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My husband and I have been civilly married for ten years. I married very young. He was married before. He still hasn't submitted his annullment forms to our priest. (he says he hasn't had the time) I was promised that he would get the ball rolling about ten years ago. I didn't realize the sacrifice that I was making ten years ago. I would love to recieve communion with my children but haven't because of the whole adultry thing. With the exception of this big matter, our marrage is one that I couldn't even dream would be as good. My step kids have even commented that they never knew that a marrage could be as stable as mine is. They view our marrage as "ideal". My husband and I run a small independant business, I'm in school and work full time at the business. All I can do is smile on the outside while I'm dying on the inside. My question is this, Should I divorce so I can finally recieve communion and be active in the church like I did before we were married or is there something else I can do? Thanks for everything
-- Re2112 (Re2112@notarypublic.com), February 19, 2003
Hi, Re - -
I think divorce would just make it worse. Have you spoken to a priest about your situation? There might be some way to expedite the paperwork -- since you've been married so long and the previous marriage was a civil one, it shouldn't be that much of a problem.
God bless you for respecting the laws of the Church and not receiving Communion. A lot of people in your situation wouldn't have the courage to do so. Please believe me when I say that Christ will reward you for obeying His church in this matter! Are you familiar with the idea of making a "spiritual communion"? That is a wonderful devotion which may be of help to you.
Please talk with a priest that you trust and meanwhile know that we are all praying for you! :-)
-- Christine L. :-) (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 19, 2003.