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Reclaiming The Sacred In Childhood Spiritual Parenting, Part 2

December 9th, 2011 — 6:14am

The answer to this question, in part, has to do with our own lives. If we rarely take time to nurture our own spirits, than it is unlikely that we’ll be able to pass this skill on to our children. Many parents neglect the spiritual practices that they had developed once the hectic pace of raising a family kicks in. The objective should be to continue and not abandon the inner work that we did on ourselves before we had children. If anything, our inner focus should be increased. Children are incredibly intuitive beings and will absorb our tensions whether we recognize it or not. Continue reading »

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Reclaiming The Sacred In Childhood Spiritual Parenting, Part 1

December 2nd, 2011 — 3:10am

Imagine a culture that valued a child’s inner life as much as their outer accomplishments. Imagine rewarding our children with trophies, first place ribbons, and end of season picnics for simply acquiring greater self awareness. This may sound ridiculous to you, but think about it for a minute. Do we encourage our children to develop their inner world? Do we praise them for their creativity or ability to simply “be present” with another without structure or electronic interference? Achievements in the sports and academic areas are certainly valuable, but let’s make sure that our kids are also developing the fine art of being fully present with themselves and others. Continue reading »

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Marriage Fitness

August 17th, 2011 — 6:51am

Women often bombard men with deep thoughts such as, ‘Honey, I want more from our relationship.’ While men stick to the mode of ‘Must we work on that now? I just had a long, hard day at work.’ Continue reading »

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