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Religion and Children

Grasping the Invisible God

Mia Norton | Posted 03.09.2014 | Religion
Mia Norton

The age of three is an awfully early age to pose such in-depth concepts as the Trinity and the Immaculate Conception, but my daughter is certainly mature enough to start grasping concepts of real vs. pretend, and belief vs. non-belief.

Why Advent Is Ugly (And Therefore Beautiful)

Andrea Palpant Dilley | Posted 02.19.2013 | Religion
Andrea Palpant Dilley

Every time I turn on the TV, I'm reminded of the myth of Christmas perfection. I see a mother with make-up on baking cookies in the kitchen with her well-behaved children. Her home glows. Her tree glows. She glows. I know it's all part of a well-orchestrated fantasy directed by ad executives and retail kings, but still, I can't help but compare.

Why I Regret The Religious Lessons I Did (And Didn't) Teach My Kids

Lisa McElroy | Posted 06.09.2012 | Parents
Lisa McElroy

It's just not right that my kids go forth in this world without having experienced the kind of celebration at the center of religious observance that is so much a part of most people's life experience.

Keeping The Faith

Devon Corneal | Posted 02.08.2012 | Parents
Devon Corneal

I don't know that regular church attendance or even religion itself is necessary to raise "good" kids. I'm not even sure that a belief in God is required to lead a fully-realized or examined life.