My little girl has a best friend…

…and her mom is very religious. We’re attending the new friend’s birthday party this weekend and I must admit, I’m a little nervous. I spoke with her mom today and we had a nice conversation and got to know each other, but it became evident very quickly that religion is important in their family.┬áThe sad thing about this is that it doesn’t matter one bit to me, but I know if they find out we are a freethinking family, my daughter’s new friendship will be in jeopardy. The woman asked how I was raised while we were on the phone, and I told her honestly about my religious upbringing, but left it at that. I didn’t mention that I’ve left that behind, and now I feel as if I’m betraying her and myself.

I’ve promised myself that I will not lie to her, and if she asks, I will be honest. It’s the best I can do. If she is willing to forbid her daughter to be friends with mine because of my beliefs, then perhaps they aren’t a family we need to be associated with anyway. Right? Right?

Sigh. I’m so nervous…

2 Thoughts on “My little girl has a best friend…

  1. Right. This mother would EXPECT others to not only tolerate her beliefs but as we know the super-religious never respect the views of others not like them. Speaking from being raised in a very strict Protestant household and only for myself. There is a chance, however, small as it may be, that she will not have a bad “Get thee away Satan” reaction. Good luck to you and your daughter.

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