Car- we may buy my parents car. Nothing fancy just wheels. That would be great.....praying my father is willing to let us pay him over time. (If he is will at all)
Lana- Had the baby. He is in the NICU. Doing well.
OK QUESTION- Do/will you teach your children about other religions? If so how?
Hope the car thing works out, glad the baby's doing well. : )
I will teach them things in age appropriate ways. I'll kinda let them lead when they're older. Even learning different views within Christianity is important too. Probably more important. I grew up in a fairly legalistic system, but it worked to my favor overall. Hubby and I differ on some things, and we talked about all of it long before we were engaged. We decided the best approach will be to teach them that Daddy believes this because.... and Mommy believes this because.... and let them study it out and decide. That's a big part of making it their own I think. I'm not going to force any "religion" on my children, even though ppl would classify me and my husband as religious. To me, it's a relationship with Christ that's the foundation. We'll teach them and model Christianity to them, but I'm not going to shelter them from knowing about other branches of Christianity or other religions. I know I had some things about it in my school books, and I saw things on TV and in movies. I was able to put it all together somehow and I trust that my children will be able to as well.
My daughter will have somewhat of a knowledge of other religions, my mother is a Mormon and my grandfather is a scholar of a lot of different eastern religions including Taoism, Confucianism, and Buddhism. I have told them each that they are allowed to talk to Addi about their religions as long as they don't bad mouth mine in the process. I personally believe that by learning about other religions it can help you draw closer and see the truth in your own. I also think it is healthy to question what you have been taught in order to find the truth in it, instead of accepting everything blindly.
I think that's great!