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Wife not praying with husband
« on: May 30, 2020, 07:03:47 PM »
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  • What's a Catholic husband to do if his wife doesn't pray with him?

    Offline Nadir

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    Re: Wife not praying with husband
    « Reply #1 on: May 30, 2020, 07:11:51 PM »
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  • More information needed. 
    Length of marriage, religious background of wife and husband, what you do do together, any children, etc, etc.?


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    Re: Wife not praying with husband
    « Reply #2 on: May 30, 2020, 07:35:06 PM »
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  • Length of marriage, religious background of wife and husband, what you do do together, any children, etc, etc.?
    wife and husband initially traditional, but wife attached to Novus Ordo family

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    Re: Wife not praying with husband
    « Reply #3 on: May 30, 2020, 08:03:25 PM »
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  • Does she not pray at all or just not with you?
    Vigano for Pope !!!

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    Re: Wife not praying with husband
    « Reply #4 on: May 31, 2020, 08:11:33 AM »
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  • Do you pray ponderously slowly, or self-absorbedly fast?  That's enough to drive a person crazy, though I think the anonymous Wife Beater on this forum would probably advocate you giving your wife a good thrashing, dunking her in cold water and then perhaps tying her to a catapult and launching her into the distance...

    I will pray a rosary for you and your family this week.  God bless you!


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    Re: Wife not praying with husband
    « Reply #5 on: May 31, 2020, 08:12:03 AM »
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  • Do you pray ponderously slowly, or self-absorbedly fast?  That's enough to drive a person crazy, though I think the anonymous Wife Beater on this forum would probably advocate you giving your wife a good thrashing, dunking her in cold water and then perhaps tying her to a catapult and launching her into the distance...

    I will pray a rosary for you and your family this week.  God bless you!
    Sorry, that was me.  I forgot to tick the box!

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    Re: Wife not praying with husband
    « Reply #6 on: May 31, 2020, 09:14:31 AM »
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  • wife and husband initially traditional, but wife attached to Novus Ordo family
    I am a traditional Catholic and my husband is Novus Ordo.  It is a challenge for us to find forms of prayer that we both are comfortable with, but we do still manage to prayer together a bit.  It probably is less than an ideal amount though.  

    I think you need to find a way of praying that she is able to do meaningfully.  While you have the authority to order her, if she merely obeyed you out of duty, she would end up going through the motions of prayer without sincerity.  Pray for God to guide you in fulfilling your duty as the spiritual head of the family.  

    What kinds of prayers have you tried doing together?  Does she object to the Rosary? Does she pray by herself?

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    Re: Wife not praying with husband
    « Reply #7 on: July 27, 2020, 08:32:57 PM »
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  • Does she not pray at all or just not with you?
    just not with me


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    Re: Wife not praying with husband
    « Reply #8 on: July 27, 2020, 08:34:43 PM »
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  • Does she object to the Rosary?
    She doesn't pray it.
    Does she pray by herself?
    yes

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    Re: Wife not praying with husband
    « Reply #9 on: July 27, 2020, 08:49:35 PM »
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  • what you do do together
    eat one meal a day together
    any children
    no

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    Re: Wife not praying with husband
    « Reply #10 on: July 27, 2020, 08:52:03 PM »
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  • What's a Catholic husband to do if his wife doesn't pray with him?
    Two options that I see:
    1. Beat her into submission.  I don't recommend this route.
    2. Pray in a public place in the home at a set time every day, preferably with the children, and perhaps she will join.  Leave her alone otherwise.  We are to lead by example.


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    Re: Wife not praying with husband
    « Reply #11 on: July 28, 2020, 08:44:33 AM »
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  • Just the Rosary... Both pray fifteen decades in the same language with the same prayers and mysteries at the same speed? Then what’s the problem... how about compromise and pray five alone, five together with him leading, five together with her leading, etc. Praying the Rosary with people who do not say it correctly in Latin or who do it too slowly can be distracting. Otherwise, why does it matter if she wants to say it alone?

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    Re: Wife not praying with husband
    « Reply #12 on: July 28, 2020, 08:49:14 AM »
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  •  why does it matter if she wants to say it alone?
    The family that prays together, stays together.
    Also, spouses praying together reminds them that there are three in their marriage.

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    Re: Wife not praying with husband
    « Reply #13 on: July 28, 2020, 09:32:03 AM »
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  • just not with me
    Why doesn't she want to pray with you? 

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    Re: Wife not praying with husband
    « Reply #14 on: July 28, 2020, 09:56:44 AM »
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  • eat one meal a day together
    That's all you do? Why is she so cold with you?


     

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