Hey Parents, the Huffington Post just posted a great an article on The No. 1 Reason Teens Keeps the Faith as Young Adults. It is based on the National Study of Youth and Religion. A study that has been ongoing since 2003.
Here are some great quotes form the article on the influence of parents in the spiritual development of students:
“No other conceivable causal influence … comes remotely close to matching the influence of parents on the religious faith and practices of youth,” Smith said in a recent talk sharing the findings at Yale Divinity School. “Parents just dominate.”
“Parents, for better or worse, are actually the most influential pastors … of their children,” Smith said. “Parents set a kind of glass ceiling of religious commitment, above which their children rarely rise.”
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