I love picking people’s brains (and emotions) to engage in stimulating conversation. How do you (or have you, or would you) handle a situation in which your beliefs and potential behavior may not agree? For example, if you believe sex outside of marriage is morally wrong or a sin, do you give condoms or a safe sex talk to your child who has told you she/he is sexually active? If you believe heroin use is vile, do you condone the passing out of clean needles to addicts? What if the addict is your sibling? Your parent? Do your beliefs outweigh the behavior to do what you can to try and keep someone safe who is engaging in a particular behavior anyway? If you find homosexuality despicable and condemnable, and a gay coworker asks you to attend, or a family member asks you to be a part of a wedding party, do you oblige? Does your stance on homosexuality outweigh your relationship with your coworker or loved one? What do you choose and why? Let’s talk about it.