Writing a letter to your confirmation candidate

It seems that one of the biggest events in confirmation preparation in this country is the letters of support to be given to the confirmation candidates during their mandatory retreats.

I have three such letters saved on this blog:

Confirmation letter to my daughterConfirmation letter to my fourth sonConfirmation letter to to my third son
I've asked my children what they remember about the letter they got from me and their dad, and also what they remembered about the letters they received. 
The answer was not much, or at least nothing specific. In general they were happy to have gotten a bag full of letters and there was a sense of feeling loved and supported. I guess that's the main thing - for them to have a sense that this is an important step in their spiritual growth, and that people they know, love and respect have taken the time out of their lives to let them know that! So here are some tips on procuring and writing letters for young confirmation candidates. Start thinkin…

When My Daughters have Babies...

There are a few books that I want them to be very familiar with so that they can make good childbirth choices. In fact, I'm leaning towards starting with the boys in high school so that they too have a good understanding of what childbirth is and what it is not, and how to make good informed childbirth decisions.

With that in mind, here is my "MUST READ" childbirth bibliography.

The Art of Natural Family Planning

A Good Birth a Safe Birth
Spiritual Midwifery
Ina Mae's Guide to Childbirth
Hearts and Hands
Open Season
Silent Knife
Mind Over Labor
VBAC Companion
Mind over Labor
The Womany Art of Breastfeeding

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  1. Anonymous10:05 AM

    Thanks for this list - I have ordered soome of them.


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