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Jillian Lindsey 2 kids; Mosheim, Tennessee 2354 posts
Mar 17th '13
Quoting Draco'sStalker:" :shock::shock::shock: seriously!?"


yes i remember when i was 14 there was a little boy he was between 12-18 months and i can still hear his dads hand on his bare bottom :( now im all for a swat or two on the but really i dont even expect my 2y/o to sit completely still for 10min much less 3hours but at the current church we go to DS sits so still its amazing he really enjoys it but then again the actual preaching is only about 20min thats why im picky about the churches ill go to



and im in Maryville tn right outside Knoxville tn they have several nondenominational

FanGirl 2 kids; Tennessee 24363 posts
Mar 17th '13
Quoting Jillian Lindsey:" yes i remember when i was 14 there was a little boy he was between 12-18 months and i can still hear ... [snip!] ... im picky about the churches ill go to and im in Maryville tn right outside Knoxville tn they have several nondenominational"

honestly i have no clue how far that is. lol



i just can't believe that. Here you'd likely have someone jump your ass for that one!

Jillian Lindsey 2 kids; Mosheim, Tennessee 2354 posts
Mar 17th '13
Quoting Draco'sStalker:" honestly i have no clue how far that is. lol i just can't believe that. Here you'd likely have someone jump your ass for that one!"

people applaude it! parents come in with switches and sticks my neighbor was caught smoking and his step dad broke a broom over his head!

FanGirl 2 kids; Tennessee 24363 posts
Mar 17th '13
Quoting Jillian Lindsey:" people applaude it! parents come in with switches and sticks my neighbor was caught smoking and his step dad broke a broom over his head!"

that's horrible. and i thought TN here was bad...

Jillian Lindsey 2 kids; Mosheim, Tennessee 2354 posts
Mar 17th '13
Quoting Draco'sStalker:" that's horrible. and i thought TN here was bad..."


what part are you from?

♥Simply Whitney♥ Due May 10 (girl); 1 child; Australia 952 posts
Mar 17th '13

I go to church weekly with my husband and son. My son is almost 16 months and has been going since being born. He does pretty good at church for his age. I think it's important to introduce religion young so by the time they do understand it, they know how to act and behave in church. I personally wouldn't care if my mom or my in laws took my son to church. They're all in the same religion as us, different building, but same teachings.

FanGirl 2 kids; Tennessee 24363 posts
Mar 17th '13
Quoting Jillian Lindsey:" what part are you from?"

the Alabama state line.

Jillian Lindsey 2 kids; Mosheim, Tennessee 2354 posts
Mar 17th '13
Quoting Draco'sStalker:" the Alabama state line."

oh yea im in east tn more north

**Quinn** 1 child; f**k it, CA, United States 5205 posts
Mar 18th '13
Quoting Draco'sStalker:" Here's the scenario. I was raised southern Baptist, DH Episcopalian. Neither of us attend church. we ... [snip!] ... it's fine for other family members to take a child to somewhere like church? or should it be the parents' responsibility? "


1. when do you think exploring religion becomes "important".



As an adult, I think it's important to explore religion whenever you feel comfortable with it. We believe that everyone in our Christian (LDS) faith is a Convert of sorts, because even if they were raised in the faith, they have to make the decision as an adult to continue attending Church and living the Gospel.



For a child, I believe it's important to bring the child to Church as young as possible (if Church is something that is important to the parents). The younger the baby is introduced to religion, the more friends they will have in the faith, the more familiar they will be with the practices and teachings, and the more firm they will be in their own faith as they grow older (at least in my experience).



2. with your family dynamics (with your religion and your kid(s) and their age), would these things bother you?



DH & I don't have children yet, however it wouldn't bother me at all. We attend Church every week and we plan to take our children to Church at about 1 month old, every week. That is very common in our Religion (some even bring children who are younger), and our Church is 3 hours long.



Until the child is 18 months old, he/she stays with the parent for the entire duration of Church, which is great because you are the one watching your child, you don't have to be away from him/her, and you can breastfeed.



3. do you think it's fine for other family members to take a child to somewhere like church? or should it be the parents' responsibility?



I don't think a grandparent should be taking their grandchild to Church every single weekend, I believe it should be the parent's choice and the parent's responsibility.



However, if a grandparent wants to spend one Sunday at Church with their grandchildren every now and then, so be it - I see no issue with it. In the LDS Religion, we are assigned to Wards/Branches, which are basically mapped by neighborhoods (depending on size). Therefore, unless you live down the street from your parents, your Children would not attend the same Church or go to the same Meetinghouse as their grandparents.



It's certainly not unheard of to visit a family member's Ward occasionally, and I think it's fine to do so, as long as the parents are the ones primarily teaching the kids about their chosen religion.



These are just my beliefs, and nothing that I read in the OP would upset me. If you don't want to introduce your child to religion yet, that's completely up to you. However, I also don't believe that 13 months is too young. I think it's a great way for children to develop life-long friendships, and learn about something very important from a young age. I hope this helped in some way, and I apologize for the Novel :lol:

♥Simply Whitney♥ Due May 10 (girl); 1 child; Australia 952 posts
Mar 18th '13
Quoting Mrs. Sherwood:" 1. when do you think exploring religion becomes "important". As an adult, I think it's important to ... [snip!] ... and learn about something very important from a young age. I hope this helped in some way, and I apologize for the Novel :lol:"


:!:

FanGirl 2 kids; Tennessee 24363 posts
Mar 18th '13

I appreciate everyone's input! Evey post has given me something to think about and a lot of good points from many sides. I'm gonna think long and hard about how i really feel about it and discuss it with DH.

Lucid Dreamer Florida 3888 posts
Mar 18th '13
Quoting Draco'sStalker:" she doesn't know a lot about what's going on so i'm not stressing it right now. my parents are welcome ... [snip!] ... thinking mommy and daddy are bad and going to hell. i also worry about my parents/family putting this in her head as well..."

I always had issues with ministers who judge people for not going to church. Ministers are not in the position to judge anyone. I always read that Jesus said not to judge others period.

Lucid Dreamer Florida 3888 posts
Mar 18th '13
Quoting Jillian Lindsey:" people applaude it! parents come in with switches and sticks my neighbor was caught smoking and his step dad broke a broom over his head!"

Are there child abuse laws where you are at? Somebody should report it if it still goes on.

Hathor + A Due December 23 (girl); 16 kids; Spring, Texas 12834 posts
Mar 18th '13

1. When do you think exploring religion becomes "important".
SO is a mix of Celtic Pagan and Atheist and I am Celtic Pagan, I believe that the child should choose whenever they feel ready. SO feel the child should be taught and live the parent's religion til they are old enough to choose.



2. With your family dynamics (with your religion and your kid(s) and their age), would these things bother you?
SO and I don't have kids but yeah, that would be a issue.



3. Do you think it's fine for other family members to take a child to somewhere like church? or should it be the parents' responsibility?



Parent's responsibility.