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Copyright 2004 Lee Williams

Communication

Problem-Solving

Religious Differences

Meaning of Marriage

Spiritual Bond

Religious Affiliation

Children

  Introduction
Discovery
Education
Application

Acceptance

 

The Religious Upbringing of Children


A key issue for many interchurch couples is how they will approach the religious upbringing of children, should they have them. Interchurch couples face difficult questions when deciding about the religious upbringing of children. Will the children be raised in both parents' religious traditions, or will they be raised in only one religious tradition? If only one, which parent's religious tradition will it be? This unit will discuss various options that other interchurch couples have tried, as well as the potential strengths and limitations of each approach. Like the decision to change or not to change religious affiliation discussed in the last unit, there is no right or wrong answer with regards to the religious upbringing of children. You must decide which approach works best for you and your family.