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    #31
    I too don't usually take my kids to Church with me. The reason being that they don't keep quiet in the Church. I have to take them out and be with them. This way even I am not able to attend the Church. Yes, when I take my son to the Church alone, then it is better. He keeps quiet. But, its very difficult to take both of them to Church. Maybe, after my daughter has also grown up a bit, then I will take both of them to Church with me. I want to take them both to Church with me.
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      #32
      Leaving the kids at home while going to church is not biblical, even in the history of bible, there is no any good people of God that did such a thing
      I pray that God will teach your wife the way she train her kids in the way of God
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        #33
        If you leave your kids behind you will not find it easy to bring them up in a christian way. The Bible says you teach your children when they are young and they shall remember when they grow up. Make sure you wake them up early, take them to Sunday school. You may have to be late for the service but eventually it will prove to be worth it.
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          #34
          I think going to church and leaving a child alone at home is a bit of irresponsibility.

          I'm sorry to be so frank, but surely God won't mind seeing a family arrive late (but complete) at a mass because the mother was waiting for her child.

          Try to talk to her better and explain the situation.

          God bless you all.
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            #35
            I remember when we were little, my parents used to bring me to church because my grandparents did that with them too. And now, I bring my own family to church. I think it's good practice to teach children this, as well as reading the bible to them and praying together.
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              #36
              This is a somewhat complicated issue. Some people may contend that you should not force your child into religion, therefore, If they would not wish to go to church then you should not seek to force them to do so. Compare this to them having to go to school, the law practically forces them to do so. Wanting the child to go to church is it that you are exposing them to something unwholesome? Children have a duty to honor their parent's wishes as long as it's not something unwholesome or detrimental to them. Ensuring that their children accompany them to church is not necessarily forcing them into religion, it may be just the opportunity for the child to be able to evaluate and the concept and be more informed on choosing a path of their own.
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                #37
                As you stated it would be more convenient for your family to wait for your daughter to become older then you can take her to church as well. Leaving children at home unattended is quite irresponsible since they are a priority as well.
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                  #38
                  You should set boundaries at a young age for your kids about going to Church because once they get into the habit of not attending, its hard to change their behavior. You are the spiritual leader and you should say no exceptions- including sports or other activities as well that can get in the way. Also the Church family can create a kind of second family as well,and you can become really close to them. Its also a great time for the whole family together, just to get in touch with God as well.
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                    #39
                    I think you are now one body (you and your wife) tell your wife not to leave you behind when she is going to church so that in the day of judgment you will both go to heaven. you also need to explain to her that your child should also go to heaven when you train her in her tender age shen will love the word of go. Wake up you child when its time for chrch
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                      #40
                      Originally posted by ongoro2001 View Post
                      I think you are now one body (you and your wife) tell your wife not to leave you behind when she is going to church so that in the day of judgment you will both go to heaven. you also need to explain to her that your child should also go to heaven when you train her in her tender age shen will love the word of go. Wake up you child when its time for chrch
                      I agree with you on this that it's far better and much more impact-full and critical to teach your child to go to church at an early age since it will teach to be responsible as well as become closer to God.
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                        #41
                        Parents should encourage the kids to attend the church together. It doesn't hurt to adjust the sleep time for kids to allow then to wake up early to attend the church together. And for this case you seem to be ok with being left behind. You are only worried about the kids.

                        You, as the head of the house, should lead by example. The rest will follow what you do and how you do it. A family that prays together, stays together.
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                          #42
                          Well, in my opinion, the answer is NO. The whole family should go to church, but if one of the family members is sick or it cannot come to church you can leave it behind. I don't understand why your wife took that decision, and only you can know why. It is the first time when she does this way...and do you really want to go to church or you and your kids are going just because she insists you to come? If she felt that you are going to church only because she insists maybe she thought it is better to go alone!
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                            #43
                            When I was a kid my grandpa slapped me on the butt when I misbehaved and it was my grand parents that took me to church. Maybe spanking doesn't work well with all children and I don't know if you or don't, but it might keep your kids quiet and respectful if you haven't tried before.
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