There is a Mormon Temple open house in our state coming up. My husband’s family is LDS. My husband has been an ex-mormon for a dozen years. The temple endowment ceremony before his mission was the beginning of his exit from the church. He now follows no religion and thinks all rituals are either silly or unnecessary (typical response from a multi-generational mormon).
That said, we want to go to he temple open house just to see it. His active Mormon mom wants the whole family to go. My husband knows she’ll think if we’re interested in going that it will give her hope that our family will join the LDS church. Of course, that is not going to happen. I ignore the subject of religion with my mil.
If we go, I want don’t to bring my kids. My five year old just started CCD and is just learning about Catholicism. I don’t want to confuse him with people telling him about the “plan of salvation”. So, how to respectfully go without giving my MIL hope? I think I’ll leave that up to my husband.