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Subject: Easter with religious family - thoughts?
Date Posted: 3/25/2010 6:38 PM ET
Member Since: 9/16/2007
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So, I grew up in an evangelical Christian home. As in Daddy was a preacher - literally. I have recently married a Hindu, and I'm an agnostic. My hubby and I have both agreed to respect each others' childhood holidays, so we are going to spend Easter with my parents. I'm going because I love my parents and because they were traumatized enough by the fact that I married a non-Christian. The least I can do is sit through church with them once or twice a year. J

 

I'm just wondering if anyone here has experience celebrating religious holidays with their families, while not being religious themselves. This year will be pretty tame for my family, since it's just the 4 of us. Eventually, though, I'd like to start a family, and I'm curious how folks here handle these types of holidays when they have kids. I'd love for my future kids to be able to celebrate Christmas and Easter with my parents, but I'd like to avoid (as much as possible) any heavy doses of guilt and preaching that are bound to come with it.

 

Anyone out there have experience with this type of thing?



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