Q. My husband and his ex-wife have a pretty healthy relationship. I have been with him for five years and we've all worked pretty hard at it. Our collective kids, now all teenagers, are very close and regard each other as siblings. As a result, we are now faced with something new. MY kids want to include HER in our Mother’s Day celebration. My husband is all for it. I don’t see why his kids can’t just celebrate with her and my kids celebrate with us, but the kids seem to want all of us at a local park for a barbecue. This seems like a little too much togetherness to me, but do we do what the kids ask? What’s good ex-etiquette?
I hate to be late for church, especially as a visitor. If you come waltzing in late to church as a visitor, you might as well wave a sign that says, “I’m a potential new member who wants to pay off the mortgage on the parsonage, bring fried chicken to every social and rock crying babies in the nursery!”