Communion and Children(Personal Current Event)
Tonight my husband and I opened a bottle of wine and were drinking and discussing events. I asked my 8 yr old if she would like a sip of my wine. She replied "I don't like wine". Of course we inquired when she would have ever tasted it. Her answer was at church with grandmother and grandfather and it tasted really yucky and they also had tiny bread to eat(which she did not eat because she has a wheat allergy).
I am really upset by this news. We are not part of an organized religion or attend church. We do believe in God and Jesus, but my husband and I don't take communion. To me, taking communion says not only that you recognize Christ sacrifice for mankind but that you will also follow a set of rules and live your life a certain way. As an adult, I'm not sure what I believe fully these days. How can a child at 7-8 possibly understand or know what they believe?
I do want to preempt this by saying that my in-laws are wonderful people and I love them very much. They don't usually over step in any way regarding our parenting and I know this wasn't something they would try to do behind our back or meant to upset us in any way at all.
If this were your child(assuming you allow them to go to church with grandparents) how exactly would you handle this situation? Do you allow your child to take communion? At what age?