Real Kids Real Faith is reimagining how children’s spirituality looks, sounds, and acts in this moment.

Our Vision

Growing up human today means facing big challenges and high expectations. So we’re rethinking how to help children respond creatively to whatever life brings their way.

Children’s spiritual lives don’t come prepackaged, but are stitched together by snuggles on the sofa, tears over a lost lovey, and gaming with friends next door. Their spirituality is also shaped by a parent’s job loss, learning challenges, and allergies that mean nobody else can have peanut butter.

The good, the bad, the really hard – it affects a child’s spirit. And we’ll address it all.

The ideas you’ll find here are research-based, motivated by a desire to see kids flourish in significant ways. This is important work, best done together. We’re glad you’ve joined us.

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Spiritual Exploration with the Webb Telescope

A friend’s 5 year old daughter recently visited our local science museum, where she was mesmerized by the Webb telescope images.

  • Talking with Kids about the Reversal of Roe v. Wade

    Since the Supreme Court decision last month striking down Roe v. Wade, the news is full of stories about what the ruling means for women and girls.

    Being Antiracist with Kids

    As a white researcher and teacher, I know I am susceptible to implicit bias. Even though I am committed to antiracism,

  • Cueing Spiritual Language

    When my son was learning about lower case letters, he got into an argument with his preschool teacher about the letter ‘t’.

    Exploring Miss Quinces

    Summer can often be a time of celebrations and reunions as family members and friends travel to see one another.

  • 3 Kinds of Spiritual Engagement

    A couple of weeks ago, I observed a group of children in a local day camp program. The leader asked them to identify their five senses.

    Exploring Gods & Grief with Thor: Love and Thunder

    My family rarely misses a Marvel movie, and the new Thor: Love and Thunder is no exception.