My daughter is almost 13 years old. Her father and I have been separated since before she was born. Her father and I do not have a very open relationship. We discuss the bare minimum that is necessary where our daughter is involved. He is remarried with 2 stepchildren and 2 children of their own. I am remarried with one additional child.
Our daughter lives with me full-time. Our family (my husband and myself were raised Catholic) but we do not actively go to church. We do, however, discuss our Christian beliefs regularly. She has spent every other weekend and divided vacations with Dad and his family since she was born. Within the past several years they have become Jehovah's Witnesses and have had our daughter accompany them to meetings, events, etc. I wasn't happy that he didn't consult me in this matter, but let it slide because my daughter never showed any interest in this religion. I thought she was a happy Christian.
This weekend I found out (through her father) that she was afraid to ask me to take her to meetings for fear that I would be mad at her. Of course I'm not mad - but I'm so upset with MYSELF for not allowing her to more deeply explore Christianity and getting our family more involved over the years. Now, I don't know what to do or how to approach the situation with anyone. I'm hurt and confused and would like to know if anyone else has any thoughts on the matter. If you need more details, just ask... I'll do what I can to clarify. THANKS.
Asked by Anonymous at 10:15 AM on Apr. 18, 2011 in Religion & Beliefs
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