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Re-Thinking Religion in Our Lives

SLC Temple in Utah

Earlier this week I posted something called 25 Things I Bet You Didn’t Know About Me, which included all kinds of random personal facts and some about my family too. One such fact had to do with religion.

I am Mormon.

Shocking, huh? I knew that you all would be surprised because of the “colorful” language in some of my posts and, of course, my absolute love for wine. And there was a time in my life I was far more mild in my vocabulary and drinking wine was nonexistent but… well, I didn’t really care for it.

Clearly, this was before having kids.

However, recently I have been questioning my choice to walk away from the only religion I have ever known. Mainly because of my children. Of course the loss of my sister has greatly aided in my journey back into church. I’m looking for answers, but I also feel like I owe my kids a bit more when it comes to their own religious paths.

I am not really the preachy religious type at all. This past Christmas, I even wrote a long post about how we have Santa in our house and exclude Jesus. I know — I am a total hypocrite. But now, I want to teach the children what I really wish I had known from a younger age.

I may not jump back into church fully right away, but I do know that I want my children to be raised in the same religion that I found as an adult when I made the choice to be baptized at 21 years old. I had not been raised with any particular religious influence,  but my best friend was Mormon and she was a great influence. Every time that I had joined her and her family in church, it just felt… right.

To me, it seems like the right thing to do.

But I certainly could use some encouragement!
How did your views on religion change before and after having children?

Kind woulds would truly be appreciated!

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Read more on Baby’s First Year from Danielle:

25 Things I Bet You Didn’t Know About Me!
My Favorite Posts from My Year on Baby’s First Year
10 Reasons You Should be on Pinterest if You Have a Baby!

 

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