A couple left their 2-year-old son with the wife's parents for a weekend getaway. The father was raised Lutheran and the mother was raised Catholic but neither practice religion. The mother's mother, however, insisted on baptizing the child in secret at her church. The father was outraged when he found out and forbids the in-laws from ever watching their son unsupervised again. The mother is upset and thinks the father is overreacting. The couple is at a stalemate and the father is willing to go to counseling if necessary. Do you think the father is justified in his decision or is he being too harsh? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
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Father stands firm after wife's parents baptize their son ⛪
Husband fumes after wife's parents secretly baptize son ⛪️
A long weekend getaway turned into a nightmare for a couple after the wife's parents secretly baptized their grandson without their consent. The husband, who was raised Lutheran, and his wife, who was raised Catholic, but neither currently go to church, had not baptized their son. The mother-in-law, who thinks their grandson needs to be baptized, went ahead and did it without their consent. The husband was furious and felt it was a huge breach of trust. He told his wife that her parents would no longer be allowed to watch their son unsupervised. The wife disagreed and accused him of being an a**hole for trying to control her relationship with her parents. They have been at an impasse for a month now, and the husband is not budging. He sees it as a hill he's willing to die on. What do you think about this situation? Have you ever experienced a similar breach of trust? Share your thoughts and reactions in the comments below.
NTA parent discovers secret baptism, seeks bishop complaint & support.
Unilateral religious decisions by grandparents breach trust. Counseling suggested. 🚫⛪
Hold that boundary firm. NTA. Report the priest/parish for unauthorized baptism. 👏
NTA for being upset about secret baptism but consider counseling.
Is it worth destroying your marriage over a secret baptism?
Debate over whether father is overreacting to secret baptism.
Navigating in-laws can be tricky, but it's still a team effort 🤝
OP should have discussed with wife, not dictated terms. 🤝
Not the a**hole for being upset after son's secret baptism 💦
Teaching religion to young children is insidious 🙅♀️
Commenters call out OP's controlling behavior while acknowledging MIL is also in the wrong for violating their wishes.
Breach of trust by MIL, but banning in-laws may hurt marriage. ESH.
Redditors recall similar post, deja vu on this thread 🤔
Debating the authenticity of a strange baptism story 🤔
Commenter empathizes with husband, advises calm conversation for resolution 🤝
Man's anger over infant's secret baptism sparks debate.
Stand your ground, seek counseling, and protect your family ❤️
MIL's actions were wrong, but threatening marriage counseling is extreme. ESH.
Setting boundaries with grandparents about religion 🙏
Debate over infant baptism leads to religious autonomy dispute. 🤔
Couple might need counseling after in-laws secretly baptize son 😬
🤔 Mother-in-law's secret baptism of child despite clear prior opposition.
Unconventional solution proposed for secret baptism debacle 🤔👹
Counseling can help you understand each other better 💑
Father's outrage over son's baptism sparks debate with Reddit users 😠👨👩👦
Cutting off parents for baptism? The Satanic Temple has you covered 🔥
Supportive comment calling out manipulative mother-in-law behavior 👍
Deja vu? Redditors notice similar post from yesterday's frenzy 🤔
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Controversial baptism sparks debate over parental consent 🤔
Different perspectives on secret baptism, no resolution in sight 🤷♂️
Baptism creates family feud; ESH, but what's the solution? 🔥
Couple needs counseling after baptism dispute with in-laws 💒
Commenter calls out OP for lying with receipts 🤥
Taking matters into your own hands. 🙅♀️
Trust issues in marriage after secret baptism? NTA.
NTA. Boundaries crossed. 🙅♂️
Baptism isn't a big deal, embrace loving grandparents ❤️
Don't let MIL's actions ruin your relationship. Choose your battles 😊
Navigating religious pressure on parenting decisions is stressful 😔