Nearly one-half of all young people raised in Christian families walk away from their faith when they graduate high school.
My family and I attend church nearly every time the doors are opened. We are very involved in our church. Church is our 2nd home.
- My husband is a deacon
- I am the church secretary
- We are youth workers
- Our son is in the youth praise team
- He is also part of the adult praise team
- My husband runs the soundboard for the adult praise team
- I run the media presentations as well as our internet presence.
Right now, our son LOVES going to church. He wants to be there any time anything is going on. We never (knock on wood) have to drag him there and I praise the Lord for that!
When I read this statistic, it really scared me!
I also have a 29 year old who was in church all of her childhood, and for a big part of her adult life. She no longer attends regularly. I am praying that she will return to it and I am trusting that God will bring her back.
But, in the meantime, I need to do whatever I can to ensure that my 15 year old son has a faith that sticks! A STICKY FAITH!
I have really enjoyed this book. I have taken more notes on this book than I have on any other book. Each chapter gives you stories, research, and then ends with ideas that you can use in your own family.
The first idea I am implementing is in Chapter 5: Connecting- Finding Ways to Relate to Your Teenager. We need to “step into their world“. Show them that what is important to them is important to us. One father said that he lets his son play his favorite music in the car, even though he can barely stand his son’s selections. So, in my car, we listen to my son’s music (Country) on the way to somewhere, and we listen to my music (Contemporary Christian) on the way home. He really seems to appreciate that. It truly blesses my heart when I hear him singing along to the Contemporary Christian music, and even more so, when I hear him in his room practicing the Christian tunes on his guitars!
I highly recommend this book for anyone who doesn’t want their teen to be in the statistic mentioned in the first sentence of this review. But don’t just read the book….. Put into practice what you learn. You may click on the image to the left to read more about, or purchase this book. I highly recommend this book for anyone who doesn’t want their teen to be in the statistic mentioned in the first sentence of this review. But don’t just read the book….. Put into practice what you learn. You may use the link in the image below to read more about, or purchase this book.
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