I was raised as a Roman Catholic and Casey was raised as a Non-Denominational Christian. The two religions couldn't be any more different....and it has made certain things in our relationship challenging (to say the least). Our wedding, for example, was EXTREMELY frustrating to plan due to religious conflict: the ceremony location, pre-marital counseling, officiants, etc. And we continue to face a dilemma with holiday and weekly worship services.
Well now we have a baby; we've created a child of God, and we've yet to get her baptised because of the constant religious debate. And that good old fashioned Catholic guilt of mine is really starting to get bothersome. See the problem is our religions baptise at different ages (Catholics: infants; Non-Denominational Christians: young adults). I feel very strongly that Lucy needs to be baptised as a baby - for many reasons, but for the sake of time, we'll leave it at that. Casey has no preference as to when she's baptised, just so long as she is baptised.
After recently discussing our options, we were able to come to a compromise (it only took us four years!). We both had likes and dislikes of our own church; we agreed that Catholicism is a little too traditional and not very kid-friendly and we also agreed that Non-Denominational Christianity is a little too progressive (for us).
So what did we do? We googled infant baptism and read about the different meanings for each religion, and ultimately resonated most with the Lutheran belief.
We've called the pastor of the Lutheran church in F Thrills, and we hope to meet with him next week. We are very excited, and can't wait to get this little Goose baptised!
Have any of you mommas had your little one baptised recently?
Were you and your husband of the same religion, or did you also have to make a compromise?
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