Attention gathering title...I know.
I recently had a conversation with an acquaintance. He was in great distress over an upcoming wedding. The wedding was for his aunt who he had been close to all of his life. However, late in life, his aunt had disclosed her lesbian lifestyle. She was now set to marry her life partner and this acquaintance was obviously invited.
He explained to me that he was unable to go because he didn’t support her lifestyle and her choices. He took the time to write to her and explain that although he loved her, he could not attend and celebrate something he was so vehemently against.
He read me the letter. It was very carefully written and he expressed as much grace as possible with his message.
This really made me think about how I might handle such a thing. It made me very curious about how each of you might handle such a thing.