What Conversation is the Election Forcing You To Have?

Blood is thicker than water, right? Well this election year that has been put to the test. How can two sisters who grew up in the same house, same schools and same church have such different opinions on this presidential election?

About a month ago my sister shared with me her political choice and I was dumbfounded as to how she could have that opinion, which is completely opposite of mine. At first I wanted to argue my point and scream why I am so right about my choice, but she was persistent on her reasons for who she chose.

I was having to look at both point of views and look up and debate more than I have ever before. Usually I decide early on and don’t listen to the negative or positive of either candidate. This year was completely different. For days, we went back and forth as to why we chose who we did.

I have realized that it wasn’t just my sister, people at church are openly sharing their opinion and views on their candidate. This was never something I would discuss ESPECIALLY between family and church. This election is forcing me to discuss uncomfortable political views.

I do not agree with abortion, but my sister does because her daughter had to have one to save her life. We have argued about that, about which candidate is religious, or even who bowed their head during prayer. It is shocking to me how different we view the same individual. I am usually a quiet voter so this year has been a challenge.

What I have come to realize is we have just agreed to disagree.

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