I raised my children knowing God and Jesus, but as an adult, my son Charles (seemed to have) made a determination against belief in God (I say this, understanding that only God knows our hearts). At some point he progressively became ill with schizophrenia. Without knowing for sure, I think the illness came after the decision regarding belief in a God (unless the early part of his disease process, before we recognized it, still influenced him). There are so many various beliefs, even within the Christian tradition, that it leaves me uncertain whether I will one day see my son in heaven. This is a great source of distress to me. I don't mean to start a controversial discussion by any means. Please feel free to express your own feelings and why, while endeavoring to show positive regard for the beliefs others hold close.