Dworin, 38, a mother of three and a former parenting magazine editor, blogs about the quirky journey of her Lutheran family: Dan, 39; Janine, 11; Ben, 8; Jillian, 5; and Harpo and Louis, circus-sized poodles, at www.thelutheran.org/blog/parenting.
It happens every week at churches. Dad teaches Sunday school while Mom reads the paper at home. Or Mom carts the kids to church while Dad hangs back for quality time with St. Mattress. How can parents on different ends of the faith spectrum work together to teach their children about spirituality?
“The couples that do well in these situations have open dialogues and they’re able to deal with differences,” said Stephen Treat, director of the Philadelphia-based Council for Relationships, which specializes in marriage counseling.
Parents who are split about Sunday worship work best in tandem when they follow three rules of thumb.
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