By Wendy Thomas Russell
Featured at the PBS NewsHour!
A speedily becoming demographic cohort in the US, secular mom and dad are on the leading edge of a massive and unheard of cultural shift. not able to fall again on what they have been taught as youngsters, many nonreligious (or steadily non secular) mom and dad are suffering ”" or just failing ”" to deal with problems with God, faith and religion with their kids in ways in which advertise honesty, interest, kindness and independence.
The writer sifts via difficult facts ”" together with the result of a survey of 1,000 secular mom and dad ”" and gives you mild yet user-friendly recommendation to atheists, agnostics, humanists and open-minded believers. With a considerate voice infused with humor, Russell seamlessly merges clinical concept, scholarly examine and daily event with appreciate for a whole diversity of how to view the world.
"Relax, it is simply God" is going past the numbers to aid secular mom and dad (and grandparents) who could be suffering to discover the fitting time position, tone and language with which to discuss God, spirituality and arranged faith. It encourages adults to advertise spiritual literacy and figuring out and to help little ones as they discover faith on their lonesome ”" making sure that every baby makes up his or her personal brain approximately what to think (or now not think) and extends love and admire to people who would possibly not trust them.
Subjects lined include:
- Talking overtly approximately our ideals with no indoctrinating kids
- Making spiritual literacy enjoyable and engaging
- Talking approximately loss of life with no the comforts of heaven
- Navigating non secular changes with members
- What to do while young ones get threatened with hell