Melissa - posted on 12/12/2009 ( 11 moms have responded )
My name is Melissa and I am new to Mormon moms. I'm also a convert to the LDS church. I have a 1 year old daughter and my husband and I have been married for over 5 years. Although my journey hasn't been perfect my husband has been inactive for quite some time. I am wondering if anyone else has incountered this kind of spiritual hurdle and what I can do to help make him feel more comfortable about going to church. We have always lived in a predominantly LDS area and his experience with people being hipocritical frustrates him among other reasons why he doesnt want to go to church. Growing up I never had a large religious foundation and I really want our daughter to have that. I try to to carry the spiritual handcart on my own, but its easy for me at times to skip church to hang out at home to spend time with him. I've wanted to start having Family Home Evening but its a little daunting thinking that I'll have to do it on my own. He has a strong testimony and supports me in my desire to attend meetings etc. But its hard to do it all alone. Plus I really want to get sealed some day and I would love it if he could baptize our daughter. I don't want to push him away but I would love it if he at least tried. My choices haven't always been good but I'm at a point in my life I want to move forward and take those baby steps to reach some of my goals. Any advice or thoughts from anyone would be great.