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October 5th, 2010

Moral Dilemma #2: The Best Friend and the Bridesmaid

 
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Need to get up to speed with the first part of the dilemma? Read it here and vote/comment before moving on to The Wrinkle.

Want to know how other people responded to the first part? You can see the results here.

Already read parts one and two? Read our expert’s analysis of the dilemma and your responses.

Now we’d like to complicate the story just a bit more by telling you what happened next…

 

The Wrinkle

After a few moments silence Michelle tells Beth that she can’t in good conscience stand up in a church before God and support a marriage that she so clearly feels is wrong and unhealthy.

What Should They Do Now?

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  • Relent and agree to be her maid of honor?
  • Stick to her guns and say that she still can’t do it?
  • Tell Beth that she really needs to get some emotional/psychological help?
  • Call Thomas directly and confront him with the situation in the hopes of finding out the truth?
  • Try to enlist a member of Beth’s family to figure out the situation before it gets worse?

None of these sound right to you? Want to qualify one of the above answers? What do you think Michelle should do?

Time for you to decide. What’s the right thing for Michelle to do?

Read the results so far.

On the other end of the phone she hears Beth start to cry and Michelle begins to feel sorry that she has hurt her close friend so badly. When Beth composes herself, she tells Michelle that she hasn’t had nearly as much dating experience and that she “exaggerated those incidents with Thomas” partly out of inexperience and also in part because she kind of enjoyed the drama and it made her feel like she finally had something to share with Michelle in terms of relationships. Now she’s concerned that Michelle will never give Thomas a fair chance.

Time for you to decide again. What’s the right thing to do now?

Read the results so far to the Wrinkle’s survey.

Already read parts one and two? Read our expert’s analysis of the dilemma and your responses.

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The Author : Bill McGarvey
Bill McGarvey is co-author of Busted Halo’s Freshman Survival Guide. Bill was editor-in-chief of Busted Halo for six year. In addition to having written extensively on the topics of culture and faith for NPR, Commonweal, America, The Tablet (in London), Factual (Spain), Time Out New York, and Book magazine, McGarvey is a singer/songwriter whose music has been critically acclaimed by the New York Times, Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, Billboard and Performing Songwriter. You can follow him at his website billmcgarvey.com or on Facebook.com/billmcgarvey
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