Went to the Antiochian church today, it was St Nicholas day, and a great day to visit, expecially for my daughter, who got a present. It was my second time attending an Orthodox service, and my wife's first.
Anyway, as I suspected, my wife hated it. I enjoyed it a lot. So much that I am ready to start attending. My wife enjoyed meeting the people and the Father, but said she just didn't like the service. Her main excuse, beside it being weird to her was that it was so far from home (30 miles each way). When I tried to bridge our gap and said at least the music was nice, she said she hated the music. I am frustrated and don't know what to do. One lady at the church pulled me aside and said the worst thing I could do would be to dig my heels in and fight, so I need advice from some of you who have been there. Do I attend by myself, and risk further alienation, or do I just keep studying Orhtodoxy and model it for her as best as I can, or do I just give up in the interest of family unity? I am a very non confrontational person.
I think my wife feels that this is just another phase I am going through.
Help, the main thing I believe I need is prayers, because God knows best, I just need Him to enlighten me.