In good faith: secular parenting in a religious world

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Part memoir, part cultural exploration, this book covers the author's journey as she grows up in an evangelical Christian home, leaves religion behind as a young adult, and goes on to raise children in a family outside of religious belief. Maria Polonchek weaves a personal story with up-to-date studies and philosophic exploration of what it means to raise secular children in an otherwise religious world. Offering careful and respectful advice for other parents who are raising their children outside of a particular religious belief system, she explores the many other ways of instilling identity, belonging, and meaning into our lives and the lives of children. Honest and irreverent, the author admits to her religious "baggage" and searches for better understanding of such topics as religious education, morality, awe, death, purpose, and meaning, and tradition from secular perspectives. She interviews experts, looks at various studies, and turns to a variety of sources for answers, while maintaining a casual and personal tone. While she ultimately argues for parents to let their children shape their own beliefs, she encourages families to tend to existential and social needs that sometimes go unnoticed or unconsidered in life outside religion.
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subject_facet FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Parenting, Parenting, RELIGION / Christian Life / Family, Religious education, SELF-HELP / Personal Growth / Happiness, SELF-HELP / Spiritual, Secularism
title_display In good faith : secular parenting in a religious world
title_full In Good Faith Secular Parenting in a Religious World, In good faith : secular parenting in a religious world / Maria Polonchek
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title_sub secular parenting in a religious world
topic_facet FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Parenting, Family & Relationships, Nonfiction, Parenting, RELIGION / Christian Life / Family, Religion & Spirituality, Religious education, SELF-HELP / Personal Growth / Happiness, SELF-HELP / Spiritual, Secularism, Self-Improvement