[quote="Rence, post:2, topic:194813"]
A bridal shower is a pre-celebration of an upcoming wedding, and held in honor of the bride. It's not a celebration of the fact that they're living together.
The way I see it, they're trying to come back, they're trying to move forward and make it right. People make mistakes in life. So what kind of message are we sending when we continue to look at one's past faults and not acknowledge their effort to right their wrongs. So while I see what you're saying about their previous lifestyle, but IMOHO by showing your disapproval, you're not supporting their efforts to make it right. This is only my opinion.
It's inappropriate for you to assume they are still engaging in congugal relations. I believe that if one is working towards a marriage, you need to give them the benefit of the doubt until you know for usre what they're doing. And really, is it worth the battle if they're going to be getting married? I'd be concentrating on trying to bring them towards the Church with your counsel and by showing them with your example.
I agree with Rence! Thank God they're making it sacramental! What a glorious celebration of them doing something right!
For all you know, they might be getting more involved in the church after this! Let's hope this is their first step towards a longer religious commitment!
Yes, of course you go! Yes, yes, yes!
Rence? GREAT ANSWER