New to the forum so I thought I'd make an introduction. Could make for a lengthy story but in a nutshell:
I have wandered the desert of protestantism for 40 years. Raised in the Assemblies of God, spent my early 20s in the "non-denominational" Charismatic Churches, late 20s in a Calvinistic Baptist congregation, was exposed to Roman Catholicism which led to my departure from the Baptists but got side tracked at Canterbury and became an Anglican in one of the continuing Anglican jurisdictions. During this time I became a postulant. Withdrew my postulancy and departed when the jurisdiction I was a member of joined the ACNA due to an underlying liberalism present in that organization. While a postulant I had been exposed to Orthodoxy, attended about a dozen or so services (vespers, matins, and the Divine Liturgy) and a series of inquirer's classes. When we left the Anglicans, I considered swimming the Tiber then but my wife expressed a unwillingness to do so. Therefore, we ended up in our present Lutheran congregation. Most recently, while visiting out of state relatives, we went with them to a VERY liberal congregation - not an experience I care to repeat.
Since my exposure to Orthodoxy, it has been an ever present thought at the back of my mind. And the more and more I examine the protestant reformation and its fruits since, the more I desire to become Orthodox.
My current issue is a spouse who has flatly stated that she has no desire to become Orthodox. I have drug her along through many expressions of protestantism since we were married and I don't have the heart to do so again but yet I also find that it is becoming increasingly difficult fo me to stay. We do have a young child so that is also a concern. Anyway, I humbly seek your prayers as I work through this.