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Recently, my husband and I didn’t attend a wedding.  This has happened more than once in the past few years.  We keep getting invited to weddings and not being able to attend.  There were no prior engagements or sick children.  We just couldn’t, in good conscience, attend.  I could say it hasn’t been easy, but that wouldn’t be true.  While it has definitely been painful, it has extremely easy, because it has been the right choice for us, and therefore the only actual option.  The hard part is not in deciding not to go, but in dealing with the familial aftermath that accompanies not attending hugely important life events.  But, we’ve learned some things along the way that have made things a little bit less painful.

Continued at Truth and Charity.