Dale McGowan S Popular And Compassionate Guide Parenting Beyond Belief Was The First Comprehensive Book To Offer A General Philosophy Of Nonreligious Parenting Raising Freethinkers Is A Practical Sequel, Providing Specific Answers To Common Questions And Than Activities For Parents And Their Children Raising Freethinkers Covers Every Topic Nonreligious Parents Need To Know To Help Their Children With Their Own Moral, Intellectual, And Emotional Development, Including Sound Advice On Religious Extended Family Issues, Death And Life, Secular Celebrations, Wondering And Questioning, And Here Parents Will Discover Practical And Effective Ways To Help Children Achieve Religious Literacy Without Indoctrination Explore Life S Meaning And Purpose Promote A Healthy Perspective On Sexuality And Body Image Encourage Ravenous Curiosity Help Kids Come To Terms With Death And Loss Find And Create CommunityComplete With Reviews Of Books, DVDs, Curricula, Educational Toys, And Online Resources Relevant To Each Chapter Topic, Raising Freethinkers Helps Nonreligious Parents Raise Their Children With Confidence
DALE McGOWAN, Ph.D., is a committed atheist, a devoted husband and father, and a recognized expert on raising caring, ethical children without religion He is the author of Parenting Beyond Belief, a collection of essays by and for loving, thoughtful nonreligious parents hailed by Newsweek as a compelling read, and Raising Freethinkers, the first comprehensive resource addressing the unique challenges secular parents face He teaches workshops to nonreligious parents throughout the United States and Canada and was named a Harvard Humanist of the Year Dale also founded the nonprofit Foundation Beyond Belief, a charitable organization dedicated to encouraging and demonstrating acts of humanist generosity.At age 28, Dale married his true love, Becca, a Southern Baptist They had a traditional religious wedding in a beautiful, historic Lutheran church in San Francisco, with two ministers a Methodist friend of the family and the bride s Baptist uncle plus an Episcopal organist No one would have guessed there was an atheist in the room, Dale reflects, much less that he was the one in tux and tails Twenty three years and three kids later, their marriage is, happily, still going strong Yet, as Dale knew from the experiences of others, including close friends, many mixed belief marriages are marked by frequent conflict and pain, and some end in divorce, caused directly by the couple s differences in worldview Why do some secular religious marriages succeed and others fail Dale s fascination with that question and search for answers culminated in the book, In Faith and In Doubt How Religious Believers and Nonbelievers Can Create Strong Marriages and Loving Families.Before finding his calling as a writer, Dale McGowan enjoyed a 15 year career as a professor of music and conductor He holds degrees in physical anthropology and music theory from the University of California, as well as a doctorate in music composition and theory from the University of Minnesota In addition to his books on secular parenting and mixed belief families, he is the author of Atheism for Dummies, Voices of Unbelief, and two works of satirical fiction, Calling Bernadette s Bluff and Good Thunder He makes his home near Atlanta, Georgia, with his wife Becca, a second grade teacher, and their three kids.
- 269 pages
- Raising Freethinkers: A Practical Guide for Parenting Beyond Belief
- Dale McGowan
- 04 September 2019 Dale McGowan