My mom doesn’t approve…

I am a Christian but I am really interested in Wicca and am trying to explore that. However, my mom doesn’t approve. Any advice? —K.L.
Dear K.L., You could do some research, then sit down with her and ask her why she doesn’t approve—and then research again based on what she says so you can address her concerns. For example, many Christians believe that Wiccans worship Satan, or that we try to cast spells contrary to nature. These are both completely absurd fears; in fact, they are the exact opposite of the truth (the witches I know don’t really believe in “evil,” let alone in Satan. And we honor and revere nature more than any spiritual path I know.) You really can’t blame your mom, given the stupid false stereotypes about witches out there in the media! But if you do your research, maybe she will be open to being educated and understanding the beautiful truth about Wicca and how we are all, of all religions, living in the light of the same Spirit. If you do your very best to educate her and she still doesn’t approve, then you will have to just block her out and go about your explorations on your own, in private. But at least you will know that you did your best! 🙂 Blessed Be, K.L.:) —Annie