My husband's whole family is *sorta* Roman Catholic. My husband is not. He sorta defected from the Catholic scene after his religious grandmother died. He never felt like it fit him, and he isn't at all religious. He is minimally spiritual, he's much more secular. I am eclectic pagan and we are raising our children educated in all paths, and allowing them to choose for themselves.
My FIL has recently been really pushy about religion. He keeps dropping hints in letters and asking us when we're going to get our daughter baptized or if we're going to mass. Today my husband was given a subpoena to testify in a murder trial and he's freaking out about it. His dad was like "Don't you wish you've been going to church all this time now? Won't you be uncomfortable swearing on a Bible?"
It's getting old and really annoying. What can I say to get him to lay off?
Answer by hot-mama86 at 8:00 PM on May. 8, 2010
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Answer by dullscissors at 10:32 PM on May. 7, 2010
Your DH needs to talk to his father. As far as you having your Child baptized If you're not going to raise him the faith. Baptism could more harm then good. I had to tell my Husband to back off our SIL Pushing never brings People to the faith or Home again.
Answer by oldermomof5 at 5:42 AM on May. 8, 2010
Deal with them the same way I deal with my in-laws. I'm polite and cordial but as soon as they start pushing I walk away or I say something to end the conversation. Like the others have said the best way is for dh to talk to them when you aren't around. It's the best non confrontational way to go.
Answer by RyansMom001 at 6:31 AM on May. 8, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 9:14 AM on May. 8, 2010
I agree with the others, your husband needs to handle this - it is his father.
And a side note, people aren't asked to swear on the bible anymore, you have to ask to use the bible if you want it.
Answer by .Eveningstar. at 9:19 AM on May. 8, 2010
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