Now we are at the end of my list on what defines a Pagan Household and we come to what is probably the most important task that we as parents face. The building of a strong and spiritual family.
To start we must begin to define what this means. A strong family is one that can withstand all that life throws at it and withstand by rallying together to face the world as an unified front. A spiritual family is one that shares spiritual moments. You will notice that I didn’t say worship together, this is because even if the family members share different faiths, spirituality can be shared. Whether it is a small moment of silence, for individual prayers, before meal time or in the morning before the day begins. Or it is a camping trip where the family can share in the wonders of Creation, spirituality transcends an individual’s faith.
So what can a family do to begin building a strong and spiritual family? Well, here are some suggestions.
- Write down what you think a strong and spiritual family looks like. To reach our goals we must have them clearly defined.
- Build a Family Altar. Whether it is a Pagan one or one that is more about the spiritual moments the family shares, it will still serve as a focal point for the family to gather around.
- Spend time with each other. And not just as a family, each parent should have time with each of the children individually as well.
I know this is far from a complete list, so if you have any suggestions, then please leave me a comment.