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How should we answer a child's questions about God? Begin with what almost every child understands...a mother's love. Read more

Portland, OR Shorts
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How should we answer a child's questions about God? Begin with what almost every child understands...a mother's love.

Portland, OR Shorts
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    1. Creator Melissa Perry Kreisl on April 9, 2012

      What a beautiful idea! Anton and I have had conversations about this recently...my family is active in the church in Florida. That said, we feel it's unfair to give her only one chance at exposing her to religion and were even talking about visiting different types of churches and religions when she's growing up so she can be exposed to more than just one way of seeing 'God' We have so many friends here that are both Jewish and Muslim and they all have something so beautiful to lend. I really don't like the idea of teaching her that one way is the only way because then you dismiss so many facets of humanity and it seems unfair to say to someone else that HOW they worship is wrong. Who are we to judge? We can learn from everyone...LOVE the idea!

    2. Creator Travis Rogers Jr on April 8, 2012

      Thank you so much, Kimberly!

      I am in complete agreement with you. I cannot understand how we do not teach our children based on what they already know. To teach abstracts with experiential touchstones is not meaningful; it gives the child no context for understanding the concepts.

      Thank you for your support!

    3. Creator Kimberly Griglio on April 7, 2012

      This is amazing. I think this will be a great tool for parents to use to help raise their children to really understand what they believe. I have seen so many families who practice teaching forms, but don't really understand the meanings behind them. As the children grow up, they aren't really firm in anything, because they never really understood what it was that they were taught. It never reached their hearts. I think beginning with love is the only way to start. This is really exciting.