Celebrating Halloween as a Christian

Please join me over at Modern Alternative Mama where you will find a post about my reasoning to Celebrate Halloween as a Christian.

sneak peek:

It seems there is a lot of debate as to whether or not we should “celebrate” Halloween, at least in the blog-o-sphere. Some bloggers, more times than not, say we shouldn’t and have lots of biblical backings.

I grew up getting dressed up in fancy costumes my Mom and Nana made. We spent the night carving pumpkins, trick or treating and having loads of fun. Never in my childhood did I ever think it was a “bad” holiday.


Picture of my cousins, couldn’t find any of mine
(side note: we weren’t allowed to be anything scary)

I think it matters where your heart is! You can invite all kinds of things in this world into your home, mind, and life…

Continue reading here.

Do you “celebrate” Halloween?

About Rachel

Rachel is a mother to four children and a wife to a wellness doctor. Her passions are faith, family, and health. You can find her writing about her family adventures and inspiring you to make healthier choices for your family.

Comments

  1. Rachel,

    Our family prefers to celebrate Reformation Day — the day that Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses on the church door in Germany. It’s a way of commemorating not just Luther but all the Protestant Reformers of long ago!

    We still do pumpkins (your post is really cute!). We, like you, avoid the scary stuff and instead focus on the fun. Fun for us is gathering with friends and having a movie night; we watch the movie “Luther” every year. We enjoy a huge bowl of buttered popcorn and, you guessed it, everyone’s favorite candy. A total splurge and a totally good time.

    Blessings to you and your cuties!

    ~Lisa

  2. Thanks Lisa! Sometime I think people can “over think” stuff and get caught up in reasons why it’s bad instead of focusing on some of the good things like having fun with their family.

    I’ll be having a few pieces of candy mayself, shh! lol! Having something once in a while is ok and teaching our kids that it’s a special treat is something good for them to learn bc one day they will be faced with it all over and have to handle knowing it’s a treat and not an everyday thing.

  3. Amen! Have a great time. 🙂

  4. Hey Rachel,
    I actually don’t celebrate Halloween. I totally understand where you’re coming from with your heart being in the right place–and I LOVE the dressing up in costume aspect 🙂 But once I learned that Halloween has traditionally been and still very much IS the main holiday for Satanists, I chose not to participate in any way. I was horrified to learn that things like child sacrifices still happen to this day on Halloween. Scary stuff . . .
    I have to say, though-your cousins are precious in that picture! I plan to host a big costume party with friends sometime in the spring perhaps so we can still get in on the costume fun 🙂

  5. Lori- Good to hear from you! Are you still overseas? I understand where your coming from on the holiday for Satanists, we just don’t focus on that or even think about it really, bad things happen in the world everyday so hopefully we can shed some light in the darkness on Halloween. I bet you would have a fantastic party! I hope you post pictures on your blog!

  6. We are still overseas–but we’ll be home next week! We leave New Zealand tomorrow for a few days in Fiji and LA before heading back to Nashville 🙂

  7. Lori- Sounds amazing! Well, if we ever are in Nashville maybe we can meet up! Welcome Home (almost!) 🙂

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