I have long thought and Planned of writing a post on this topic, but have postponed it many times because of its controversial nature. A few weeks ago, I read the article How Secular Family Values Stack Up and it resonated with me and finally put a name to what we have been doing with our kids. Most of our parenting choices were made on the fly – we’d do whatever feels comfortable for Ramil and me – while utilizing the power of Google. Oftentimes, it involves trying out different things before we find something that feels just right for our family. The aspect of religion is something that we have only just consciously thought about in the past five years. Ramil and I are both Catholics and both our parents are the deeply religious kind. Our own separate, personal struggles with our religion started back during our high school years and although we have both technically remained Catholic, I am now more hesitant to make such claims knowing that I do not practice it anymore in the fullest sense. Over the years, our Catholic life has been limited to very few visits to church and the marriage and baptismal sacraments. Moving to Brunei has allowed me to explore how I feel about religion more freely and I even originally planned on skipping the baptism for R2. I know some people will look at it in a negative light, particularly many of our family and friends back home, but I think I have found something […]
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