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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 MirvisLaura Fitch

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