First, let me explain that I used to be more “liberal” and accepting of my sister’s lifestyle. Through God’s graces, I am in continual conversion and have returned to sacraments and the church. I have done my best to lead by example- praying before eating, living the commandments, going to mass, etc. However, we have not had a conversation about my change in beliefs.
My sister has a live-in partner. Her partner is invited to family functions. I love her as I would love any of my siblings “best friends.”
The trouble is, Sis now wants to invite my daughter for an overnight. Not only do I not see the point in it (do something during the day!), not only do I think my daughter is too young (8), not only has my daughter only stayed at the house of her grandparents, mostly when hubby & I needed a date, not only do I forsee my daughter staying at a house where there are cousins in her age-bracket before staying the night ANYWHERE else, BUT I don’t see her staying with her Aunty any time soon (I’m praying for her conversion!).
How can I charitably explain this to my sister? I don’t want her to feel alienated or angry. I also don’t want to come across as “holier than thou.” I am still a sinner, but lived much more sinfully in my youth, of which my sister was there to observe much!
Thanks for your help, and Praise To God for increased Faith within me and others!