Hi guys,

Well, another holiday season is upon us, which means friends and family coming to visit or perhaps you are going somewhere. So, how do you handle attending religious events with your guests? What if someone does not want to participate? Is that okay, or do you gently (or aggressively!) suggest that person attend?

When visiting my parents included a Sunday, any Sunday, I was expected to go to church. Period. No room for discussion. I rebelled as a youth, then gave in as a young adult, and now can make up my own mind. So what do you do? If that teenager wants to stay in bed, do you force them to attend a service? If you are visiting but don’t want to go, do you anyway out of respect for your host?