My wife and I got married a couple years ago. The Lord has blessed us with the opportunity to become parents. My wife is due in February. She was raised Roman Catholic and her family is probably not going to be overly excited that we will be baptizing our child in the WELS church. Before we got married I made it clear that if/when we had children that they would have to be baptized WELS. To prepare her for this we went through the training and studies for her to become a member of our church. She has yet to express interest in becoming a member of our WELS congregation but knows it will come up soon. I am curious how I should address this when her family asks about baptism and the ensuing conversation that is guaranteed to take place. One note, my wife's family thinks they are devout Catholics, but the lack of discussion about their faith outside of church and the way my wife has always talked about church - going on Sundays is all that really matters. I have made a mental checklist of all the things that differ in our religions - i.e. being saved by grace alone, beliefs about the Pope and his duties/abilities, praying to Mary, and the one I don't want to bring up, recent and past troubles of the Catholic church.
My question is how to go about bringing this up to both her, as well as being the one to bring it up to her family. I don't want to make her feel like I'm pressuring her and I don't want to make the wrong impression on her family. I truly believe raising my children in the WELS church is going to make it easier for them to be a lifelong member of the church built on a solid foundation of faith.
I look forward to your feedback and appreciate this outlet. I will be asking my pastor as well but wanted to get a couple different viewpoints. I don't mind if you use my question, whether you reprint it anywhere or not, just please do not include my last name.