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Parenting Beyond Belief, 2nd Edition by Dale McGowan

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DOUBLE VISION: TEACHING OURTWINS PRIDE AND RESPECT

SHANNON and MATTHEW CHERRY

We will build a home that is compassionate to all,

full of respect and honor for others and each other.

May our home be forever filled with peace, love, and happiness.

When we said these words at our humanist wedding ceremony thirteen years ago, we didn’t even know if we would have children. Now that we have twin daughters, this vow has taken on a whole new importance.

Yes, Lyra and Sophia have changed our lives, but not our values.

We are raising our children in an explicitly humanist family. Chambers Pocket Dictionary defines humanism as “seeking, without religion, the best in, and for, human beings.” That’s really how we see our job as parents: seeking to bring out ...

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