Over the next week, tens of millions of people will do something so familiar it's easy to forget how radical it is: They will commemorate the worst moments of their past. What rightful people put their most ignoble days at the heart of their identity? The answer: a people that wants to survive.
What made them family were the values that bound them together as an icon of God's love for the whole human family. And those values have absolutely nothing to do with either the gender or the genetics
No matter what age the kids are or what the situation, telling them you no longer believe can be tricky. Help them to understand your changes as a matter of spiritual growth rather than spiritual abandonment.