Thursday, August 25, 2011
You've Got To Have Faith
Many of my friends who follow one path raise their children in another and find that it cause conflict at home. My husband was raised in a different faith than that of mine. I was raised Roman Catholic. No longer do I follow that path.
Perhaps it can be blamed on college, being a rebellious teen, or in general just being dissatisfied with the Catholic church's strict views of women. To them we were the sinners and are to blame for the downfall of men. Okay, sure.
I chose to become a Unitarian. I believe in many different religions. I chose to incorporate them into my own practice. Some call me a Wiccan others a Pagan but I feel that my religion is more than that. Its far from being organized. Its personal and with it being personal I can't really put a label on it except for the label of Unitarian.
So when my husband gets back home we are going to begin a discussion on what faith to raise our child in. I know his mom would probably prefer the religion that she knows and brought up her two sons in. My dad would prefer the religion that he brought us up in. My mom, well she would also lean towards Christianity because she is all about the ceremonies from birth through death, but she would understand my choice as long as she gets to make the christening gown. I hate to tell her there might not be the "christening" gown but she can call it what she wants and still make one but we get to chose what ceremony its used in.
For my friends out there that are of differing faiths from your spouse and now have children or plan to have children which path did you chose for your offspring?