Hello, I am happy to have found this website-very informative and helpful!
I would like opinions on the matter of our daughter not wanting to convert to Orthodoxy from Catholicism. She is 17. I must add, that for the past couple of years, we have had to practically drag her to Mass before we converted. My husband and I and our other daughter converted to Orthodoxy, for many reasons. I cannot see myself going back to the Catholic church, other than to take my 17 year-old on Saturday evenings, and she isn't interested. She feels that we never "considered her opinions" in converting, and the reasons we converted are many. I do believe that the Orthodox Church has the true faith. She comes with us to the Orthodox church, but she says it is too "different, confusing, etc." Part of me feels like I've done something selfish to take her away from the Catholic church, and I've tried explaining to her the many reasons why we left, along with explaining the reasons we feel at home in the Orthodox church. Now she doesn't want part of ANY church, and I feel responsible for ruining what little faith she had. She says that, although she reluctantly attended the Catholic church, that being Catholic was how she identified herself, and now she says she is confused and doesn't want to attend either. This really bothers me. Any thoughts?
I thank in advance anyone who can offer their views! God bless you!