THIS WEEK'S DEAR JOHN LETTER!
My wife and I grew up with different backgrounds. She was raised by a pastor and has pretty strict guidelines when it comes to many things that fall in the religious category. I'm a Christian now, but I was raised in a household that did not go to church other than for funerals and weddings. We knew this when we started dating and we absolutely knew this when we were married a little over a decade ago. We now have kids and there are little things that pop up that we don't agree on. Halloween is one of these things. She was never allowed to participate in anything to do with Halloween. I grew up going door to door for candy. Our kids are now at the age where their friends are going out for Halloween and my wife wants our kids to stay home. I told her I'd like to compromise and allow the kids to go out, but have their costume something wholesome and make sure they understand that this is a “just for fun” night and has nothing to do with anything dark. She would rather not have them do anything like this and suggested we take that evening to go to a movie as a family. That way the kids would still have a fun night but we would do it our way. What do you think? Is that a bit much? How long do we make our kids do this? I'm afraid that it's going to make other kids think they're weird. I'm cool with skipping Halloween this year, but I wanted to see if you had any ideas moving forward. Thanks for your time.
Signed – Dad Of Three
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