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"My husband and I when we got married were the same religion, we both believed in God and we both were, I thought, devout in our religion. About 9 years ago my husband decided that he didn't believe in God shortly after we lost our first child. We were lucky enough to have our first son join our family a year after my first son's death. Although my husband had decided that God no longer existed or that he wasn't sure he existed, he still allows me to take my son to church. Coming up this year is a very special year in my church for my son he can be baptized, however, my husband is now telling me that he believes my son is not old enough to make an important decision such as this one and that he will not allow it until my son is an adult, which means 18.
I'm devastated and hurt and I feel a little betrayed. My religion is everything to me, my son has been allowed to be a part of that and I believe that what he receives with his baptism is important enough to help him through life. I know he will be fine. I know God understands, but it is more me and how I feel that my husband isn't holding up to his commitment with me when he told me that I could raise my child in the church regardless of how he feels about God. He says he is still holding up to his end of the bargain because he allows me to take him to church and he allows my son to be involved in all church activities. He just won't allow him to be baptized and without his permission my church feels it is best to have both parents give their blessing if living under the same roof.
I guess I'm asking your readers what they would do in my situation? Am I being over dramatic? Or am I validated in what I am feeling? Has anybody been in my situation? Any and all advice is appreciated.
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