After asking how old I was, the six year old boy asked me a direct question, “Why aren’t you married?”
I smiled and started to open my mouth. Then I noticed Chris shooting a glare across the room and shaking his head—DO NOT. REPEAT DO NOT GIVE THAT ANSWER. DON’T YOU REALIZE THAT THE FAMILY JUST CAME BACK FROM A CHRISTIAN MISSIONARY IN CHINA his laser stare said.
So instead of saying a cop-out liberal answer of I don’t want to marry until everyone can marry, I said, “There are many complex reasons. You will understand when you’re older.”