into the JW. She
was baptized in the Catholic Church and received the
Thank You for pondering over this one. God Bless.
Art Granville, concerned parent.
Your son's marriage isn't valid, since a Catholic is obliged to be married in a Catholic rite, unless he receives a dispensation. Yet his best option would be stay with his wife, learn about his faith and practice it. I suggest he start by reading Theology for Beginners by FJ Sheed and progress to the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Unless he practices his religion, he will have no influence at all over his wife's beliefs. If he does show evidence of his own faith, the seed of grace his wife received in baptism may begin to sprout. And with prayer the day may come when their marriage can be blessed by the Church.
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