Different Levels of Religion & Raising Children


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My husband and I would like to start a family. We are both in our mid-20’s and Jewish. Our levels of Judaism and practice, however, are different. I am more observant (observe Shabbat, keep kosher, feel very connected to G-d). My husband, on the other hand, does not feel the same spirituality (he was not raised this way) and therefore does not place the same value on Judaic laws and customs. He makes an effort to stay home with me on Shabbat and keep kosher in the home – but this is more out of respect for me than his religious belief. Now that we are considering children I am realizing the implications this “conflict” could have on our family. I feel very alone and confused. Please help guide us in the right direction. Thank you so much.



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