So...my 19 year old sister just called me and told me that she's engaged. I'm having mixed feelings. I'm happy for her, because she's so happy, and I love her boyfriend...er...fiance. However, they plan on living together before marriage, and I suspect they have an unchaste relationship. I'm not even really worried about her age (I knew at 19 I was going to marry Boomz), but I am worried about the fact that she has no idea what marriage means. She has absolutely no faith formation. And I'm nervous because this means MORE confrontation for me! lol Unless their relationship changes, I cannot be in the wedding because it would appear as if I approve. When she called, I told her I was going to give her some marriage books (I had Goo.d New.s About Se.x and Marriage by Chris.topher West in mind), because she really needs to know what she's getting into. Do you have any other ideas for books I could give her? Sigh. I'm so worried about this whole situation. I'm worried for her soul and the humongous blowup that's going to ensue if I say I can't be in the wedding. I'm sorry, this is a stream of consciousness post, so I might be repeating myself a lot. lol Ahhh...everything is just crazy. If you could please pray that I handle this situation correctly, and that my sister will return to the Church, that would be great.
Oh, I have ANOTHER prayer request! Last night, Boomz and I went to dinner with one of his former colleagues and his wife, and they're having a really hard time with their oldest daughter. She had a baby when she was 18, she's addicted to marijuana, and she may lose custody of her child. It's a really sad situation, especially since her parents had no idea she had a drug problem. Please pray for them!
Mary, Virgin and Mother, pray for us!