Parenting After a Faith Transition

I talk to my clients a lot about their kids. I am a marriage/relationship coach, but kids are often intertwined.  Parenting is another relationship and  parenting is also part of so many mixed faith marriages. 

Before my faith transition my husband and I had a fair amount of conversations regarding parenting. We had some fundamental differences in our approach and practice AND we still worked together to do what we could for those kids. 

Post faith transition it seemed like our  parenting differences were compounded. It is one thing to disagree about spanking or time out and another thing to disagree about ear piercing or church attendance or modesty.

Or is it? 

I don’t really think there is a fundamental difference. Both require the parents to listen to the other and seek to understand. Both require compassion and respect. Both require flexibility and compromise. Fundamentally the same skills are needed before or after a faith transition (you may just need to apply those skills more often). 

You can learn to co-parent in a mixed faith marriage. Your parenting can be better than ever. Coaching may be exactly what you need to dial in your parenting. My one on one or group program starting is a great place to start. You can get coaching on what you are facing as a parent in a mixed faith marriage.