I’m a late 20’s, single male having some difficulty relating to my non-practicing/limited practicing Catholic immediate family. I sometimes worry if I’m doing enough to try to correct my family members’ sin in a charitable way. Often I don’t correct, because 1) I’m pretty sure it will just get rejected and 2) it will create more tension in the family. However, often I wonder if I just don’t speak up, because I’m being a coward and don’t like the awkward conversation it would entail, especially with parents (and thereby my silence may be sinful).
For example, sometimes my sister’s bf will travel with the family or camp with them. My sister and her bf will sleep in the same bed in the hotel/camper and my parents won’t do anything about it. I wonder if I should say sometime to my parents about being more responsible and showing some kind of disapproval/not allow it. However, my mom is kind of liberal and would likely reject what I say or at least rationalize it away. I’m unsure what my dad’s ultimate feelings towards premarital sex are and if he would accept or reject my admonishment.
Another issue is sometimes my parents skip Sunday mass. I’ve mentioned to them before that they should/need to go and they just kind of dismissed it. Granted, I didn’t tell them it was sin not to go. Now I feel like I’m being a coward if I don’t talk to them about every time they skip.
Anyone else have difficulties dealing with family with issues like theses?