E-Mail 'The Ritual of Dedication' To A Friend Email a copy of 'The Ritual of Dedication' to a friend * Required Field Your Name: * Your E-Mail: * Your Remark: Friend's Name: * Separate multiple entries with a comma. Maximum 5 entries. Friend's E-Mail: * Separate multiple entries with a comma. Maximum 5 entries. Image Verification: * Loading ... 4 Responses to The Ritual of Dedication Kelly BecomingCrunchy May 9, 2011 at 7:58 pm This sounds like a beautiful ceremony, Charise! I love that you got to write the script for it – I wish I would have thought of something more like that at my daughter’s dedication! It was still a very meaningful time for us though – we stood before friends and family and committed to raise her in the ‘irreligious way of Jesus’… Maybe with our next child I’ll add in more about natural parenting principles – I love the idea of expressing that foundation through ritual. Charise@I Thought I Knew Mama ithoughtiknewma May 11, 2011 at 8:27 pm Thank you, Kelly! Writing the ceremony was such a great exercise to figure out who we are as parents. I’m also very thankful that we had that experience since it was the inspiration for my blog 😉 Suzi suzileigh May 14, 2011 at 2:54 pm This is beautiful! Our family is spiritual but we have been turned off of organized religion and choose to find our own spiritual path. I love that you relate this ceremony to declaring what kind of parent you wish to be, if only more people had that much thought and introspection on their choices. Lovely! Charise@I Thought I Knew Mama ithoughtiknewma May 19, 2011 at 1:59 pm Thank you so much, Suzi! We were very turned off by organized religion too before we found the flexibility of our current church. I appreciate your kind words!