Can you think of a recent situation where you accepted, even supported, something you do not agree with? Some people won’t do it ever. Some do it quite readily, while others will do it while admitting it is not easy. Especially when it involves a heavy topic like politics or religion.
That’s why I applaud these nonreligious parents who support their children’s desire to develop their own spirituality.
Actor Michael Douglas was interviewed by People magazine:
I don’t know many parents of my age who’ve got kids this age… Dylan turned 13 last year and I could not ask for a more lovely son and daughter [Carys, 11]. They are perfect.
Dylan’s bar mitzvah was wonderful. I was so proud of our son. Neither one of his parents have any formal religious training, and this just really came out of his association with friends at school and then finding something that really made him feel spiritual. He liked that feeling.
A woman I interviewed said something similar:
My parents never took my family to church. They didn’t talk much about God or religion. I didn’t learn much about spirituality from them. When I was in high school and wanted to attend church, they supported me though.
Some caregivers, for reasons of their own, choose to stay out of spiritual conversations with their children. Yet they actively support the child’s own spiritual quest.
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