So my wife is Catholic and my daughter has been baptized in the Catholic faith and my new born son is soon to be baptized as well. I was baptized myself but I've fallen away from my Baptist roots for certain reasons and I've come to enjoy the structure of the Catholic faith.
My question is this, I spent a good amount of time in the military and overseas, I've done somethings that I don't like to talk about or want to even voice. It makes me sick just thinking about them. I really don't think I can voice these when it comes time for my first confessions and has kept me from join RCIA sooner for fear of the Priests response. Would the confession be valid if I only voiced what I'm comfortable sharing and confess the rest in my heart to God?
I'm really anxious about this, but truly desire to become closer to God once again.