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Should I Baptize My Child? Why One Mother Said YES

Posted by Jake Dell on Sep 18, 2014 2:22:00 PM

Watch this heartwarming video of Portia Adney and her reasons for baptizing her son.


If you’re a new parent, or are expecting to be one soon, you may be thinking about baptizing your child.

Many questions may be running through your mind: What steps do I need to take? Should I baptize my baby if I don’t regularly attend church? Should I wait until my child is old enough to understand the significance of baptism? My husband wasn’t baptized, is it still okay to baptize our newborn?

But take a step back for a moment.

As Portia Adney explains in this heartwarming video: the decision to baptize a child is more about the big picture than the little details. Baptism is about family, community, and the foundations that will support your child throughout their lives. It’s the start of a spiritual journey. God loves your child and children and church go together naturally.

Everyone’s heard of the phrase “It takes a village to raise a child.” Well, baptism can be a way of making a big city feel like that village or small town…

Do you have questions about baptizing your child?

One of the best ways to get answers is to visit your local parish and talk to a clergy member. They welcome all questions, no matter how large or how small. Click here to find an Episcopal church near you.

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