My husband and I are expecting our first child in July, and we couldn’t be happier. That said, there’s one subject that we both feel passionately about — religion. We want our child to be able to choose their religious path for themselves.
We’re both atheists, but our families are deeply religious (my family is Catholic, his family Southern Baptist). My parents understand and respect our religious preferences, and won’t force their opinions on our child… but my husband’s mother is not that way.
How can I gracefully explain to her that we don’t want our child subjected to any guilty feelings toward religion or fingers pointed at us that our views are “wrong”? — Emily