That is Called Dying (More or Less)

By Wendy Thomas Russell | March 24, 2014 | 3 comments

I’ve written reams about how to talk with children about death without resorting to religious imagery. My daughter nails it in a single sentence.

More or Less

I’m beginning to think I’m no longer needed here.


  1. Steven B says:

    I must agree. Dying is simply returning to the state we were in before we existed. As I recall, it was a very peaceful state and one I have no fear of returning to. Sort of look forward to it in some respects.

  2. Wendy,
    I love this! So simple and beautiful.
    Can I use it in an upcoming carnival?

    CAP: Carnival for Atheist Parenting

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      Natural Wonderers is my new blog published by the Patheos faith network. An extension of my previous blog — Relax, It's Just God — Natural Wonderers offers stories and advice on raising curious, compassionate children in secular families.
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