Her Religious Brother-In-Law is Furious Because She Swore at The Dinner Table but She Refuses to Apologize

A woman recently asked the Reddit community if she should have apologized to her God-fearing brother-in-law for cursing at a family dinner. She initially refused but wondered if she was wrong.

The Woman Had Dinner With Her In-Laws

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The woman’s brother-in-law and his family had dinner at her home to celebrate a milestone. Unfortunately, the dinner didn’t end on a good note.

The Woman Is Not Religious

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The woman and her husband are not very religious people. They both work in the medical field and have a more scientific view of things. She is a nurse, while her husband is a cardiologist. Her brother-in-law is a pastor of a very popular church in their city.

Her In-Laws Are

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On the other hand, her in-laws are very religious, with differing opinions about life. Based on this, the woman and her husband usually keep their views to themselves and try to participate in all the necessary religious activities at family gatherings. For instance, praying before eating.

The In-Laws Do Not Like Cursing

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Her brother-in-law and sister-in-law do not condone cursing, so she has always avoided using curse words in their presence.

They Invited the In-Laws to Their New House

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The woman and her husband recently bought a new house, and her brother-in-law and his wife had been requesting to see the house. Even though they always tried to avoid hanging out with them because of their overbearing religious views, the couple still decided to invite them over.

They Came Over for Dinner

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They also thought seeing their nieces and nephews would be a great opportunity. So a few weeks ago, her brother-in-law, his wife, and five kids all had dinner at the woman’s new house.

The Woman Burned Her Hand

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The dinner was going great at first, but then the atmosphere changed. “Everyone was at the table, and my husband and I brought the food over from the kitchen. I was pulling out a dish from the oven when I accidentally lost my grip, and my hand hit the burning hot pan. I instantly cursed,” she said.

Everyone Reacted Differently

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Her sister-in-law was bewildered. Her husband ran towards her and asked if she was okay. She put some ice on her hand and went over to the dinner table. Her brother-in-law, who sat at the head of the table, was silent and appeared to be shaking his head.

 Her Brother-In-Law Was Offended

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“He didn’t even ask if I was alright, the first thing he said to me was that cursing was very offensive to his family, and I knew he didn’t condone it. He also asked me to apologize,” she said.

They Argued About What Had Happened

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The woman was quite shocked at his reaction. Her husband defended her and told his brother she didn’t curse intentionally. Her brother-in-law didn’t back down. He said it was unacceptable, and a person of his position couldn’t be in the presence of such vulgar words.

She Wasn’t Sorry

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The woman responded, “I’m sorry; maybe if you weren’t acting so holier than thou and got up to help us in the kitchen, I wouldn’t have cursed. Oh, and my hand’s fine now, thanks for asking.”

Her In-Laws Are Still Offended

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Her brother-in-law and his family left shortly after the dinner. Subsequently, her in-laws started to bombard them with texts about how they embarrassed her brother-in-law and his wife. They also sent them bible quotes and articles on the dangers of cursing.

A Small Part of Her Feels Bad

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“Honestly, my husband and I have been getting a good laugh out of this and think everyone is overreacting. I kind of feel bad, though, that my nieces and nephews witnessed the incident. Maybe I shouldn’t have said anything.” she said.

She Asked for Advice

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One user said, “You weren’t wrong. As a pastor, I can say that when we worry more about words than relationships, we have lost sight of God.”

Another user said, “pastor here as well. This cracked me up. Most of my clergy friends are more proficient in swearing than anyone else I know. Your brother-in-law needs to go back to seminary school to learn what really matters.”

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