Whatever your denomination, whether you practice religion formally or not, you know a strong moral compass and spiritual awareness are vital to your children’s happiness and well-being now and in the future. Even if you take your children to church or temple or drop them off at Sunday school, they will bring their big questions home, and it’s hard to find time and answers to address them properly in our hectic lives. In God at the Kitchen Table, Scott Cooper offers the guidance and resources you need to bring moral mentoring and God-consciousness into your home life.
You’ll learn how to use family time to teach virtues and discuss religious matters; how to find inspiration and material in books, movies, and online; and how to draw the family together to pray or to do service for others. Cooper offers ideas for fun and enlightening family outings, sample scripts for bringing up thorny issues, and insights from his own experience in raising three children and imparting beliefs in the natural course of life. His book will help you deal with problems that may come up, such as:
* How to help your child trust in God in a world where bad things happen
* How to reconcile different religious backgrounds and faiths—yours, your spouse’s, and others’
* How to sort out your own beliefs and values and pass them on to your children even though you sometimes have doubts yourself
* How to make religious teaching appeal to your children—like good food rather than pious medicine
* How to explain conflicts between religion and science
* How to teach about God if you don’t go to church
About Scott Cooper
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Published March 26, 2002
by Three Rivers Press.
Religion & Spirituality, Education & Reference, Parenting & Relationships.