Parenting As a Spiritual Journey: Deepening Ordinary and Extraordinary Events Into Sacred Occasions

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Jewish Lights Publishing, Jan 1, 1998 - Religion - 183 pages
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How can we foster spiritual growth in ourselves as parents? A perfect gift for the new parent. A helpful guide for anyone seeking to re-envision family life. Parenting as a Spiritual Journey explores the transformative spiritual adventure that all parents can experience while bringing up their children. Parenting as a Spiritual Journey shows, by looking at a typical day?s routine, how even the seemingly insignificant moments in a day with your child can be full of spiritual meaning. From waking up in the morning to bedtime at night, there are so many opportunities for parent and child to connect in a spiritual way. Fuchs-Kreimer helps us see those possibilities, revealing how parents can come to recognize, understand and appreciate the joys, insecurities, wonder and awe that can contribute to the spiritual fulfillment of raising children. Fuchs-Kreimer?s interviews with over one hundred parents, plus her own experiences as a mother of two, illuminate the journey we take every day in raising our children. Included are rituals, prayers, and inspiring passages from sacred Jewish texts?as well as from other religious traditions?that are woven throughout this wise, funny and lyrical book.

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User Review  - Emily Abramson - Goodreads

Such an important book to read as a parent. Filled with rich anecdotes that give me the courage to carry on no matter what parenthood may throw at me. The structure of the book is wholly unique, set ... Read full review

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User Review  - Valerie - Goodreads

I feared that this book would be a "how to" book and have long lists of things that I was supposed to do to be the spiritual parent. It was nothing like that. Instead it relates the experience of many ... Read full review

About the author (1998)

Rabbi Nancy Fuchs-Kreimer, mother of two, has helped many new and not-so-new parents of many faiths and backgrounds discover how to be better parents, and how to spiritually enrich their parenting experience. She is a featured speaker for many synagogues, churches, and academic organizations. Fuchs-Kreimer holds a Ph.D. in religion and is associate professor of religious studies at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in Philadelphia.

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