Hold the prayer and pass the potatoes
December 24, 2007 9:56 PM Subscribe
How do I respectfully yet firmly request that a member of my extended family not say a prayer before a meal in my home?
posted by photoslob to human relations (88 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
I'll be having family over informally on xmas day and we'll be eating sometime in the afternoon. My wife and I are not religious yet my mother-in-law and her husband are in-your-face-born-agains. Their brand of christianity compels them to wear their spirituality on their sleeve. I've asked politely in the past that they give the before-the-meal prayer a rest when in my home and it's always uncomfortable.