I have a friend that is married with 2 children. Her h and her seem to get along great. She is very religious and had her first child out of wedlock. They married (he had been previously married in the church, divorced because his x cheated on him during the marriage). Latetly she has been greatly bothered by the fact they can't marry in a religious catholic ceremony and has told me maybe the marriage was a big mistake as she is having a hard time "feeling right with God" and feeling "bonded to her h". I am not catholic so I only know little bits and pieces of what she tells me about how the religion works. I have asked her if there is anything else in the marriage making her feel this way and she has told me she dearly loves her h and children and that they are perfect but she feels that something is missing with her h because the committment to God isn't there and they weren't blessed by God. She doesn't attend church out of shame for their marriage and wants her children to be catholic but doesn't want them to feel a part of a marriage of sin.
I don't know what to say to her because I am not of the same religion but I get the feeling she is seriously thinking of leaving. That would be a shame because they are such a great couple and they really love each other. I don't know where she is coming from and think God even in her religion would feel it is worse to break a marriage of mans up that included children than to be "right with God" and have a divorced family. I really hate to see this get out of hand. Any advice that I can give my friend?