I'm religious and Honeybun is uncertain about whether he believes or not. Neither of us has tried to influence the other on the subject - we just let eachother be. So, when I told Honeybun I'd be participating in Lent, I was surprised when he said he'd like to participate. He wanted to give up alcohol for Lent, and since I had been relying on wine to get over bad days, I decided it was a great idea and joined him. Neither of us have had a drink in a few weeks, and we've been discussing the positive changes it has had on us.
However, we're going to a tailgating event with his parents this weekend, and Honeybun's mother pressured for us to just take a break for one day and drink since she will be bringing alcohol. We've said no, but she'll keep pushing. Honeybun slowed his drinking due to a DUI charge he is currently fighting, and he chose to (temporarily) give it up for Lent as a way to repent the mistake. I wish his mother would stop pushing when he is trying so hard to be strong.