So I was listening to the radio this morning and they were having a really interesting discussion. They were asking their listeners what the word godparent meant to them because as on of the radio personalities said, this term has become kind of secular in today's world. Most people nowadays would say that it means the person who would take the children if something were to happen to the parents and that they're supposed to buy the kids gifts and be around for them. Now, flash back to say 20-30 years ago and being a godparent meant being responsible for keeping the child in the teaching of God. I know some people still go by this definition today but I definately see more people leaning towards the first definition. Some people today only do it for their parents or others that may be pressuring them to do so. I, myself, just got my baby baptized and I admit I did it for a whole bunch of reasons...1) I was baptized and wanted my daughter to be too. 2) My parents and my boyfriends parents definately wanted her baptized. 3)While I'm not overly religious (I believe in God but I don't believe so much in church) I do believe that I needed to have her baptized so God would watch over her. So, just putting this out there to see what different people think.
Did you baptize your child? Did you have Godparents for your child and what does that mean to you?