Monday, February 23, 2015

Parents Who Preach and Practice Their Faith at Home are More Likely to See Their Youngsters Keep the Faith

Mom and dads who preach and practice their faith at home are more likely to see their youngsters keep the faith. That’s the conclusion from the latest data collected from the National Study of Youth and Religion.

According to them, “No other conceivable causal influence ... comes remotely close to matching the influence of parents on the religious faith and practices of youth. Parents just dominate.”

So consider this: Parents who don’t go to church consistently and don’t discuss their faith can anticipate their kids to have little enthusiasm for religious services or spiritual issues when they grow up.

In conclusion, our kids will take us at our words and also at our actions.