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What Good Are Godparents?

After a child's baptism, where, oh where do the godparents go?


By Heidi Schlumph



Frequently Asked Questions About Godparents

Non-Catholic godparents, the history, and more


By Arthur Magida



Should I Be a Godparent?

The author wonders if as a Jew she should stand godmother to a Lutheran child.


By Holly J. Lebowitz



Spiritual Childbirth

The Goddess lives in hospitals too.


By Cassie Premo Steele



I Should Be Joyful, but I'm Depressed

Depression during and after pregnancy is not uncommon. Along with medication and therapy, leaning on God can help.


Hugh & Gayle Prather


09/07/2000

Parenting Before Conception

Preparing for your future child physically and spiritually.


by Carista Luminare-Rosen, Ph.D.


08/01/2000

Getting Through Graduation

Parents have a a lot of mixed emotions about launching their kids.


By Ilene Springer


05/31/2000

Surrendering to Motherhood

How Motherhood is Life's Greatest Journey


by Iris Krasnow

To Welcome a Child

A few words on having your heart stretched.


January 10, 2000


Wendy M. Wright



Birth Rituals and Resources

Conception and Early Pregnancy



Too Fruitful?

We Should Care for the Earth, But Multiply As Well


February 2000


Margaret L. Hammer



A Tragedy in Which Nothing Happens

A couple struggles with the pain and sadness of infertility.


February 2000


Ben Daniel



A New Prayer, A Father's Prayer

The Spiritual Accomplishment of Fatherhood


February 2000


Matthew Blair Hoyt



To Get On This Team, You've Got to Make the Cut

Some thoughts on ritual circumcision


February 2000


Nancy Cahners



Say Yes to Circumcision

Why this ancient practice is still relevant to modern Jews.


January 26, 2000


Dorothy F. Greenbaum



Standing on Ceremony

Whether religious or not, a welcoming ceremony strengthens a family's commitment to a child.


1/10/00



Chanting Pure Sound in Childbirth

A pregnancy and childbirth expert argues for making childbirth more spiritual.


January 7, 2000


Frederick Leboyer



The Source of All the Confusion

What the Talmud says happens to babies the moment before they're born.


December 20, 1999


Annie Dillard



The Perils of Cross-Cultural Naming

What should a Hindu man and a Protestant woman name their New York baby?


December 20, 1999


Tunku Varadarajan



The Redemptive Force of Children: An Allegory of Adoption

A newborn brings the chance to see the world through new eyes.


December 20, 1999


Rabbi Melissa Crespy



Birth Rites

With the help of a witch, a second-time mother creates her own birth ceremony.


December 20, 1999


A Shiksa Makes a Bar Mitzvah

The non-Jewish mother of a bar mitzvah boy takes the reins.


January 2000



Sexlodge

A New Age sweet sixteen.


January 2000


Zachary Karabell



Diary: Speaking in Tongues

Frozen yogurt, Sunday worship, and a first kiss.


January 2000


Anonymous



Daughter of a Preacher Man

What happens when a PK gets confirmed.


January 2000


Sarah Hinlicky



Boom Boxes and Ribbons

How One Enterprising Group of Women Invented a New Ritual for Teenage Girls


January 2000


Sarah Reid



Confirmation Conundrums

A 15-year-old struggles with faith and doubt.


December 20, 1999


Anonymous



A Gem of an Idea

Jewelry for a girl's coming of age.


December 20, 1999


Virginia Beane Rutter



To This Day, It Remains a Big Day

First Communion is about more than frilly white dresses.


December 20, 1999


Therese Borchard



Confused About the Meaning of Confirmation?

So were the church fathers. Here's a slice of their debate.


December 20, 1999


Church Fathers



Defining Moment

A bat mitzvah shapes a girl into the woman she'll become.


December 20, 1999


Tova Mirvis Laura Fitch

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