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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…

My Daily Domestic Clips 01/24/2011 (p.m.)

  • "Jim Bob also revealed that the older kids are about to start college-level studies as part of the path to their career goals, telling us, "Most of our older children have just signed up for the CollegePlus! program, which is a really neat way to get a college education, and you can do it from anywhere in the world. You do it over the Internet or a lot of it through CLEP exams, so they are getting ready to start this and a lot of the people that do this do a four-year degree in about 18 months. They still haven't solidified what their majors would be—some of the girls have an interest in maybe nursing, I think all of them have an interest in film production and that type of stuff. And Josh, even though he has his car business, I think he still has in the back of his mind that he would like to get a law degree.""

    tags: Dugger homeschool highschool Collegeplus CLEP

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