Proverbs 22:6 (JPS) reads, “Train a lad in the way he
ought to go; he will not swerve from it even in old age.”
Most of us have heard a version of this proverb
sometime in our life, and most faith communities take
it seriously. It is incumbent upon parents to give their
children a foundation of values and ethics. If you are
perusing this website and considering Interfaith
Life Coaching, you likely believe a faith tradition is
part of the basis for values and ethics.
Regardless of how sincere you were when making
a decision about raising your children in a faith other
than your own, the reality of having a child is very
different than the idea.You may be wondering how you
can do this when you know so little about your spouse’s
faith, why you should be the one giving up everything that you cherished growing up, come from two different traditions.The answer is by identifying those values you have in common and using them as the foundation for your future.
Once you complete this process, you can move into the next phase and create a healthy, solid foundation of faith, family and tradition to teach your children the kind of values and ethics that you want to pass on to the next generation. In Judaism we call this l’dor v’dor—from generation to generation and it is one of the most compelling aspects of raising Jewish children. It is also one of the reasons there is so much pressure from the Jewish side of the family to raise those children in the covenant of Abraham.
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