children

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    Respecting your parents. But what about respecting your children?

    Hi. I just wanted to talk about a topic today. I think judaism, christianity, islam and the baha'i faith all talk about respecting and honouring your parents. But what if the parents are not respectable and dishonourable? What if it's the parents that's doing wrong, disrespecting and...
  2. M

    Mother with young children has cancer -prayer request

    https://www.reddit.com/domain/saraholsonrogers.blogspot.com/ Our local Baha'i community is organizing a 24 hour prayer vigil starting tonight at 8 PM Eastern timezone. But anytime you feel like praying for her would be appreciated!
  3. gnat

    Children's Books and Other

    Have you ever reflected on the differences between children's books of a hundred years ago and today? As I have two little girls, I sometimes consider this. I look at what my children bring home from the library and compare those books to the old classics. So, I decided to bring home two real...
  4. L

    How to ruin your children's lives

    I'm not sure how it happened, but many Baha'is seem to have absorbed the modern secular / sexual revolution belief that divorce is OK and no big deal. I know many children of divorce. For the most part, they come across as victims of a traumatic accident. They tend to have terrible problems...
  5. dbrillet

    Baha'i Life - Special Needs Children, Autism

    I am the father of 3 children. My eldest son has Autism. Trying to integrate my son into Baha'i life has been so challenging and I haven't gotten very far. He has a really hard time sitting down and remaining quiet during feasts and devotionals. My wife even took him to children's class, he...
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    Children from a Baha'i/Non-Baha'i marriage

    Hello! I am a Baha'i who is considering marrying a Catholic man. I have already read in Lights of Guidance that children from such a union are allowed to be baptized at birth and educated in both religions. Also, since the age of the child at Confirmation is so close to the Age of Maturity, they...
  7. Rani

    On the subject of children and parents.

    Speaking of child-raising and education, I came across this passage a few days ago: A child is as a young plant: it will grow in whatever way you train it. If you rear it to be truthful, and kind, and righteous, it will grow straight, it will be fresh and tender, and will flourish. But if not...
  8. Y

    The Children of Abraham (Icon) by Br Robert Lentz

    Artist: Br. Robert Lentz, OFM - an American Franciscan friar and religious icon painter, belongs to the Order of Friars Minor. You can read about him here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Lentz Artist's Narrative: Abraham sits on golden clouds in Paradise, with the countless stars of the...
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    Children Seeing Spirits

    My friend told me this story that his great grandfather died a year before he was born. When he was three he told his parents that he had a conversation with him and his parents never told him anything about his great grandfather and they were shocked at the stuff he had to say. Do you all think...
  10. arthra

    Baha'is arrested for teaching children..

    Baha'is who offered education to earthquake-hit Iranian region arrested GENEVA, 15 March 2011 (BWNS) – Iranian authorities have arrested a number of Baha'is who provided education to children in a region devastated by an earthquake seven years ago. The Baha'i International Community has so...
  11. Pollwr

    This transient life

    Here is a hidden word that reminds us that there is more than this life: "O FRIENDS! Abandon not the everlasting beauty for a beauty that must die, and set not your affections on this mortal world of dust." (Baha'u'llah, The Persian Hidden Words) I wholeheartedly believe this and yet cannot...