Wanted to update you all. It was faster than we thought it would be. It's been very difficult to move on.
To make this "religious"in nature-do you think an atheist daughter can properly provide for her dying fathers Christian/spiritual needs?
This is what I did to help my dad-I contacted hospices chaplain the catholic church in our area and my friend whom my father knows very well who is very spiritual. My father than told me what he preferred-my friend, and I had her come several times to pray with him and talk with him privately.
It was of upmost importance to me that my dad felt at peace upon his passing.
Have you ever been in a position to provide spiritual guidance to a loved one who didn't share your beliefs? Was it difficult or did it come as an act of love?
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do you think an atheist daughter can properly provide for her dying fathers Christian/spiritual needs?
Absolutely so long as they follow the dying father's wishes, which you did and went above and beyond to ensure he was content in his passing. It isn't about religion at that point so much as it is making sure they knew they were loved and making the transition easier.
My condolences on your loss.
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