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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Exploring Bad Days with Everything Will Be OK

Some days are just yucky. Things happen that children can’t control and don’t like. They might be little things,

  • Exploring Spirituality with The Little Mermaid

    Children have long loved Ariel, the star of Disney’s The Little Mermaid,

    Remembering Wars & Warriors with Children

    “I found it mom, I found it!” called my daughter. ‘It’ was her great-uncle’s name on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington,

  • Exploring Fears with Bright Star

    Fears are a part of childhood. Whether it’s worries about monsters under the bed, big dogs, loud noises, or parents leaving for a night out,

    Building a Strong Image of Children

    Sometimes when we talk about children, we focus on what kids can’t do: they can’t walk yet, or they can’t reach the sink,

  • Connecting with Nature through Apple and Magnolia

    One summer, my kids and I planted a small garden. While our cucumbers and zucchini did well, our tomato plants struggled.

    Cultivating Virtues

    As my eldest child ran off the soccer field after another bruising loss, I prepared to console her and her teammates.